SonicWall Content Filtering Service (CFS) is a subscription-based add-on service for SonicWall firewall products. This web filtering service blocks inappropriate, unproductive and even illegal and malicious web content for SonicWall customers around the globe.
SonicWall Content Filtering Service Premium Business Edition for NSA 2650 - Subscription license (2 years) - 1 appliance - for NSa 2650, 2650 High Availability, 2650 TotalSecure
- Online & appliance based services - content filtering, appliance software
- Subscription license - 2 years
- SonicWall NSa 2650, 2650 High Availability, 2650 TotalSecure
- Granular content filtering
It allows the administrator to block or apply bandwidth management to all pre-defined categories or any combination of categories. Administrators can apply User Level Authentication (ULA) and Single Sign-On (SSO) to enforce username and password logon. CFS can block potentially harmful content such as Java, ActiveX, and Cookies, as well as schedule filtering by time of day, such as during school or business hours. CFS also enhances performance by filtering out IM, MP3s, streaming media, freeware and other files that drain bandwidth.
- Dynamically updated rating architecture
Cross-references all requested web sites against a highly accurate database categorizing millions of URLs, IP addresses and domains. The SonicWALL firewall receives ratings in real time, and then compares that rating to the local policy setting. The appliance will then either allow or deny the request, based on the administrator's locally configured policy.
- Easy-to-use web-based management
It enables flexible policy configuration and complete control over Internet usage. Administrators can enforce multiple custom policies for individual users, groups or specific category types. Local URL filtering controls can allow or deny specific domains or hosts. To block objectionable material more effectively, administrators can also create or customize filtering databases.
- High-performance web caching and rating architecture
It allows administrators to block sites easily and automatically by category. URL ratings are cached locally on the SonicWALL firewall, so that response time for subsequent access of frequently visited sites is only a fraction of a second.
- IP-based HTTPS content filtering
It allows administrators to control user access to web sites over encrypted HTTPS. HTTPS filtering is based on the categorical rating of inappropriate web site types, such as gambling, online banking, online brokerage and trading, shopping and hacking/proxy avoidance.
- Scalable, cost-effective solution
It controls content filtering from the SonicWALL firewall, eliminating the need for additional hardware or deployment expenditures on a separate dedicated filtering server.