Control Internet access with rock-solid Web filtering. Umbrella Web filtering lets you manage acceptable use and compliance policies, putting you in control.
Manage the Internet experience on your network with pre-defined category bundles, custom policies, whitelist-only mode and domain blacklist and whitelist. Create exceptions using time limited or persistent bypass codes or credentials.
Umbrella’s rich database of more than 59 categories, covering millions of domains, allows you to control which sites can be accessed on your network. The easy-to-use Web-based administration console allows you to quickly set up and manage different Internet access policies per network, giving you greater control of your organization’s Internet usage.
Whitelists and Blacklists
Umbrella enables you to customize our category-based filtering to meet each network’s specific needs. Quickly create exceptions to allow or block specific domains, regardless if the category it belongs to is allowed or blocked.
Whitelists allow you to ensure that a particular site is always accessible, even if the category it belongs to is being blocked. Blacklists operate in the opposite fashion by ensuring that a site on the blacklist is never accessible. Umbrella Enterprise customers can have unlimited entries in their whitelist and blacklist to accommodate custom needs.
Block Page Bypass
Block Page Bypass is an innovative feature that allows the granting of special permissions to bypass filtering settings without the use of any software or appliance. This feature enables you to assign individual users, such as your marketing managers, the ability to access specific filtering categories, such as social networking, or individual domains that are normally blocked on your network. Bypass privileges can be granted persistently on a per-user basis or through use of a bypass code, which grants access for one hour to 10 years.
Umbrella’s Whitelist-Only feature is best used for networks where Internet access should be restricted to specific domains. This allows for a “locked-down” and controlled Internet environment.