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Barracuda Web Security Gateway

How to Configure Dropbox Business Support

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This feature applies to the Barracuda Web Security Gateway 310 and higher running firmware version 12.0 and higher.

Note that you must configure SSL Inspection on the ADVANCED > SSL Inspection page to block HTTPS applications.

To block the Dropbox Web/Desktop Client:

  1. Log into the Barracuda Web Security Gateway as admin.
  2. Go to the BLOCK/ACCEPT > Web App Control page.
  3. In the Allowed Applications column, make sure the Dropbox Business Apps category filter is unchecked (not Allowed).
  4. Click Block >> . The Dropbox Business Apps > Dropbox Web/Desktop Client category filter should move to the Blocked Applications box.

To create exceptions with the Dropbox Web/Desktop Client:

For example, create an exception to allow only members of the Faculty Local Group to use Dropbox Business Apps.

  1. Log into the Barracuda Web Security Gateway as admin.
  2. Follow instructions above to block Dropbox Business Apps.
  3. Go to the BLOCK/ACCEPT > Exceptions page.
  4. Select the Allow Action.
  5. Select Faculty for  the Local Group in the Applies To field.
  6. Select Web App Control for Exception Type.
  7. Select Dropbox Business Apps for Web App Name.
  8. In the Allowed IDs field, enter valid Dropbox Team IDs. See your Dropbox administrator.
  9. Enter other exception policies and then click Add.
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