Authorize websites

If you use role-based administration:

For more information, see Managing roles and sub-estates.

If you want to authorize a website that Sophos has classified as malicious, you can add it to the list of authorized sites. Authorizing a website will prevent URLs from that website being verified with Sophos's online web filtering service.

CAUTION:
Authorizing a website that Sophos has classified as malicious could expose your users to threats. Make sure that it is safe to visit the website before you authorize it.

To authorize a website:

  1. Check which anti-virus and HIPS policy is used by the group(s) of computers you want to configure.
  2. In the Policies pane, double-click Anti-virus and HIPS.
  3. Double-click the policy you want to change.
    The Anti-Virus and HIPS Policy dialog box is displayed.
  4. Click Authorization.
    The Authorization Manager dialog box is displayed.
  5. On the Websites tab, click Add.
    • To edit a website entry, select it in the Authorized websites list, and then click Edit.
    • To delete a website entry, select it in the Authorized websites list, and then click Remove.
The website appears in the Authorized websites list.

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