General Basics

How do I get to this page?

This page opens when you navigate to Web Filter and click General.

What’s on this page?

The settings on this page control the basic operation of the Web Filter, and affect all filtered devices and users

When should I use this?

Use the General page to configure the basic functions of the Web Filter module. The General page allows you to configure the way the Web Filter handles traffic, including enabling SSL decoding (which is very important for Google sites), blocking potentially harmful P2P networks, and blocking proxy requests.

This page also allows you to set several behavioral settings, such as forcing Google Safe Search and YouTube Safety Mode (in order to filter inappropriate search results.) Finally, the General page also lets you set up blocked website reviewer emails, where user-submitted blocked sites can be reviewed and unblocked.