BrowseControl’s URL Filter

What is BrowseControl’s URL Filter?

BrowseControl’s URL Filter lets you define your Allowed List or Blocked List. With the URL Filter, you can customize specific websites that your users are allowed or not allowed to go to.

Why use the BrowseControl’s URL Filter?

Open Internet access can cost lost of productivity in a workplace. When users are not monitored or not restricted, they have the urge to go on websites like Facebook.com and youtube.coom that can cause a lot of distraction in the office.

Using BrowseControl’s URL Filter will allow you to restrict access to websites that are not work related. You can apply different Internet restrictions to different users in your office or school.

Allowed List

Your user can only go to websites you put on the Allowed list. Meanwhile, websites that are not on the Allowed list will be blocked.

Blocked List

Your user can go anywhere on the Internet except for the websites that you put on the Blocked list.


The Allowed List and Blocked List are activated based on the Internet settings that you have selected. The scenarios below show when the Allowed List or the Blocked List is activated.

  • If Internet is set to OFF, Allowed List is activated. The users will only be able to access the websites that are on the Allowed List.
  • If Internet is set to ON, Blocked List is activated. The users will be able to access all the websites except for the websites that are on the Blocked List.

How to Create an Allowed list for your group

  1. Select the group for which you want to create the Allowed list for.
  2. Under the BrowseControl tab on the right hand side of the CurrentWare Console, click on Internet and select OFF. This will disable their Internet access completely.
  3. Under the BrowseControl tab, click on URL Filter to modify your Allowed list
  4. Enter the URLs that you want to allow in the text box on the bottom left hand corner of the window. Click on the Add button.
  5. Click the “Allowed list” tab on the right pane.
  6. Select all the URLs you wish to make available to the Client computers,
  7. Click on the >> button to move the entries to the Allowed List on the right pane
  8. Click Apply to Clients

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Users will have access to the websites on the Allowed List

How to Create a Blocked list for your group

  1. Select the group for which you want to create the Blocked list for.
  2. Under the BrowseControl tab on the right hand side of the CurrentWare Console, click on Internet and select ON.
  3. Under the BrowseControl tab, click on URL Filter to modify your Blocked list
  4. Enter the URLs that you want to block in the text box on the bottom left hand corner of the window. Click on the Add button
  5. Click the “Blocked list” tab on the right pane.
  6. Select all the URLs you wish to deny access to for the Client computers,
  7. Click on the  >> button to move the entries to the Blocked List on the right pane
  8. Click Apply to Clients

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Users will not have access to the websites on the Blocked List

And that’s it! Very easy Internet filtering restriction using BrowseControl.

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CurrentWare Admin
CurrentWare Admin
CurrentWare is the maker of BrowseControl web filter and BrowseReporter employee monitor software. We help businesses improve employees productivity and restrict Internet access.

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