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GUI - Policy
You can have multiple filtering policies in your network based on user and group.


Policy > Policy
When you install NxFilter, there is only one policy that is 'Default'. This policy will be applied to everybody if you don't make any change on NxFilter setup. If you want to apply a different policy for a specific user or group, you need to create another policy and enable authentication.

After you create a policy you can modify its properties.

- Priority Points
If there are multiple policies associated to one user then the policy having the biggest points will be applied.

- Enable Filter
If you disable this option there will be no blocking from the policy.

- Block All
Block everything on policy level.

- Block Unclassified
Block unclassified domains.

- Screen Time
You can allow your users to browse websites in certain categories for certain amount of time on daily basis.

- Screen Time for All
Apply Screen Time to all domains including unclassified domains.

To use Screen Time and Data Cap features, you need to enable user authentication on 'System > Setup'.

- Data Cap
You can set daily network data cap for users.

This feature requires to import NetFlow data from your router or firewall. To find out more, read Bandwidth control with NxFilter.

- Safe Search
Enforcing Safe Search against Google, Bing, Youtube.

At the moment, switching between Moderate and Strict makes difference only for Youtube.

- Block-time
You can set policy level block-time.

- Logging Only
Monitoring user activity without blocking them.

- Blocked Categories
You can block domains by categories.

- Quotaed Categories
If you check some categories in 'Quotaed Categories' then your users can access the websites in the categories for the amount of time you specified with 'Quota' above. When a user consumed up his quota the DNS requests for those sites will be blocked.


Policy > Free Time
Global free-time can be defined on 'Policy > Free Time'. If you assign a free-time policy to a user, it will be applied during the time defined here.

We have a group specific free-time and policy specific block-time. Make your own free-time policy based on these options.


Policy > NxProxy
NxProxy is a remote filtering agent for Windows. To find out more, read NxProxy and Remote filtering


Policy > CxBlock
CxBlock is a browser level filtering agent for Chrome/Edge. To find out more, read CxBlock for browser filtering