Using Content Filtering

ZyXEL appliances support two types of content filtering, dynamic and static. For dynamic content filtering, ZyXEL is using solution provided by Cerberian (http://www.cerberian.com) With the Cerberian Integration Kit, ZyXEL integrates the Cerberian content filtering service into ZyXEL appliances, such as ZyWALL, Prestige, ZyAir series. The HTTP requests from internal PC are checked dynamically against Cerberian's data base. For the static one, users can setup the domain names they want to block/forward. Users can also block WEB servers by key words of the servers' domain names.

 

Step 1. Content Filter General Setup
Step 2. Register and Configure Dynamic Content Filter
Step 3. Configure Static Content Filter
Step 4. Checking report service from Cerberian Service

Appendix: Restore Registration status after reset to factory default
Appendix: Upgrade the license of iCard


Step 1. Content Filter General Setup

1. Go to SECURITY->CONTENT FILTER->General
2. Check "Enable Content Filter"
3. Select Web Features you would like to block, such as Active X, Java...etc.

4. Setup the period you would like to apply content filter.

5. Input the message to be displayed on Internal users' PC when a WEB access was blocked by content filter.

6. Specify the PCs either to be included in or excluded  from management of content filter.

7. Press Apply button.

 


Step 2. Register and Configure Dynamic Content Filter

Registration for New Users
Migration for Existing Users

 

(1) Registration for New Users
 

1. Go to SECURITY->CONTENT FILTER->Categories
2. Check options of Block and Log matched web sites.

3. Select the categories you want to block.

4. Click Apply button to save the settings.
5. If it's the first time you use Web site auto categorization, then click Register button.

6. After clicking Register button, you would be redirected to myZyXEL.com server. 
    Select Click here to register a user account on myZyXEL.com

6. Then fill in all the mandatory fields.

  

 

Then click Submit button


 

7. After the registration, myZyXELL.com server will send a Subscription Notice email to your registered e-mail box on step 6.
    Click the URL link in the Subscription Notice email to activate your account.

 

8.  Click the URL link in the Subscription Notice email to activate your account.

9. Click Continue button, then you can login into myZyXEL.com.

 

Register ZyWall  to myZyXEL.com

1      Open an Internet Explorer Browser.
2      Login into ZyWALL Web Configurator.
3      Select Content Filter from the Menu list at left hand side
4      Select Categories Tab from the Content Filtering content windows on the right hand side
5      Click the Register button to start the registration
 

6      Enter the Username/password to login into myZyXEL.com.


7      Select “Click here” to register your ZyWALL

 
8    Press Add button to add ZyWALL


9    In this step you need to enter Serial Number, Authentication Code (MAC address), and a Friendly Name for your product. You can find serial number and MAC address at the bottom of your device. Click Register.

10    Select a date of purchase and place of purchase. Click Continue
 

  

11    You will see a Registration successful page. Click Continue 

 

Activate ZyWall  Content Filtering Service from myZyXEL.com (must access from ZyWALL Web Configurator)

 
1      Open an Internet Explorer Browser.
2      Enter the URL of your ZyWALL
3      Login into ZyWALL Web Configurator
4      Select Content Filter from the Menu list at left hand side
5      Select Categories Tab from the Content Filtering content windows on the right hand side
6     Click the Register button
 

 

7      Enter the Username/password to login to myZyXEL.com.


 

8      Click on the Friendly name of the ZyWALL you just registered. 


9      From ZyWall Applicable Service List, you will have a service "Content Filter" available. Click Activate.
 

 

Note (1)  If you want to rename the router, click "Rename" button.

 Note (2)  If you want to transfer the router to another account, click "Transfer" button.

Note (3)  If you want to delete the router you registered, click "Delete" button.

Note (4) bv If you got ZyWALL device RMA or SWAP to another ZyWALL device, you can continue the license service via the new device.
Click “Reinstall” button. and then enter the LAN MAC address of the new/changed ZyWALL device.
 

 

 

10.  Click "Submit" button for trial service.

11. Click "Submit" button.

12. Click "Continue" button.

 

13. After finish the procedure, the status will become "Installed".

 

 

Note: To activate or upgrade service, you have to login myZyXEL.com from device.

Otherwise you will get the message.

 (1) If you get the message. Please click "Logout" to logout myZyXEL.com.
 

 

(2)      Login into ZyWALL Web Configurator.
(3)      Select Content Filter from the Menu list at left hand side
(4)      Select Categories Tab from the Content Filtering content windows on the right hand side
(5)      Click the Register button
(6)     
Enter the Username/password to login to myZyXEL.com.

 

(2) Migration for Existing User to the new system

1      Open an Internet Explorer Browser.
2      Login into ZyWALL Web Configurator.
3      Select Content Filter from the Menu list at left hand side
4      Select Categories Tab from the Content Filtering content windows on the right hand side
5      Click the Register button to start the registration
6.     After clicking Register button, you would be redirected to ZyXEL myZyXEL.com server. 

   

During the system migration, please use the following username and password to login into myZyXEL.com.


Username: your email address you registered before
Password: 111111 (default)
For security reason, please change your password once you login to the new system successfully.


After login to myZyXEL.com , you will see the products you registered before.
 

If you can't see the the products you registered before, please contact the local distributor of ZyXEL.

 

 


Step 3. Configure Static Content Filter

Go to Content Fitler -> Customization.

1. Check Enable Web Site customization.
2. Add the URL you want to allow in Trusted Web Sites.
3. Add the URL you want to block in Forbidden Web Sites.

4. Check Block Web Sites which contain these key words. Then click Apply button.

Step 4. Checking report service from Cerberian Service

1      Open an Internet Explorer Browser.
2      Login into ZyWALL Web Configurator.
3      Select Content Filter from the Menu list at left hand side
4      Select Categories Tab from the Content Filtering content windows on the right hand side
5      Click the Register button

6      Enter the Username/password to login to myZyXEL.com.


7      Click on the Friendly name of the ZyWALL you just registered. 
8      From ZyWall Applicable Service List, you will have a service "Content Filter" available. Click Content Filter to view your report..
 

9. Input User Name and Password. Name = ZyWALL's WAN MAC address, Password = the password you specified during registration process.

10. After login successfully, select Reports tab. Select Data Range for example Last 24 Hours. Then click Run Report.

11. Then you would get reports like this.

Appendix: Restore Registration status after reset to factory default

1. For some reason, you may reset your device to factory default. The registration status will also be erased after resetting the configuration file. To restore the registration status, you need to go to WEB GUI, click Register button in Content Filter -> Categories. Then you would be redirected to myZyXEL.com web.
2.
 Enter the Username/password to login to myZyXEL.com.


3      Click on the Friendly name of the ZyWALL you just registered. 
 

 

4      From ZyWall Applicable Service List . Click Refresh.
       
Please note that you should keep you ZyWALL online when clicking Refresh button.

 

Appendix: Upgrade Licens of iCard

 

1. To avoid the license expiring, you will need to upgrade the license of iCard. To upgrade the license, you need to go to WEB GUI, click Register button in Content Filter -> Categories. Then you would be redirected to myZyXEL.com web.
2.
 Enter the Username/password to login to myZyXEL.com.
3  Click on the Friendly name of the ZyWALL you just registered. 
 

 

4      From ZyWall Applicable Service List . Click Upgrade.
 

 

5. Type the PIN code of iCard and Select the activation date.
   
Click Submit button.

 

6. Click Continue button.