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Barracuda Content Shield

SafeSearch With Barracuda Content Shield

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SafeSearch helps block explicit text, images, videos, and websites from Google, Yahoo, Bing, and YouTube search results. You can create a SafeSearch policy on a per-user basis, per group, or for Everyone.

Important Notes:

  • If you enable SafeSearch for a user or group, then BCS intercepts SSL traffic in order to view the full URL, which can require additional processing resources on the endpoint machine. For this reason, make sure to only enable SafeSearch for specific users, not for entire groups – unless everyone in the group has a machine that can handle the additional resource usage.
  • Rules you create on the ADVANCED FILTERING page are applied in the order in which they appear in the table. Each rule takes precedence over the rule(s) listed below that rule. For details and examples, see How Rules Are Applied (Order of Precedence) in How to Configure Advanced Filtering Policies.

How to Enable SafeSearch

  1. Go to the ADVANCED FILTERING page and, in the table, find the user or group (or Everyone) policy for which you want to enable SafeSearch.
  2. Click the 3 dots (3Dots.png) in the More  column. Select SafeSearch. Or, to create a new policy, click the blue drop-down on the right of the screen, as shown below. Select SafeSearch, and then click the blue SafeSearch button.
  3. In the SafeSearch pop-up window, toggle SafeSearch to ON and click Save.

SafeSearchDropDown.png

The policy may take a few minutes to go into effect. You will see the SafeSearch Active text with a green checkmark icon in the SafeSearch column for the selected user/group in the table, as shown below. When a user for whom the SafeSearch policy is enabled searches for explicit content on any of the search engines listed here, the search results will be filtered and won't be displayed.   

SafeSearchActiveIcon.png

How to Disable SafeSearch

  1. Go to the ADVANCED FILTERING page and, in the table, find the user or group (or Everyone) for which you want to disable SafeSearch.
  2. Click the 3 dots (3Dots.png) in the More  column. Select SafeSearchPolicy.
  3. In the SafeSearch pop-up window, toggle SafeSearch to OFF and click Save.

In the SafeSearch column in the table, no icon or text is shown for the selected user/group.

 

 

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