Mimecast Web Security: Configuring Locations

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Mimecast Web Security locations are defined as the egress IP address of a network, and allow you to manage your protected corporate locations. The egress IP (location) is associated with every DNS and web request coming from a network, and is used to map configured policies to the request. Locations must be defined for each egress IP used to generate a DNS request.

Locations must be configured before configuring your DNS server to point to Mimecast. See Mimecast Web Security: Configuring Your DNS Forwarders / Gateway for more information.

Defining Your Location


To define your location:

  1. Log on to the Administration Console.
  2. Click on the Administration menu item. A drop down menu is displayed.
  3. Select the Web Security | Locations menu item. A list of your locations is displayed.
  4. Click on the Add New Location button.
  5. Complete the Add a Location dialog as follows:
    Field / OptionDescriptionExample
    NameEnter a description for the location to help you to identify it later.Mimecast Web Security Request
    IP Address / RangeEnter the egress IP address in CIDR format.
    Time ZoneSelect the location's time zone from the drop down list.America/New_York (UTC -04:00)
  6. Click on the Add button.


Edit LocationsEditing a Location


To edit a location:

  1. Click on the Location from the list. The Edit the Location dialog is displayed.
  2. Make your changes to the required fields.
  3. Click on the Save button. 


Deleting a Location


To delete a location:

  1. Click on the Menu Icon  icon in the far right corner of the listed location.
  2. Select Delete from the drop down menu. A confirmation dialog id displayed.
  3. Click on the Delete button to confirm the deletion.


Searching Locations


Searching LocationsTo search for a location:

  1. Enter any known details (location name or IP address) in the search field.
  2. To optionally narrow your search:
    1. Click on the All pull down menu.
    2. Select either Location name or IP.
  3. To search either:
    • Press the Enter key.
    • Click on the Search Icon.


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