Block Facebook by APP Enforcement

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APP Enforcement provides a simple and fast solution to block both the Facebook page and the Facebook App. This article is going to demonstrate how to configure it.

1. Create an APP Enforcement Profile: At CSM >> APP Enforcement Profile, click on an Index number to create a new profile.

a screenshot of DrayOS APPE profile list

2. Set up the details.

  1. Enter Profile Name
  2. Choose "Facebook" in Instant Message category
  3. Click OK to save
a screenshot of DrayOS APP Enforcement profile

3. Use the APP Enforcement Profile in a Firewall Filter Rule. Go to Firewall >> Filter Setup >> Set 2 a screenshot of DrayOS Firewall Filter Set list

4. Click on a Filter Rule number to set up the filter. a screenshot of DrayOS Firewall Filter Rule list

5. Set up the details in the profile.

  1. Enable the Filter Rule.
  2. Select the Direction as LAN/DMZ/RT/VPN -> WAN.
  3. Edit the Source IP to the IP range which is not allowed to use Facebook.
  4. Select Filter as "Pass Immediately".
  5. Select the APP Enforcement profile we created in Step 2. (You may also check the Syslog to generate syslog about this filter.)
  6. Click OK to save.
a screenshot of DrayOS Firewall rule

6. With the above configuration, LAN clients are not able to use Facebook. a screenshot of a browser showing connection to facebook isn't available

Published On: Aug 02, 2018 

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