URL Tracking and Filtering 2018-04-15T10:15:02+00:00

URL Tracking and Filtering

HotSpot software helps operators to track and filter web pages visited by users, store logs and provide reports when necessary, to stay compliant with anti-terrorism laws and regulations

Are you compliant with anti-terrorism laws ?

The Anti-terrorism laws in many countries worldwide require from Internet service provides and HotSpot owners to have the list of web sites that customers have visited.

To help you get control over Internet traffic, HotSpot includes URL tracking, Blacklist, Whitelist and a Web Filter in the Enterprise edition.

URL tracking option in the HotSpot software gives complete log of all visited web sites with all required information: date, account, IP, MAC and visited URL, so you can be sure you’re fully compliant with EU DIRECTIVE 2006/24/EC, Pisanu Law in Italy, and other regulations.

DNS Web Filter

Web Filter is a powerful tool which contains 2.5 Million domains, sorted in 90 categories.

Only adult category contains over a million domains.

Administrator can configure which categories are blocked and these restrictions will be applied to all customers, of for those locations where this feature is enabled.

For example, you can have non-restrictive access in Hotel rooms, but filtered access in the lobby or conference hall.

Blacklist

Blacklist helps you block the access to web pages that contain specified URLs.

When a customer tries to see such website, browser is redirected to a message that explains that a website is blocked by an administrator.

At the same time, an entry is generated in URL Log so you can see which website customer tried to open, date and time, and if the website was blocked.

Whitelist

Whitelist contain a list of always-granted websites that customers can browse.

The purpose of URL Whitelist is to complement DNS Web Filter feature by allowing you to configure a list of URL’s that will be excluded in DNS Web Filter.

URL Log

HotSpot software also includes URL Filter tool which enables easy browsing through the log files.

It allows you to search the logs using various criteria like date range and/or Account name, IP or MAC address and website address (URL).

HotSpot URL Log

HotSpot’s URL Tracking and Filtering is a powerful feature which helps ISPs and Hotspot operators keep control over the Internet use, prevents unpleasant situations, provide reports when accidents happen and stay compliant with the latest law regulations.

To configure DNS Web Filter please follow instructions from DNS Web Filter Manual

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