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Log all activity blocked by Web control rules in ESET Remote Administrator (6.x)

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https://support.eset.com/kb6043

Issue

  • Log all websites blocked by a Web control rule when visited by endpoints running ESET Endpoint Security 
  • Create a new ESET Remote Administrator Dashboard report for blocked URLs

Solution

I. Create a new Web control rule

If you have already created a Web control rule and want to create a Dashboard report, first make sure to change each rule's Logging severity to Warning (see step 5 below) and then skip to part II. 

  1. Open ESET Remote Administrator Web Console (ERA Web Console) in your web browser and log in. How do I open ERA Web Console?

  2. Click Admin  → Policies.
     
  3. Select the appropriate policy and click the gear icon   Edit.

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  1. Expand Settings and click Web and Email → Web control. Next to Rules, click Edit.

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  1. Click Add (or select an existing rule and then click Edit to change the Logging severity). 

Figure 1-3

  1. Type or select the appropriate settings for the rule (NameTypeAccess rightsURL). In the Logging severitydrop-down menu, select Warning and click OK.

Figure 1-4

  1. Click Save → Finish . An error message (Figure 1-5b) appears anytime a client attempts to navigate to a URL blocked by Web control. Continue to Part II.

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    Figure 1-5b

    For further information on creating new Web control rules, including category names, URL groups and blocked webpage message/graphic, see Create and edit Web control rules in ESET business products (6.x).


 



II. Create a new "Web control logs" report template in ESET Remote Administrator

  1. Open ESET Remote Administrator Web Console (ERA Web Console) in your web browser and log in. How do I open ERA Web Console?

  2. Click Reports .
     
  3. Click Report Templates → New Report Template.

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  4. In the Name field, type a name for your report.

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  5. Expand Chart. In the Table section, select the check box next to Display Table.

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  6. Expand Data. In the Table Columns section, click Add Column.

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  7. Expand the Computer or Web control category, select the appropriate item and click OK. Repeat Steps 6 and 7 until all items listed in the table below are added to the Table Columns section and then click Finish

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    Category Item
    Computer Computer name
    Web control Action performed
    Web control URL
    Web control Category 
    Web control Time of occurrence 
    Web control Number of occurrences
    Web control User 

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III. Add new "Web control logs" Dashboard report

    1. Open ESET Remote Administrator Web Console (ERA Web Console) in your web browser and log in. How do I open ERA Web Console?

  1. Click Dashboard  and then the plus icon  to add a new dashboard.

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  2. Type a name for your new dashboard and click OK.

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  3. Click the plus icon .

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  4. Navigate to the report you created in Part II (Web Control Logs, in this example), select it and then click OK. Your dashboard is now available. When a URL is blocked by Web control (Figure 1-5b), each URL is listed in the new Dashboard report (Figure 3-4b).

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    Figure 3-4b
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