Yes, I've created a simple whitelist with just ".ilstu.edu" in it to provide access to all the sites that end in ilstu.edu such as www.ilstu.edu and www.admissions.ilstu.edu. I have not been able to block all sites except the whitelist site which is one of my goals with Site Advisor in the case of an emergency where there are serious risks to browsing. An example would be if there were a zero-day vulnerability that was actively being exploited.
I use it all the time it is a great tool for blocking specific websites that are not recommended in a work enviroment!
Was there specific commands or url settings you used to block all the other sites except those on the whitelist?
That is the same issue I kept running into, I will kept trying Thanks for the response
Right, the tool does not currently have an option to setup a global blacklist. The limitation of having to have a site designated of at a least 6 characters prevents creating one with wildcards or a series of wildcards. For example, blocking all of .com, .net, and several overseas domains isn't possible because they are two or three characters short of the minimum requirement.
Guys this is what I do I have a long list
Product = SiteAdvisor Enterprise Plus 3.0
Category = Prohibit List
I enter in all three of the following examples. I've been building my list for a while hope that this helps
Out of respect to the Community I don't want to attach my list because of the content that I've built over the last few months. If there was a way to share the the list together I would be all for it but I would want to email it directly to you if that is ok with Mcafee!!!
Thanks for commenting and I will check on your recommendation
Thanks for commenting and I will give your recomendation a try as well as try to see if I can emulate what you did
We released an add on module to do Endpoint Content filtering of SAE called, " Web Filtering for Endpoint." It is included in several of the new Endpoint suites released in June of this year or optionally as a stand alone SKU (WFE)), you can block all web sites by choosing "Block" on all 96 content categories. Then you can enable access only to specific sites by creating an authorize list.
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