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Supported browsers for URL filtering for HTTPS traffic

    • Updated:
    • 30 Dec 2019
    • Product/Version:
    • Worry-Free Business Security Services 5.7
    • Worry-Free Business Security Services 6.2
    • Worry-Free Business Security Services 6.3
    • Worry-Free Business Security Standard/Advanced 7.0
    • Worry-Free Business Security Standard/Advanced 8.0
    • Worry-Free Business Security Standard/Advanced 9.0
    • Platform:
    • Windows 2003 Small Business Server
    • Windows 2008 Small Business Server
    • Windows 7 32-bit
    • Windows 7 64-bit
    • Windows Vista 32-bit
    • Windows Vista 64-bit
    • Windows XP Professional
Summary

The HTTPS traffic filtering needs NSC browser plug-in module for hooking. Thus, there are only specific browsers that are supported.

Details
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Here is the support structure of URL filtering for HTTPS traffic:

For WFBS 9.0

BrowserHTTPHTTPS
Internet Explorer (IE)YesYes (IE6-IE11)
FirefoxYesYes (up to v28.0)
ChromeYesNo
OthersYesNo
 
The TM plug-in is enabled by default in IE but not in Firefox.
 

For WFBS 6.0/7.0/8.0

BrowserHTTPHTTPS
Internet Explorer (IE) YesYes (up to IE9)
FirefoxYesYes (up to v4.0)
ChromeYesNo
OthersYesNo

For WFBS-SVC 6.6

The following browsers support Web blocking:

  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Internet Explorer 
  • Firefox 
HTTPS Web Threat Protection needs to be enabled under Global Security Agent Settings for Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge support.
 

Do the following:

  1. Go to POLICIES.
  2. Select Global Security Agent Settings.
  3. Click on the Security Settings tab.

    Security Settings tab

  4. Scroll down and look for the HTTPS Web Threat Protection section.
  5. Tick Enable HTTPS checking for Web Reputation and URL Filtering on Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge.

    Enable HTTPS checking

  6. Click Save.
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Solution Id:
1060142
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