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What Web Control rules did you create with higher than informative severity? Couldn't it be that too many data is reported to the ESET PROTECT server which causes a load and time outs while generating reports?

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That's not good. Creating a rule to log all opened urls may results in huge logs, causing the EP Server to get overloaded and stop doing basic operations. You may even encounter issues logging to the web console. I'd recommend removing the rule asap.

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While that will prevent Web Control data about visited websites from being reported to the ESET PROTECT server, the rule will continue to create huge records locally which will not only consume disk space but may also negatively affect performance.

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5 hours ago, polcalweng said:

So what's the best practice setup to avoid that?

Don't create a permissive Web Control rule for all visited websites. Create only block rules for desired categories or URLs. If necessary to create an exception, create a permissive rule for a particular URL and put  it above the block rule(s).

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I only created an Allowed sites URL-based rule for sites that falls under the Block Category and placed it above the Blocked Category-based rule. That way, those sites will still be accessible even if that particular category block rule is still in effect. Will this setup be an issue?

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I would recommend to check size of database table tblf_webcontrolagregated_event to confirm that issue with report filters is caused by amount of data collected, and not some other issue. If so, solution might be increasing performance parameters of your DB server (if possible) or removal of data, but is not recommended in case there are not more significant impacts.
Also what are the performance characteristics of your DB server? And what type of DB server (MySQL or MS SQL Server) is actually used?

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Also if possible, please provide us details of your use-case, so that we can possibly focus more on this scenario. We are mostly interested why are you collecting such data, what is the expected output and what would you do with reports generated in console (i.e. postprocessing) - especially in what granularity you are analyzing them, whether you are just checking some statistics or you are interested in per-request granularity, etc....

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