2 About GFI WebMonitor
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 the user ID, IP address and requested URLs, taking the following actions:
WebFilter module: Analyzes web traffic received from the blacklist/whitelist filtering mechanism against a list of categories stored in GFI WebMonitor’s WebGrade database. These categories are used to classify and then filter web pages requested by users.
WebSecurity module: Analyzes web traffic through the download control module and scans incoming web traffic for viruses, spyware and other malware.