Using wildcards with CyberPatrol v7.7

CyberPatrol • 22 June 2015

When configuring web filtering settings to allow or block access to certain websites, it is sometimes useful to add wildcards rather than adding all the individual URL's of websites you wish to allow or block. CyberPatrol’s Allowed and Blocked Keywords feature lets you add keywords which act as wildcards. If you add an allowed or blocked keyword it will ensure that all websites with that keyword in the URL string will always be allowed or blocked.
For example, adding .gov as an Allowed Keyword will ensure that all websites hosted from the .gov domain will always be allowed. It is worth noting that this will also allow any other websites that contain .gov such as those beginning with www.gov and is something to bear in mind when using the Allowed or Blocked Keywords feature. You can also use the Monitoring feature to check on an ad-hoc basis that no users are abusing the system.


Using the Allowed Keywords feature:
1. Open the CyberPatrol Headquarters and click 'Customize Filter Settings'.
2. In the screen that follows click on 'Customize' button next to 'Web Filtering'.
3. Click 'My Allowed Keywords...'.
4. Click the 'Add' button next to a specific user or for global settings.
5. Enter a keyword from the URL of the website that you want to allow.
6. Click 'Save'.

Using the Blocked Keywords feature:
1. Open the CyberPatrol Headquarters and click 'Customize Filter Settings'.
2. In the screen that follows click on 'Customize' button next to 'Web Filtering'.
3. Click 'My Blocked Keywords...'.
4. Click the 'Add' next to a specific user or for global settings.
5. Enter a keyword from the URL of the website that you want to block.
6. Click 'Save'.