Configure web filtering settings for Sophos Mobile Security

Prerequisite: You have activated an SMC Advanced license.
The Sophos Mobile Security app protects you from browsing sites with malicious, undesirable or illegal content.
Note: Web filtering only works with the Android web browser or with Google Chrome.
  1. On the menu sidebar, under CONFIGURE, click Profiles, policies and then click Android.
    The Profiles and policies page is displayed.
  2. Click Create and select Mobile Security policy.
    The Edit policy page is displayed.
  3. Enter a Name and a Version for the new profile.
  4. In the Description field, enter a description for the profile.
  5. Click Add configuration.
    The Available configurations page is displayed.
  6. Select Web filtering and click Next.
    The Web filtering page is displayed.
  7. In the Filter malicious websites field, specify whether you want to Allow access to malicious websites, Warn the user against malicious websites, or Block these sites.
  8. Under Filter websites by category, specify for each category whether you want to Allow access to websites of this category, Warn the user against potential malicious, undesirable or illegal content, or Block websites of this category.
    Websites are categorized based on data from SophosLabs. The data is updated constantly.
  9. Under Website exceptions, you can define:
    1. Allowed domains: add domains or IP addresses that are allowed, even though the category they belong to is blocked.
    2. Blocked domains: add domains or IP addresses that are blocked, even though the category they belong to is allowed.
    You can insert domain names or IP addresses. Examples: www.company.com, *.company.com, 10.2.0.1, 10.2.0.1/24
  10. Click Apply.
Users cannot change the settings that you specified in the Sophos Mobile Control.