03: Block web sites from opening in all browsers.

Users being naughty? Use PP Browser Router to stop that nonsense.

PolicyPak Browser Router: Block web sites from opening in all browsers.

In the last video, you saw me make routes between different websites and patterns to the right browser. So for instance, I go to bbb.com, that’s going to automatically always launch, for instance, Firefox. But what we didn’t do is protect against naughty things. For instance – I’m not going to really type a naughty website in, but if I were to type xyz.com, we’re going to pretend that this is a naughty website. So if you were to select it and click “yes”, well, your default browser would run and you would see the naughty website underneath the hood here.

Now, what we’re going to do instead is we’re going to create a route from browser router, create a new policy. And this time, we’re going to say “get rid of anything from xyz”. That’s just the name. This is the real thing we’re going to do, the wildcard, which we start xyz and we’re going to block it. So as soon as we make this route, that’s it, we’re ready to go. We’ll go over to our endpoint machine; we’ll run GP update to get that latest route.

And now that that’s done, let’s go ahead and click on it right here. Again, you could have gotten – these links are in WordPad, but they could have come from an email or .pdf document or Skype or Link for Business, any of that stuff, or Link. So the point of the story is that as soon as you click on “yes” here, it tells you instantly that the site is blocked by corporate policy.

So let’s say you want to be really naughty and you want to try and launch all three of your browsers because you’re a naughty person and you really want to see this website. So let’s go ahead and launch all three browsers at the same time here. Alright, I’ll do it in order. I’ll go to Internet Explorer and type www.xyz.com. It’s blocked by corporate policy. Let’s go ahead and Google for it. So let’s Google for – I’ll do xyz here. So if we want to go to this other website that has xyz in it, let’s see what happens here. That’s blocked by corporate policy. So now let’s go to Firefox and try it again. Xyz.com, blocked by corporate policy. And lastly, in Chrome, if we go to xyz.com, what happens? Well, you do see it for a quick second, but then it’s blocked by corporate policy. And ddd.com was the last thing we launched with Chrome so if I were to go to say Google here and then go to xyz.com you’ll see it for a quick second and then it’s blocked and then the last thing you were looking at is demonstrated for you.

So there you go. With that in mind, you are able to use Browser Router to keep people away from naughty websites and, well, keep them out of the bad places. So there you go. Hope that helps you out and if you are looking to get started, you can start your free trial by coming to our webinar. Thanks so much and we’ll talk to you soon.

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  • 11-Nov-2019