Enterprise Networking: LABS GALLERY: FaceTime USG 530 Brings Social Web Use Under Control

 
 
By Matthew Sarrel  |  Posted 2010-03-17
 
 
 

LABS GALLERY: FaceTime USG 530 Brings Social Web Use Under Control

by Matt Sarrel

LABS GALLERY: FaceTime USG 530 Brings Social Web Use Under Control

FaceTime USG 530

The FaceTime USG 530 is a 1U unified security gateway that monitors, logs, and blocks Wb use, social networking and IM.

FaceTime USG 530

FaceTime Dashboard

The USG dashboard is highly customizable. I could add reports and then drag and drop to change their appearance.

FaceTime Dashboard

FaceTime IM Proxy

The FaceTime USG 530 manages common IM platforms in great detail, allowing administrators to specify versions, ports and DNS restrictions.

FaceTime IM Proxy

FaceTime Group

Adding users to groups and associating policy is the way everything ties together to control social network use.

FaceTime Group

FaceTime Drilldown

After running my reports, I could drill down onto specific categories to see more detail quickly by double-clicking a row.

FaceTime Drilldown

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.

FaceTime Report Wizard

Group Policy

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.

Group Policy

Web Content

Assigning Web content filtering rules is easy and comprehensive. There are the typical content categories plus conflict resolution settings.

Web Content

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