Controlling Internet Access

Day to day maintenance of web and firewall policy

SSL Decryption/Inspection
With version 3.5.3, Sonar now has the ability to do SSL Decryption/Inspection, something that has been a highly requested feature for us in the past. With m...
Fri, 14 Jul, 2017 at 2:25 AM
Enforcing Google and YouTube Safe-search
Google's safe-search is a service provided to lock down the safe-search option for schools. It works by pointing your DNS records for Google.com to spe...
Tue, 27 Jun, 2017 at 10:57 PM
Adding a Custom block/allow list
While Sonar offers many content filtering options using pre-filled filtering categories frequently updated by CommTouch, there might be times where you want...
Fri, 14 Jul, 2017 at 2:44 AM
Adding URL Regular Expression Exceptions
Using Regular Expressions you can create exceptions to URL Regular Expression filtering rules. A Regular Expression, often called a pattern, is an expressi...
Wed, 19 Jul, 2017 at 4:53 AM
Blocking a Website(s)
Web Filtering is one of Sonar's core features. Having the ability to control what your users can access is vital in network management and web control....
Tue, 27 Jun, 2017 at 10:56 PM
Filtering: Best Practices
When first implementing Sonar into your environment, there can be a lot of things that you will be considering changing and/or utilising. Sonar has many f...
Mon, 17 Jul, 2017 at 11:20 PM
Global Policy
When filtering web content, we understand the need to permanently block certain things. This is where Sonar's Global Policy comes into play. Global Pol...
Tue, 27 Jun, 2017 at 10:57 PM
Adding a Site Exception
Sonar's Web Filtering service is one of Sonar's most outstanding features, and while we understand that blocking particular websites are important...
Tue, 27 Jun, 2017 at 10:58 PM
Adding a Firewall Rule to Sonar
INTRODUCTION Adding a Firewall rule is quite a common question, but the process itself is quite simple and easy to do. By default. Sonar blocks EVERYTHI...
Tue, 27 Jun, 2017 at 10:58 PM
Adding a Network Object
What is a Network Object? Like Rule Objects, a Network Object is vital tool in the creation of Firewall Rules on Sonar. The serve as the Source and Destinat...
Mon, 17 Jul, 2017 at 11:18 PM