Enterprise Networking: LABS GALLERY: FaceTime USG 530 Brings Social Web Use Under Control
LABS GALLERY: FaceTime USG 530 Brings Social Web Use Under Control
by Matt Sarrel
FaceTime USG 530
The FaceTime USG 530 is a 1U unified security gateway that monitors, logs, and blocks Wb use, social networking and IM.
The USG dashboard is highly customizable. I could add reports and then drag and drop to change their appearance.
FaceTime IM Proxy
The FaceTime USG 530 manages common IM platforms in great detail, allowing administrators to specify versions, ports and DNS restrictions.
Adding users to groups and associating policy is the way everything ties together to control social network use.
After running my reports, I could drill down onto specific categories to see more detail quickly by double-clicking a row.
FaceTime Report Wizard
The new custom report wizard impressed me with how easy FaceTime makes it to slice and dice any kind of network activity any way you want.
The Web GUI has a very clean feel with a row of tabs. From the Policy Summary screen I could see settings for IM, Applications and Web all at once.
Assigning Web content filtering rules is easy and comprehensive. There are the typical content categories plus conflict resolution settings.
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