Targeted Threat Protection: Decoding / Checking URLs

Document created by user.oxriBaJeN4 Employee on Sep 7, 2015Last modified by user.oxriBaJeN4 Employee on Jun 2, 2017
Version 6Show Document
  • View in full screen mode

This guide describes how you can decode and check the safety of a URL from the Targeted Threat Protection - URL Protect dashboard.

 

Applies To...

 

  • Administrators responsible for ensuring the safety of 

 

Walkthrough

 

Decoding a URL

 

All URLs are rewritten by Mimecast. Using this tool, you can identify the real URL a user will be taken to when they click a link:

  1. Decoding a Mimecast URLLog in to the Administration Console.
  2. Click on the Administration menu item. 
  3. Click on the Services | URL Protection menu item. The Targeted Threat Protection - URL Protect dashboard is displayed.
  4. Click the URL Tools button. A drop down is displayed.
  5. Click on the URL Decoder menu item.
  6. Enter the Mimecast URL into the Rewritten URL field.
  7. Select the Submit button. The real URL is displayed in the "Decoded URL" field.

 

Allowing a Decoded URL

confirm_allow.png


Once you've decoded a URL, you can allow it. This prevents having to decode the URL again:

  1. Click on the Add Decoded URL to Allow button. A confirmation message is displayed confirming the allow.
  2. Select OK to return to the log record.
  3. Select Go Back to return to the list of log records.

 

Blocking a Decoded URL

confirm_blacklist.png

 

Once you've decoded a URL, you can block it:

  1. Select the Add Decoded URL to Block button. A confirmation message is displayed confirming the allow.
  2. Select OK to return to the log record.
  3. Select Go Back to return to the list of log records.

 

Checking a URL

 

If you are in doubt about whether a URL is safe, you can check it using a variety of scanning options:

  1. Checking a URLLog in to the Administration Console.
  2. Click on the Administration menu item. 
  3. Click on the Services | URL Protection menu item. The Targeted Threat Protection - URL Protect dashboard is displayed.
  4. Click the URL Tools button. A drop down is displayed.
  5. Click the Check URL menu item.
  6. Select one of the URL Category Scanning options. These control how aggressively the URL categorization engine component operates.
  7. Enter the URL to be checked in the Enter URL field.
  8. Click the Check URL button. The result is displayed in the "Scan Result" field.

 

See Also...

 

Attachments

    Outcomes