Websites

Navigate to Dashboard > Traffic Analysis and click the WEBSITES tab. The implementation of WebCC feature can be viewed in this tab. WebCC uses a cloud-based service to dynamically determine the types of websites being visited, and their safety.

When the WebCC feature is enabled, all web traffic (http and https) is classified. The classification is done in data path as the traffic flows through the managed device and updates dynamically.

Starting from ArubaOS 8.4.0.0, the WebCC feature supports classification of both IPv4 and IPv6 sessions.

Aruba has partnered with Webroot®, a Web classification service to provide the WebCC feature in the Mobility Master. Aruba uses the URL Uniform Resource Locator. URL is a global address used for locating web resources on the Internet. database of Webroot and the cloud look-up service to classify the web traffic. Aruba uses Webroot classified categories and score for web categories and reputation for WebCC. The following Websites Reputation table lists the risk level and score associated to each reputation level:

Table 1: Websites Reputation Table

Risk Level

Score

High-risk

1 - 20

Suspicious

21 - 40

Moderate-risk

41 - 60

Low-risk

61 - 80

Trustworthy

81 - 100

As indicated inTable 1, if the risk level of the content reputation goes high, the score goes down. So, when a WebCC reputation is configured to be denied in a policy, all traffic with the specified risk level and higher are denied. Similarly, when a WebCC reputation is configured to be permitted in a policy, all traffic with the specified risk level and lower are permitted. For example, if a policy is configured to deny moderate-risk traffic, then all the traffic categorized under moderate-risk, suspicious, and high-risk levels are denied. If a policy is configured to permit moderate-risk traffic, then all the traffic categorized under moderate-risk, low-risk, and trustworthy levels are permitted.

Action Bar

The Action bar displays the total number of websites depending on the filters applied. The Action bar includes action buttons namely, Show/Hide table filters, Block/Unblock web category, Set web category QoS, and Customize columns.

You can perform the following tasks on this page:

  • Show/Hide table filters — Click the Show/Hide table filters icon to filter the websites by NAME, CATEGORY, or REPUTATION.
  • Block/Unblock web category — This button allows you to permit or deny a website or web category for a given role.