Global whitelisting

Global whitelisting ensures that all further filtering is skipped for the web objects that are whitelisted, so access to them cannot be blocked.

The global whitelisting process includes several elements, which contribute to it in different ways.

  • Filtering rules control the process.
  • Whitelists are used by rules to let some web objects skip further filtering.

A default process for global whitelisting is implemented on Web Gateway after the initial setup. You can modify this process to adapt it to the requirements of your web security policy.

Filtering rules

The rules that control global whitelisting are usually contained in one rule set.

Whitelisting rules are placed and processed in this rule set. If any of them applies, the following rule sets are skipped and no further filtering is performed for the whitelisted objects.

You can review these rules, modify or delete them, and also create your own rules.

When the default rule set system is implemented, a rule set for global whitelisting is included. Its name is Global Whitelist.

Whitelists

Whitelists are used by whitelisting rules to let particular web objects skip further filtering. There can be whitelists for URLs, media types, and other types of objects.

You can add entries to these lists or remove entries. You can also create your own lists and let them be used by the whitelisting rules.