Block Access to private Gmail but allow corporate

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Block Access to private Gmail but allow corporate

Hi all.

Im looking for a solution to block user access to private gmail accounts but allow a corporate accounts to be used.

I'm aware that there is a solution involing proxy server and X-forwarder.

Is there any other way to do this without dedicated proxy serever?

 

Regards

Leo

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Re: Block Access to private Gmail but allow corporate

Hi @Leonid.Rozgon,

 

I haven't tested this myself but you could try the following :

 

If I'm not mistaken for corporate Gmail access, the usernames have the customer domain name (eg. user@domain.com).

Personal Gmail accounts have usual usernames (eg. user@gmail.com)

 

To block personal gmail access, enable ssl-decryption.  Next, create a data pattern matching "@gmail.com".

Match this Data pattern on gmail-base app in a Data filtering object.

Apply the Data Filtering object to a policy.

 

This way you should be able to access corporate gmail accounts and personal gmail access should be blocked.

 

One caveat I think exists here :

Matching for the regex "@gmail\.com" in the whole page content might also have unwanted matches such as :

-Sending an email to somebody@gmail.com from the corporate account

-Reading an email from somebody@gmail.com on the corporate account

 

I would think along those lines ... other tips are welcome ^_^

 

Cheers !

-Kiwi.

L1 Bithead

Re: Block Access to private Gmail but allow corporate

Thanks for the idea, Kiwi.

Trying to test/implement it, but I think the problem is that there is no option to add ssl or google-base as application in Data filtering profile(whys is that?). Authentication form for gmail is done through accounts.google.com and its not detected as gmail-base application. Will continue testing. If anyone else have any ideas feel free to wite them here.

 

Regards

Leo

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