Category based surfing quota
We have a request about surfing quota based on a specific category or categories. Right now, this is fuction is available for the general internet but not for a specific category. For instance, we need to restrict the users for accessing to social network websites about an hour a day. After they fill one hour allowance to social networking sites, they will not be able to reach to social networking but they will be able to use their usual internet usage.
This function is available for other firewall brands and it is really necessary for some customers. I hope you may integrate it for the next firmware.
This functionality will be included in version 18 of SFOS.
John Veldhuis commented
Also: a page explaining that a block is caused by this,
Hi, any news on this? Will we be able to see this feature in a near future?
I have a request about surfing quota based on a specific website. At presen it will not be possible as Quota Policies or Data Transfer policy will be applied on the User only and once the user is logged in, we will match the Topmost rule available for that User and will check after that Web and Application filter policies applied on it.. For instance, we need to restrict the users for accessing youtube or facebook for 1 hour a day. Once the quota is over youtube is blocked
This function is available for most other brands like Baracuda, fortinet, websense.