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MULTIPROFILE AND MULTIPOLICIES

1. Multiprofile Configuration

Multiprofile permits to enable multiple profiles and associate them to a unique network, in order to use different filtering policies on the same network.
The filter provides 5 different couple of DNS addresses, each couple can be associate with a different profile:

Primary                 Secondary
185.236.104.104 – 185.236.105.105
185.236.104.114 – 185.236.105.115
185.236.104.124 – 185.236.105.125
185.236.104.134 – 185.236.105.135
185.236.104.144 – 185.236.105.145

To better understand how it works, let’s make an example;
in this case we want to define 2 profiles for a single Customer with the same public IP:

» Default (primary DNS: 185.236.104.104; secondary: 185.236.105.105): profiled used by employee (with social network category blocked).
» Director (primary DNS: 185.236.104.114; secondary: 185.236.105.115): profile used by Directors (with social network category unblocked).

First of all, you need to access the management panel by entering your login info; using [Profile] tab above in the dashboard, we can configure default profile. If you want to change the name you can do it by clicking on the relative pencil icon, choosing the new name and clicking on [Edit] to apply the changes.

After that we will create a second profile (Director) similar to the previous one, and we will choose DNS addresses 185.236.104.114 – 185.236.105.115.
To do that follow these steps:

– Click on the [Profile] button.
– Click on the [Create new profile] entry next to the + icon and compile the following fields:
   » Name : Choose a name for the profile. In our case it’ll be Director.
   » Timezone : Choose the timezone that will be used for research and other Internet Protection Cloud features
   » Mode : Choose beetween:
       » Normal : block only choosen category and blacklist domain
       » Limited : block everything except whitelist domain
   » DNS : Choose a different DNS address couple from the drop down menu. In this example it will be 185.236.104.114 – 185.236.105.115.
   » Networks : Check the email/username or the Public IP that you want to associate with the 185.236.104.114 – 185.236.105.115 address. NOTE: if you have not yet added any network yet, this field will not be present. You can associate the address later, after creating at least one network.
– Finally click on the [Insert] button to create the new profile.

If you did everything correctly you will get a result similar to the one in the image below:

 

At this point it’s possible to configure the filtering rules, in our case we will block social network category on Default profile but not on Director. In this way, queries that will arrive on 185.236.104.114 – 185.236.105.115 will reply on a different way compared to DNS of Default profile.

2. Methods of use

Now, to use the newly created profiles, it’s necessary to configure your network. To do this, there are 2 possible option:
» manually change devices’ DNS according to which profile you want to use on that pc
» create redirection rules based on ip of origin. This is only possible when there are router or firewall that permit it (e.g. Mikrotik)