Information Technology Policies and Standards

Title
Employee Internet Management "Filtering" Standard
Type
Standard
Related Policy
Employee Internet Management "Filtering" Policy
Category
General
Status
Superseded
Approved
04/01/2004
Revised
10/06/2005
To Be Reviewed
10/06/2007
Scope
Applies to all Internet access from the City's networks.
Standard
The City's standard product for Employee Internet Management ("Filtering") is Websense Enterprise EIM.

Pursuant to the City's Employee Internet Usage Policy, Internet access shall be blocked to sites in the following vendor-defined categories :
  • Adult: Adult Content
  • Adult: Nudity
  • Adult: Sex
  • Entertainment: MP3
  • Gambling
  • Games
  • Illegal/Questionable
  • Information Technology: Hacking
  • Information Technology: Proxy Avoidance
  • Information Technology: URL Translation
  • Internet Communication: Web Chat
  • Militancy/Extremist
  • Racism/Hate
  • Tasteless
  • Violence

Pursuant to the City's Employee Internet Usage Policy, Internet access shall be blocked to sites in the following vendor-defined protocols:
  • Network OS: daytime, finger, ident, pptp, SOCKS5
  • Proxy Avoidance: all

Pursuant to the City's E-mail Usage Policy, Internet access shall be blocked to sites in the following vendor-defined category:
  • Internet Communication: Web-based E-Mail

Pursuant to the City's E-mail Usage Policy, Internet access shall be blocked to sites in the following vendor-defined protocols:
  • Mail and Collaborative Tools: IMAP, Microsoft HTTPMail, POP3

Pursuant to the City's Instant Messaging Policy, Internet access shall be blocked to sites in the following vendor-defined protocols:
  • Instant Messaging/Chat: all

Pursuant to the City's Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Internet-based Applications Policy, Internet access shall be blocked to sites in the following vendor-defined protocols:
  • P2P File Sharing: all

Pursuant to the City's Network Access/Connectivity Policy, Internet access shall be blocked to sites in the following vendor-defined protocols:
  • Remote Access: GoToMyPC, pcTELECOMMUTE
Rationale
This standard defines the types of sites that are not appropriate for City business.

Contact: Lee Stark, (505) 768-2978