N/APosted on - 09/29/2011
I have a barracuda Model 210 web filter.
I plainly use this as a web filter in our small office so they can't access social networking media and other sites that is eating up a lot of bandwidth that will hinder our VOIP performance.
Our network is setup as a domain and the firewall works but when a user types https://www.domain.com/, though the domain is blocked, it will let them access it using https.
I tried blocking https and to no avail.
Thanks in Advance!
Barracuda Web Filter (Model 210) problem using https
HTTPSis a Uniform Resource Identifier or URI that is used to indicate a secure HTTP connection.
It is the combination of a normal HTTP connection over an encrypted Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) or a Transport Layer Security (TLS) and uses port 443.
To be able to filter sites that use secured connection, you can use WFilter Enterprise to filter connections.
WFilter can be downloaded .
This application is compatible with these operating systems:
Windows 2000 32-bit and 64-bit
Windows 2003 32-bit and 64-bit
Windows 2008 32-bit and 64-bit
Windows XP 32-bit and 64-bit
Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit
Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit
To filter sites that use HTTPS connections:
Download and install WFilter.
Click Others tab.
Check Enable HTTPS Black/White List.
Add HTTPS sites in the Black List just like in the image below and then click Save.
This is only a trial version and can only monitor up to 8 workstations and has 15 days to expire.