In WFBS 9.0, we added back the Global Approved/Blocked List. Also, a granular URL approved/blocked list is also created per group for stricter policies.
Global Approved/Blocked List
You can now add global blocked and approved list for Web Reputation and URL Filtering.
Group Approved/Blocked List
When you tick the Customize approved/blocked URLs for this group check box, the group will not look at the Global list.
You can also use the Import from global settings button to add the blocked or approved list from the Global setting to the text area.
To know which information is carried over during an upgrade of WFBS on the Approve/Block List, see table below:
|Scenario||Group List||Global List|
|Fresh installation of WFBS 9.0||Y||Y|
|Direct upgrade from WFBS 6.0 with customized URLs in Global settings to 9.0||N||Y|
|Direct upgrade from WFBS 7.0 with customized URLs in Global settings to 9.0||N||Y|
|Upgrade from WFBS 8.0 with customized URLs in Group settings to WFBS 9.0||Y||N|
|Successive upgrade from WFBS 6.0 > 8.0 > 9.0 with customized URLs in Global and Group settings||N||Y|
|Successive upgrade from WFBS 7.0 > 8.0 > 9.0 with customized URLs in Global and Group settings||N||Y|
|Successive upgrade from WFBS 8.0 > 9.0 with customized URLs in Global and Group settings||Y||N|
|Fresh installation of WFBS 9.5||Y||Y|
|Direct upgrade from WFBS 9.0 with customized URLs in Global settings to 9.5||Y||Y|