10/06/2021

NetSweeper – Managing SSL Decryption

Within the platform we enable SSL Decryption by default on student and staff filtering policies. This feature allows the filtering of website which are accessed via secure means HTTPS.

Example here would be filtering the content provided from a search engine

  • Where SSL Decryption is not used we are reliant on the ‘safe search’ capabilities of the search engine to filter out the results, this is not linked to your filtering preferences.
  • Where SSL Decryption is used, we compliment the search engines ‘safe search’ results with filtering preferences defined by you, meaning any thumbnail and cached results can also be screened.

Remove SSL Decryption for Web Resource

From Web Admin – Policies – Policies – Click into the Policy to amend – Click New Entry

Complete the form

  • New Entry – decrypt:// empsn.org.uk
  • Entry Type – URL
  • Request Part – Request URL
  • Action – Allow
  • Comments – Disables SSL Decryption for website resources containing the name empsn.org.uk

Click – Save Entry to apply the change

Remove SSL Decryption for device IP

From Web Admin – Policies – Policies – Click into the Policy to amend – Click New Entry

Complete the form

  • New Entry – decrypt:// 10.11.12.40
  • Entry Type – URL
  • Request Part – Client IP
  • Action – Allow
  • Comments – Disables SSL Decryption for IP address 10.11.12.40

Click – Save Entry – to apply the change

Remove SSL Decryption for an IP Range

From Web Admin – Policies – Policies – Click into the Policy to amend – Click New Entry

Complete the form

  • New Entry – decrypt://10.11.12.50-10.11.12.60
  • Entry Type – URL
  • Request Part – Client IP
  • Action – Allow
  • Comments – Disables SSL Decryption for IP addresses within the range 10.11.12.50-10.11.12.60

Click – Save Entry – to apply the change

Where there is the need to remove a device from SSL Decryption, we can remove this for the individual device or a range of devices from the web filtering policy.  This can be reconfiuged from the webadmin tool. Outcome here will give the same web filtering

More Information

If you would like more information on transparent web filtering please drop us a line at support@empsn.org.uk and we will be happy to help. Thank you

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