WebBlocker URL Filtering
Web Security. Corporate Compliance.
You can quickly find yourself in bad places while researching the web, exposing your network to malware which will cause massive problems for your organization. Leaving users free to roam the web also can result in lost productivity, reduced bandwidth, and even worse, legal liability. With WatchGuard’s WebBlocker, you get a strong and easy-to-use result for controlling and covering web activity across your entire organization.
Protect users from risky content by blocking malicious websites
Increase employee productivity and enforce corporate policies by blocking unsuitable workplace content
Choose from over 130 blocking categories and sub-categories and filter on both HTTP and HTTPS
Allow or restrict URLs and set policies by user, group, and schedule
Set instant notifications for when users plan to access blocked content
Seamless integration with WatchGuard Dimension for complete visibility into all web activity
Block Access to Malicious Sites
Guard your network against risky web pages and malicious activity using advanced web filtering. Delivered as an integrated Security Service, WebBlocker includes a hosted URL database that simplifies setup and administration while furnishing nonstop, up-to-the-minute protection, securing your network, and guarding your sensitive information.
Enforce Corporate Policies and Increase Employee Productivity
Most organizations have programs that restrict viewing inappropriate and offensive content, but maybe you want to block social media for all users with the exception of your marketing team. Maybe you want your employees to view entertainment-related content only during lunch hours or have a set quota per week. With WatchGuard’s WebBlocker, you have complete control to set different policies per user or group with the granularity that won’t cause big broad problems to other departments as you lock down web usage.
Ensure Network Bandwidth for Business-Critical Applications
Avoid slow connection speeds and network bottlenecks caused by cyberloafing. With WebBlocker, you can easily block or limit on-work-related web activity to ensure adequate bandwidth is available at all times. In combination with WatchGuard Dimension, you’re able to quickly diagnose the problem and set policies that will ensure your business is running at top speed.
Complete Visibility into Web Activity
Use visual representations to quickly distill web activity on your network, including most often viewed categories, blocked websites, user activity, and much more. you’ll also generate web audit reports for detailed analysis.
How It Works
WebBlocker identifies the requested URL and then sends a query to the cloud to classify the URL category and sub-category.