Prevent a Domain From Routing to the Web Security Service

IMPORTANT—This topic only applies to locations that use the Explicit Proxy and Unified Agent (v4.4+) Access Methods to connect to the Symantec Web Security Service. All other access methods ignore any bypass domain configurations.

Some destinations, such as intranets, do not require Web Security Service processing. Configure the service to ignore these connections. Another use case is you have use policy enabled, such as blocking several leisure categories, but you want to relax restraints for remote users and allow their requests to bypass the Web Security Service en route to specific sites.

Notes

  • The Web Security Service allows an unlimited number of bypassed domains.
  • The setting is global; that is, it applies to every location/client in your Web Security Service account.
  • Be advised that multi-homed domains might lead to over-bypassing a site.
  • Each time that a Unified Agent reconnects to the Web Security Service (for example, a user who takes a laptop off campus and connects through a non-corporate network), the client checks against any updates to the list.

Procedure—Manually Add Domain Entries

  1. In Service Mode, select the Network > Bypassed Sites > Bypassed Domains tab.
    1. Enter a valid Domain.
    2. (Optional) Enter a Comment.
    3. (Optional) Click the + icon to add another row for another entry.
    4. Click Add Bypass Domain.

    The new entries display in the tab view. You can edit or delete any entry from here.

Import Domain Entries From a Saved List

This procedure assumes that you have already created an accessible list (text file) of domains to be bypassed. Each entry in the file must be on its own line.

  1. In Service Mode, select the Network > Bypassed Sites > Bypassed Domains/URL tab.
  2. Click Add Bypass Domain(s). The service displays the Add Bypass Domain dialog.
    1. Select Import From File.
    2. Click Browse. The service displays the File Upload dialog. Navigate to the file location and Open it.
    3. Click Add Bypass Domain.

    All of the new entries display in the tab view. You can edit or delete any entry from here.

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