Setting a Special Hours Policy

  1. Set the schedule during which the special hours policy will apply:
    1. Set the main block of time during which the special hours policy will apply by selecting Daily from and setting the beginning and end times by using the adjacent time selector controls.

      You can set the times by clicking beside either the hour, minute, or meridian (AM or PM) setting and scrolling with your mouse wheel until you get the time that you want.

    2. Optionally, set a second block of time during which the special hours policy will apply by selecting And from and setting the beginning and end times by using the adjacent time selector controls.

      You can set the times by clicking beside either the hour, minute, or meridian (AM or PM) setting and scrolling with your mouse wheel until you get the time that you want.

    3. Optionally, select the check box and all day on weekends to apply the special hours policy settings 24 hours per day throughout the weekends as well, which overrides the time blocks set in the Daily from and And from time settings.
      Note
      You can also set which days of the week are treated as the weekend by clicking weekends and selecting only those days that you want treated as weekend days.
  2. Set the policy rules for the Site categories and Download types, as well as for the Sandboxing Profile, Allow user feedback, and Block potentially unwanted applications options in the same way as you did on the Default Policy page:
    1. Set the behavior that you want the Web Appliance to apply to each category listed in the Site categories section.
      • Allow: Lets users view sites of this classification.
      • Warn: Presents a warning to users that they are at risk of violating their organization's web use policy, but allows them to proceed. Once a user has chosen to proceed, no warning page for that site will be displayed to that user for 30 minutes.
      • Block: Prevents users from viewing sites of this classification.
      Important
      Blocking Advertisements and Pop-ups also blocks content that appears behind interstitial pages, pages of advertising that appear prior to the loading of a requested content URL. In blocking these pages, the content that is behind them is also blocked.
    2. Select the Sandstorm profile that you want to apply.
      • Send any suspicious files for analysis: all suspicious downloaded items will be sent for analysis in the Sophos Active Sandbox component of Sophos Sandstorm.
      • Exclude suspicious PDFs and documents: send all suspicious downloads for analysis in the Sophos Active Sandbox, except PDFs and other documents.
      • Do not send suspicious files for analysis: do not send any downloaded items for analysis, even if they are suspicious.
      Note
      The Sandstorm option is not available if you do not have a Sophos Sandstorm license.
    3. Allow user feedback from the notification pages by selecting this check box or remove this option by clearing it.
      Note
      If this option is enabled, users' requests from notification pages for site recategorizations or to allow downloading of restricted file types or PUAs can be viewed on the Search > User Submissions pages.
    4. Select the controls that you want to apply to the Web Appliance's handling of each of the file Download types.
      • Allow: Lets users download files of this type.
      • Warn: Presents a warning to users that they are at risk of violating their organization's download policy, but allows them to proceed.
      • Block: Prevents users from downloading files of this type.
    5. Block potentially unwanted applications from being downloaded by users by selecting this check box or allow PUA downloads by clearing it.
      Note
      Specific PUAs can be allowed with this feature enabled by setting the exception on the Configuration > Global Policy > Download Options page.
  3. Click Apply.