Web filter policies are imposed to restrict enterprise users from uploading any confidential office documents to any unauthorized sites without obtaining prior authorizations for the same. Web filter establishes complete enterprise data control, wherein enterprise users are restricted from downloading or replicating the same confidential information from any unspecified location, which is not known to the admin. Enabling device restriction policies is a must in order to enforce this web filter policy.

This web filter policy can only be enforced for users for which the device restriction policy is already enabled.

Go to CloudCodes for Business (CFB) dashboard -> Policies -> Web Filter Policy --> Add Policy

To get started with the creation of new web filter policies, fill in the policy details.

  • Title: Give a unique name to your policy to identify it later when you want to make any changes quickly. 

  • Description: Short description to help understand this policy if more than one admin is managing the account. 

  • Enable: For some reason, if you want the policy to be disabled for some time and re-enable it, then, you can check/uncheck the ‘Enable’ option. 

  • Valid Always: You can decide the validity of the policy with Valid Always button. Toggling this, you can say whether you want a policy for a stipulated time or a policy which is always applied.

  • Valid From and Valid To: If Valid Always is off, then you will have to provide the date range for which the policy needs to be applied. This was admin does not need to manually turn off the policy.  

Web :

Under Web, there are options for Sanctioned apps Upload and Unsanctioned Apps-Upload. Admins can check or uncheck any of the provided options, including the None, Track, and Block options.


  • Blacklist and Whitelist URL’s (The URLs need to be added as per the screen-shot ) 

  • URL’s must be added with the hostname only.  

Ex: “https://www.facebook.com” need to block then we will add the “facebook.com” in the blacklist section.

  • Whenever we modify the policies in CloudCodes For Business Admin Console, we need to lock or unlock the machine or restart the machine for changes to be applied as per the policy 

  • Whitelist IP Address: Enable whitelist IP and Add your office's public static IP 

  • This policy will be applicable on mentioned IP and outside of that IP whitelisted URL’s become blacklisted, and blacklisted URL’s will be whitelisted.


Under Apps, there are application options for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. Admins can manage the official social media account (LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) through the app's section of the policy. Admins can check or uncheck any of the provided options, including the None, Track, and Block options.

Add Users: This section is dependent on the option selected in the option type

  1. User-based: You can apply policies to specific users. In this case, the message is shown only to the users to whom the policy is applied. Admins can also add users one by one using the Add User button or add users in bulk using a CSV file import. 

  2. Organization unit-based: A simpler way of applying policy on bulk users. This will apply policy to the Organization units created in CloudCodes For Business Console  

  3. All OU: If the add-all OU checkbox is checked, the policy gets applied to all the domain users.