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Creating and Enforcing an Internet Acceptable Use Policy

Novell Cool Solutions: Feature
By Tony Merritt

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Posted: 17 Apr 2003

The ubiquity of Internet access in today's business world has opened up powerful new channels of communication, both within a single organization and between separate organizations. However, it has also given rise to a host of problems related to security and legal liability for Internet misuse.

This AppNote discusses some of the key business problems regarding Internet access and presents a sound methodology for devising an Internet Acceptable Use Policy (iAUP) for any organization. It then presents a sample solution for automating and enforcing such a policy. This information will be of particular interest to those involved with the creation and maintenance of corporate Internet usage policies, including Internet content policy administrators, firewall policy administrators, human resources administrators, and corporate security administrators.


  • The Business Problems of Internet Access
  • Internet Acceptable Use Policies
  • Architecting an Automated Policy Solution
  • Conclusion

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