Kerio Control enables a SafeSearch module in search engines. SafeSearch blocks inappropriate or explicit content in the search results of Kerio Control users.
Kerio Control supports SafeSearch in the following engines:
- Google Search
The SafeSearch feature is based on DNS. If a user's computer asks for the IP address of www.google.com, Kerio Control modifies the DNS request to forcesafesearch.google.com. Therefore, SafeSearch does not work in combination with Kerio Control non-transparent proxy server enabled.
Kerio Control uses the SafeSearch implemented in search engines. Each search engine implements SafeSearch differently, so search results may differ across the supported engines
- In the administration interface, go to Content Filter > Safe Web.
- Click Enforce SafeSearch
- Click Apply.
Once SafeSearch is enabled, Kerio Control users should not see any sexually explicit or inappropriate content in the search results.
Note: Because of DNS limitations, SafeSearch does not block content cached in browsers and user computers before enabling SafeSearch. You can flush caches in your browser and computer or wait for rewriting the caches. It may take up to 24 hours.
Excluding users from SafeSearch
Users can have problems with SafeSearch enabled. For example, SafeSearch can block an important web page with harmless content.
If this happens, you can exclude users from the SafeSearch blocking:
- In the same section Content Filter > Safe Web.
- In the Do not enforce SafeSearch for the following users field, click Select.
3. In the Select Items dialog box, click Add
4. In another Select Items dialog box, select the user/s that you want to exclude from the SafeSearch
5. Click OK twice
6. Click Apply.
Kerio Control excludes the selected users from the SafeSearch blocking.