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Using the Device Access Control (DAC) feature of Worry-Free Business Security (WFBS) 9.0

    • Updated:
    • 13 Mar 2020
    • Product/Version:
    • Worry-Free Business Security Standard/Advanced 9.0
    • Platform:
    • Windows 2008 Enterprise
    • Windows 2008 Server R2
    • Windows 2008 Standard
    • Windows 2011 Small Business Server Essentials
    • Windows 2011 Small Business Server Standard
    • Windows 2012 Enterprise
    • Windows 2012 Server Essentials

DAC is a feature that is currently only available in WFBS 9.0. It allows administrators to add/edit/delete/reorder access control policies to allow/block mobile devices to access Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) components of mail/calendar/task/contact.

Currently, DAC supports Exchange 2010 SP3 and 2013. On other versions, DAC is going to be hidden.
  1. Log in to the WFBS Security Server console.
  2. Go to Security Settings > Exchange Server > Configure Settings.

    Configure Settings window

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  3. Go to Mobile Security > Device Access Control.
  4. Tick the Enable Device Access Control option and then click Save.

    Turn on the DAC feature

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  1. On the Device Access Control page, click Add to create a new DAC policy.

    Adding DAC policies

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    The Policy Details window appears.

  2. On the Policy Name field, type a name for the policy that you want to create.
  3. On the Description box, provide a description or overview about the policy.
  4. On the Apply to Accounts section, choose the accounts for the policy.

    You can choose from the following options:

    • Anyone
    • Specified device owners
      • Search for Active Directory (AD) users
      • Search for AD groups
      • Search for AD users/groups

    Configuring accounts

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  5. On the Device Operating Systems (OS) section, configure the following settings:

    Device OS type

    • Any operating system
    • iOS
    • Android
    • BlackBerry
    • Windows Phone

    OS version

    • Any versions
    • Specific version number range
      • From
      • To
      • Exclude versions (separate entries with commas)

    Setting OS

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  6. On the Access Target section, select Allow or Blockfor the following permissions:
    • Mail
    • Calendar
    • Contacts
    • Tasks

    Configure access target

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  7. Click Save.

You can create multiple DAC rules that you can also delete or re-order according to priority.

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