From 6.50 version, Endpoint Protection Plus includes URL filtering. Therefore, it may be necessary for administrators to access a history of the URLs accessed on each computer in order to check that the filtering feature is not blocking pages that should not be blocked, and to closely monitor the URLs accessed by each user.
For this reason, Panda Security has developed a tool to let administrators view all the URLs accessed on a specific computer.
The URL filtering tool serves two main purposes:
If there are problems accessing a URL, administrators can make sure access is not denied by the URL filtering feature included in Endpoint Protection Plus.
Administrators will be able to see detailed information about the URLs accessed on certain computers.
Steps to run the tool
IMPORTANT: Please note that this tool is compatible for
protection version 7.70 and higher. For earlier versions, please use Urlviewer_765.zip
Unzip the file to a folder.
From the Command Prompt, browse to the folder containing the files and run the WebAccessControlViewer.exe program.
WebAccessControlViewer [-d:nDays] [-o:Filepath] [-h]
-d:nDays: Displays the URLs accessed in the last N days from the current day. Unless otherwise specified, the parameter will return the URLs accessed in the last 31 days.
Important note: The dates of the monitored URLs correspond to the local time of the computer where the tool is run and the URLs displayed will always include the urls accessed from 00:00 on the day indicated to the current time.
-o:Filepath: Saves the resulting .csv file to the specified path.
-h: Displays a Help file with information about these parameters.
WebAccessControlViewer.exe -d:1 -o:C:\urls.csv
After the program is run, a .csv file is generated that can be opened with a spreadsheet program, for example, MS Excel.
If using MS Excel to view the data, it is advisable to use the Excel option that allows you to convert comma-separated text into columns.
The spreadsheet will provide the following information:
HOSTNAME: Computer name
DATE: Date and time when the URL was accessed
URL: URL accessed from the computer
USERNAME: User that accessed the page
ACTION: Indicates if the URL was allowed or blocked by the Endpoint Protection Plus URL filtering feature.
CATEGORY 1: Indicates under which category Endpoint Protection Plus classified the URL.
CATEGORY 2: If the URL is classified under more than one category, the second category will appear here.
CATEGORY 3: If the URL is classified under more than one category, the third category will appear here.
CATEGORY 4: If the URL is classified under more than one category, the fourth category will appear here.
CATEGORY 5: If the URL is classified under more than one category, the fifth category will appear here.