Mimecast Web Security: Mimecast Security Agent Policy Testing

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With the Mimecast Security Agent installed and running correctly, you can test that your configured policies correctly block or allow sites.

 

Machine Level Testing

 

Machine level blocking occurs when:

  • The MSA is not logged into by an authenticated user.
  • Configured policy definitions apply to "Everyone".

 

To test machine level blocking:

  1. Ensure you aren't logged into the MSA.
  2. Confirm that a Mimecast block page is properly displayed by browsing to a domain where:
    • The policy you're testing defines a block.
    • The policy you're testing applies to "Everyone".
  3. Navigate to a domain that should be allowed, ensuring that it's accessible and doesn't generate a block page.

 

User Level Testing

 

User level blocking occurs when:

  • The MSA is logged into by an authenticated user.
  • Configured policy definitions apply to "Groups" or "Users".

 

To test user level blocking:

  1. Test User Level BlockingClick on the MSA Icon from the system tray.
  2. Click on the Log In button.
  3. Enter the Email Address of the user specified during the policy setup.
  4. Click on the Next button.
  5. Select BasicAd from the drop down to enable authentication with the user's Active Directory credentials.
    'BasicCloud' is based on a user's Mimecast credentials. 'BasicAd' is based on a user's local Active Directory credentials.
  6. Click on the Next button.
  7. Enter the User's Credentials.
  8. Click on the Log In button. Once authenticated, you're taken back to the MSA home page.
  9. Confirm that the:
    • Client ID displays the user’s email.
    • Status is still 'Protected'.
  10. Confirm that an entry for the associated user is displayed in the Mimecast Administration Console, by selecting to the Web Security | Protected Devices menu item.

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