Creating a Group and Configuring the Filtering Policy

Creating a Group and Configuring the Filtering Policy

This guide will walk you through creating a new Lenovo NetFilter Group and customizing the Group's filtering policy by choosing a Categories Template, or creating a customized template.  We'll also cover how to configure the Allow and Deny lists to further refine the policy.

Create a new NetFilter Group

  1. Log into Lenovo NetFilter as a a site administrator. 
  2. From the left navigation menu, select Policies.
  3. Select Groups.
  4. Select Create Group.
  5. Enter a name in the Group Name field.  Example: students@domain.edu.
  6. Optional:  In the Description field, enter a description of the group.
  7. Optional:  Select a group icon by selecting Default in the drop-down list and selecting a different option.  Example: Car.
  8. Select Save to create the Group.

Configure the Filtering Policy via Categories and Lists

  1. Select the Group's name or icon to view the Group details.
  2. Select the Categories tab.
  3. Select the Custom dropdown list to choose from one of the following templates:  Strict, Custom, Moderate, Relaxed, Secure or None.
    1. Note:  Select Custom to create your own customized policy.  Then as an example, you can select or unselect Categories (e.g. Web Content > Information > Social Networking).  Categories that are checked are "on" and being denied.
  4. Once you are finished, select the Submit button.
    1. Note:  You can further refine the policy by adding entries to the Allow and/or Deny Lists.  These entries override the Categories settings.



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