Home > Meraki Go > Meraki Go - Web Blocking

Meraki Go - Web Blocking

Each Meraki Go network can be configured with customizable web blocking rules, to ensure that users aren’t accessing websites that they shouldn’t be.

Blocking Websites

Web blocking allows you to set specific websites that should be blocked from access on your network. It can be configured in two different locations: Directly from the network’s Usage and Speed settings, or via the Usage and Speed section of the general Settings screen.

 

Simulator Screen Shot - iPhone X - 2018-08-03 at 12.33.47.png

Adding a New Rule

From the Web blocking screen, you can click the + to input a new website to block. If you have accessed the Web blocking screen from the general settings, you can choose which network to create the rule for by clicking the + next to the appropriate network name.

 

Simulator Screen Shot - iPhone X - 2018-08-03 at 12.41.07.png      Simulator Screen Shot - iPhone X - 2018-08-03 at 12.34.13.png

NOTE: If a website with a subdomain is provided, only the general website will be blocked. Example: “docs.google.com” will only block access to “google.com”

Deleting an Existing Rule

From the Web blocking screen, you can select the Edit button in the top-right corner. You can then select which rules you would like to delete.

 

Deleting an existing rule iphone

 

Blocked page example

If a user tries to access one of the blocked sites, they will be presented with one of two pages, depending on if they were attempting to access the website over HTTP or HTTPS.

HTTP

With HTTP, users will see a screen indicating to them that this page has been blocked.http_blocked_example

HTTPS

Due to the nature of HTTPS, we aren't able to present a blocked page. Intead, users will just be unable to access the website, and will instead most likely receive a timeout page.

https blocked example

Last modified

Tags

This page has no custom tags.

Classifications

This page has no classifications.

Explore the Product

Click to Learn More

Article ID

ID: 7413

Explore Meraki

You can find out more about Cisco Meraki on our main site, including information on products, contacting sales and finding a vendor.

Explore Meraki

Contact Support

Most questions can be answered by reviewing our documentation, but if you need more help, Cisco Meraki Support is ready to work with you.

Open a Case

Ask the Community

In the Meraki Community, you can keep track of the latest announcements, find answers provided by fellow Meraki users and ask questions of your own.

Visit the Community