Managing users' network activities is based on a
flexible set of rules. With the help of rules, UserGate
administrator can restrict LAN users' access to the Internet, close
access to certain web resources, set up individual hourly schedules
for users' Internet access, perform a dynamic switch between the
billing plans, keep track of the traffic consumed, etc. To create a
new rule, select Rules in the UserGate Administrator setup menu.
Pressing the Add button on the Control panel or selecting
Add New Rule menu item in the pop-up window, launch the
dialogue window for a new rule setup. The dialogue window contains
several pages, which formulate the conditions of the rule. It is
necessary to fill all the pages:
The first page ( illustration) is for
selecting the Object-Action pair (the method of combining the
conditions) and an additional parameter (available for object
On the second page ( illustration) you must
specify the protocols to which the rule will apply. By default the
rule is applied to all the listed protocols.
Rules protocol page
On the thrid page ( illustration) you must set up
the time interval when the rule will be active. Also, it is
possible to set up special dates (Holidays) when the rule
will not be active.
Time and holidays
On the fourth page ( illustration) you need to set
up traffic restrictions, maximum size of downloadable files,
minimum user account balance.
The last page ( illustration) is for entering
lists of source or destination IP addresses and lists of http URLs.
Thus, it is possible to apply rules depending on the request source
(local network computer) and destination address.
Progress indicator in the right upper corner of the window
allows navigating between dialogue windows in random order.
After pressing the Ok button the rule will be applied to
all groups. A rule can be applied to a single user.