Web Filter (BCWF) database support on SGOS 7.2 and SGOS 7.3

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Article ID: 211331

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Products

ProxySG Software - SGOS Advanced Secure Gateway Software - ASG

Issue/Introduction

You are considering an upgrade from SGOS 6 to SGOS 7.2 or SGOS 7.3 and want to know if Symantec Web Filter (formerly known as Blue Coat Web Filter, BCWF) will still be supported or if you will have to migrate to Intelligence Service (IS).

Environment

You are using Symantec Web Filter (BCWF) database on your ProxySG or Advanced Secure Gateway (ASG).

Resolution

If you are upgrading to SGOS 7.2 or SGOS 7.3 and were using WebFilter as the data source previously, there will be no change to your existing content filtering functionality.

If you are upgrading to SGOS 7.2 or SGOS 7.3 and were using Intelligence Services as the data source previously, you will not have the option to use the Symantec Web Filter (BCWF) as a data source after you upgrade to SGOS 7.2 or SGOS 7.3.

If you are running a new installation of SGOS 7.2 or SGOS 7.3, you will only have the option to purchase Intelligence Services for content filtering.

The option to set the data source in the Management Console and the CLI command:

#(config application-classification) data-source {web-filter | intelligenceservices}

have been removed.

NOTE: The appliance can restore a configuration archive that includes WebFilter as a data source, but it issues a deprecation warning.