In particular circumstances, a customer may want to present a specific message via a webpage to its network users.
In scenarios where the customer want to inform its network users that they have exceeded their usage quota or informing the users that they are not allowed to go to a particular website.
An HTML Response object can be created so that the Exinda appliance will host the webpage.
There are two network design scenarios in which HTML response works:
1) To restrict the web access to a host or server which is on the LAN, from other hosts or servers on the LAN network as well.
2) To restrict the web access for the hosts or users to the internet or WAN network.
The HTML response in the current design cannot work to restrict access to a host or web server from WAN side or from outside of an organisation's network. A feature request has been made to make improvements in the HTML response.
Note that it is not possible at the moment to use HTML Responses for traffic that is other types than HTTP, HTTPS or HTTP-ALT. This means that websites like Youtube, for example, cannot be subject to HTML Responses because Youtube is a heavy user of UDP (Or QUIC, depending on the browser being used). This additional functionality is a feature request being considered for future release.