Main elements of the user interface

The main elements of the user interface for Web Gateway can be seen in the following sample screen.

Figure 1. User interface


The table below describes the main elements of the user interface.

Table 1: Main elements of the user interface
Option Definition
System information line Displays system and user information.
System Preferences Opens a window to let you configure settings for the browser that you want to use when working with the user interface.
User Preferences Opens a window to let you configure settings for the user interface and change your password.
Logout Logs you off from the user interface.
Help icon

Opens the online Help.

You can browse through its pages or navigate on a tree structure and perform a full text search or search for index terms.

Top-level menu bar

Lets you select one of the following menus:

  • Dashboard — For viewing information on events, web usage, filtering activities, and system behavior
  • Policy — For configuring your web security policy
  • Configuration — For configuring the system settings of the appliance
  • Accounts — For managing administrator accounts
  • Troubleshooting — For solving problems on the appliance
Search

Opens a window with the following search options:

  • Search for objects — Lets you search for objects such as rule sets, rules, lists, settings, and user-defined properties.

    After typing a search term in the input field, all objects with names matching the search term are shown.

    When performing a search among rule sets and rules, you can also search for operands in the rule criteria and event parameters.

    For example, the search will find mcafee.com in URL.Host equals "mcafee.com" or in Email.Send ("abc@mcafee.com", "testmail", "hello"<Default>).

    The operands and parameters can be strings, numbers, or regular expressions.

    Boolean terms, lists, and settings used as operands or event parameters cannot be searched for.

  • Search for objects referring to — Lets you select a list, property, or settings and displays all rules that use the selected item.
Save Changes

Saves or discards your changes.

Clicking this button saves your latest changes.

Clicking the arrow next to the button opens a menu with these options:

  • Discard Changes and Reload — Discards all changes made since the last save and reloads the old configuration.
  • Save Changes with Comment — Opens a window to let you type a plain-text comment before saving your latest changes.

Tab bar

Provides the tabs of the currently selected top-level menu.

The top-level menus have the following tabs:

  • Dashboard
    • Alerts
    • Charts and Tables
  • Policy
    • Rule Sets
    • Lists
    • Settings
    • Templates
  • Configuration
    • Appliances
    • File Editor
  • Accounts
    • Administrator Accounts

The Troubleshooting top-level menu has no tabs.

Toolbar (on tab) Provides varying tools (depending on the selected tab).
Navigation pane Provides tree structures of configuration items, such as rules, lists, and settings.
Configuration pane Provides options for configuring the item that is currently selected on the navigation pane.