Example scenario of merging policies

This example describes:

Instructions on how to apply policy settings to ESET Endpoint security products

How policies are merged when applying flags and rules

In situations where the Administrator wants to:

Deny access for San Diego Office to the websites www.forbidden.uk , www.deny-acces.com , www.forbidden-websites.uk and www.forbidden-website.com

Allow access for Marketing department to the websites www.forbidden.uk , www.deny-acces.com

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...the Administrator has to follow these steps:

1.Create a new static group San Diego office and then Marketing department as a subgroup of static group San Diego office.

2.Navigate to Admin > Policies and create a new policy as follows:

a)Called San Diego office

b)Expand icon_section Settings and select ESET Endpoint for Windows

c)Navigate to Web and Mail > Web access protection > URL Address Management

d)Click the icon_apply_policy button to Apply policy and edit Address list by clicking Edit

e)Click List of blocked addresses and select Edit.

f)Add the following web addresses: www.forbidden.uk, , www.deny-acces.com , www.forbidden-websites.uk and www.forbidden-website.com.Save the list of Blocked addresses and then address list.

g)Expand icon_section Assign and assign the policy to San Diego office and its subgroup Marketing department

h)Click Finish to save the policy

This policy will be applied to San Diego office and Marketing department and will block the websites as shown below.

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3.Navigate to Admin > Policies and create new policy:

a)Called Marketing department

b)Expand icon_section Settings and select ESET Endpoint for Windows

c)Navigate to Web and Mail section > Web access protection > URL Address Management

d)Click the icon_apply_policy button to Apply policy, select the Append rule and then edit the Address list by clicking Edit. Rule Append causes that the Address list will be placed at the end when merging policies.

e)Click List of allowed addresses > Edit.

f)Add the following web addresses: www.forbidden.uk, , www.deny-acces.com. Save the list of blocked addresses and then address list.

g)Expand icon_section Assign and assign the policy to Marketing department

h)Click Finish to save the policy

This policy will be applied to Marketing department and will allow access to the websites as shown below.

admin_policy_merge_allowed

 

4.The final policy will include both policies applied to San Diego office and Marketing Department. Open Endpoint Security product and navigate to Setup > Web and email > Advanced setup, select the Web and email tab > Web access protection and expand URL addres management. The final Endpoint product configuration will be shown.

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The final configuration includes:

1. Address list of San Diego office policy

2. Address list of Marketing department policy