When a device attempts to access a web page, the address is checked against a database of URIs. Addresses are passed through a series of pattern matching steps so that, for example, access to a specific URL on a website may be allowed, with others excluded. Specific URL addresses can be added to a whitelist to take precedence over the filter. While filtering can traditionally be a complex and time-consuming activity, the Cisco Meraki solution provides improved workflows and greater efficiency for the network administrator.
Integration with Google and Bing SafeSearch enables a safe and secure internet environment with a single click. YouTube for Schools and YouTube EDU integration make managing educational content and access easy, and integrated web caching accellerates video and web downloads across the network.