The Web Filter temporarily locks out users who persistently try to visit blocked web sites. This feature helps prevent content filter abuse. Locked out users lose their Internet access for a configurable amount of time.
Use the Lockouts report to view and manage locked-out users. An optional email can also be sent to notify an administrator that the Lockout has occurred.
|Block internet access for
||Temporarily block the user from continued web access for X number of minutes. (Maximum 60 minutes)
||To send a notification and alert, without suspending the user’s internet access, set the Block Internet Access to 0 (zero) minutes.
||A Lockout will occur when a user attempts to access a Lockout category more than X times in X seconds. (Maximum 60 seconds, default of 5 times in 60 seconds)
||Email notifications can be sent whenever a lockout occurs. Enter one or more email addresses in this field. Separate multiple addresses with commas.
Note: The email identifies the IP address. If the locked out machine is running the User Agent, the email will also identify the logged-in user.
The following is the user view of a lockout. The lockout states Sorry, your access to the internet has been temporarily revoked. You have been identified as anonymous from (IP)