Mimecast Web Security: Configuring a Log Settings Policy

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This guide describes how to configure a Log Settings Policy and allows you to comply with regional specific data and privacy regulations by managing what web security information is logged.

 

To configure a log settings policy:

  1. Log on to the Administration Console.
  2. Click on the Administration menu item.
  3. Select the Web Security | Policies menu item. A list of policies is displayed.
  4. Click on the Create New Policy button.
  5. Complete the Policy Details dialog as follows:
    Field / OptionDescription
    NameEnter a name for the policy.
    TypeSelect Log Settings which allows you to comply with regional specific data and privacy regulations by managing what web security information is logged.
  6. Click on the Next button.
  7. Configure the Settings for the selected policy type.
  8. Click on the Next button.
  9. Select one of the following options:
    OptionDescription
    Log All Activity
    • All user activities are logged.
    • This is the default setting if there is no Log Settings policy.
    Log No Activity
    • No user activity is logged.
    Log Security Events Only
    • Only attempts to visit infected sites are logged.
    • Activity and security logs display all security events.
  10. Click on the Next button.
  11. Select who the policy applies to:
    You can add multiple locations, users, and groups to a single policy, making it easier to configure and manage your Web Security policies.
    • Everyone: The policy applies to all users in your organization.
    • Location: The policy applies to all users defined in a location. See the >Mimecast Web Security: Configuring Locations page for further details.
      1. Click on the Select Location button.
      2. Select a Location from the list, or use the search tool to find one.
    • Group: The policy applies to a group of users.
      1. Click on the Select Group button.
      2. Select a group from the Active Directory Groups or Local Groups >tab
    • User: The policy applies to an individual user:
      1. Click on the Select User button.
      2. Select the User from the list displayed, or use the search tool to find them.
  12. Click on the Next button.
  13. Review the Summary displayed to ensure all details are correct.
  14. Click on the Create Policy button. The new policy is displayed.

 

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