June 22, 2010
iPrism allows you to select which categories of web sites are blocked, monitored and allowed. Our team of analysts review each site and assign it one or more category ratings (e.g. health, entertainment, finance, adult themes, pornography, etc.).
Once a rating is assigned to a site, it is added to the iPrism database that is downloaded by iPrism each night. The iPrism administrator decides which categories to block, monitor or allow. Blocking a specific URL requires the following:
First, the URL ("www.xyz.com") must belong to a category (i.e., have a rating).
Second, the category must be "blocked" in a profile.
Third, the profile must be assigned to a network or user.
To check the "www.xyz.com" category, and learn more about managing ratings for URLs, see:
How do I use Custom Filters?
To block the category, see:
Defining Web Profiles
Once profiles are created, they must be assigned to Networks and/or Users (requires enabling Authentication). See:
iPrism Workflow and Configuration