Web access protection

Web access protection works by monitoring communication between web browsers and remote servers to protect you from online threats, and complies with HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) and HTTPS (encrypted communication) rules.

Access to web pages known to contain malicious content is blocked before content is downloaded. All other webpages are scanned by the ThreatSense scanning engine when they are loaded and blocked if malicious content is detected. Web access protection offers two levels of protection, blocking by blacklist and blocking by content.

We strongly recommend that you leave Web access protection enabled. The following options are available in Advanced setup (F5) > Web and email > Web access protection:

Basic - Lets you enable or disable Web access protection. When disabled, options below will become inactive.

hmtoggle_plus1Web protocols - Allows you to configure monitoring for these standard protocols which are used by most Internet browsers.

URL address management - Allows you to specify HTTP addresses to block, allow or exclude from checking.

ThreatSense parameter - Allows you to configure settings such as types of scan (emails, archives, exclusions, limits, etc.) and detection methods for Web access protection.