Lockouts

The Web Filter has the ability to temporarily lock out users who persistently try to visit blocked websites. You can configure the number of minutes a user will be locked out of internet access, the lockout trigger in terms of attempts over a specified period of time, and email notifications

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.

Field Name Description
Block internet access for Temporarily block the user from continued web access for X number of minutes. (Default is 15 minutes. Maximum is 60 minutes. Set to 0 to alert only and not block.)

Best Practice: For testing, set to 0 in order to alert only and then set Lockouts for Porn and Gambling.

Alert Only To send a notification and alert, without suspending the user’s internet access, set the Block Internet Access to 0 (zero) minutes.
Tolerance A Lockout will occur when a user attempts to access a blocked category more than X times in X seconds. (Maximum 60 seconds, default of 5 times in 30 seconds)
Email Notifications 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 notification 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 ****** from (IP)