Technologies: Content Filtering
- Identity-based filtering policies
- Scalable database with SafeSearch integration
- Automatic, cloud-based signature updates
Cisco Meraki’s sophisticated content filtering enables the users of your network to enjoy the benefits of the Internet while remaining protected from inappropriate or harmful content, maintaining productivity and compliance with applicable business and regulatory requirements.
Identity-based filtering policies
Granular identity based policies can be tailored to specific groups wherever Active Directory is used, with whitelists providing a means to exclude certain users and websites from all filtering. Policy management of AD groups is handled directly in the dashboard, and direct queries of the AD server enable an intuitive interface without the need for AD-based setup or agents, reducing configuration steps and making group-based filtering a breeze.
Scalable database with SafeSearch integration
When a device attempts to access a web page, the address is checked against a database of URIs. Addresses are passed through a series of pattern matching steps so that, for example, access to a specific URL on a website may be allowed, with others excluded. Specific URL addresses can be added to a whitelist to take precedence over the filter. While filtering can traditionally be a complex and time-consuming activity, the Cisco Meraki solution provides improved workflows and greater efficiency for the network administrator.
Integration with Google and Bing SafeSearch enables a safe and secure internet environment with a single click. YouTube for Schools and YouTube EDU integration make managing educational content and access easy, and integrated web caching accellerates video and web downloads across the network.
Automatic, cloud-based signature updates
Cisco Meraki‘s content filtering is simple to administer, with more than 80 categories of websites available to be blocked to all but whitelisted users. Cisco Meraki’s MX Security Appliances work behind the scenes with the Cisco Meraki cloud, providing the network administrator with access to this powerful tool from a single pane-of-glass. Filtering signatures are updated automatically via the cloud, eliminating the need to manually purchase, track, or apply updates, and ensuring policies are always up to date.