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.

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. Click on 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. The location displays.


Edit LocationsEditing a Location


To edit a location:

  1. Click on the Location from the list. The Edit the Location dialog displays.
  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 popup box displays.
  3. Click on the Delete button to confirm 


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. Enter the search criteria in the Search field.
  3. Press the Enter key or click on the search icon. Your results display.


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