2 About GFI WebMonitor
IMPORTANT: Forwarding of incoming traffic generated by the user to GFI WebMonitor depends on the network environment; i.e. where GFI WebMonitor is installed.
Request initiation: Users request a webpage or a download from the Internet. The incoming traffic generated by the user’s request is forwarded to GFI WebMonitor.
Blacklist/Whitelist filtering: The internal GFI WebMonitor blacklist/whitelist filtering mechanism analyzes users’ IDs and IP addresses and requested URLs. GFI WebMonitor takes the following actions regarding blacklist and whitelist web traffic:
WebFilter module: Analyzes uncategorized web traffic received from the blacklist/whitelist filtering mechanism against a list of categorized websites stored in the WebGrade database.
NOTE: The WebFilter module is only available in the WebFilter Edition and the Unified Protection Edition of GFI WebMonitor. In the WebSecurity Edition, web traffic is sent directly from the whitelist/blacklist filtering mechanism to the WebSecurity module.
WebSecurity module: Analyzes web traffic through the download control module and scans incoming material for viruses, spyware and other malware.
NOTE: The WebSecurity module is only available in the WebSecurity Edition and Unified Protection Edition of GFI WebMonitor. In the WebFilter Edition, WebSecurity processing is not performed, and web traffic is forwarded on to the user.
IMPORTANT: Forwarding of approved web material by GFI WebMonitor to the user depends on the network environment; i.e. where GFI WebMonitor is installed.