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> Chapter 21 - Security Profiles > Web filter > SafeSearch


SafeSearch is a feature of popular search sites that prevents explicit web sites and images from appearing in search results. Although SafeSearch is a useful tool, especially in educational environments, the resourceful user may be able to simply turn it off. Enabling SafeSearch for the supported search sites enforces its use by rewriting the search URL to include the code to indicate the use of the SafeSearch feature. For example, on a Google search it would mean adding the string “&safe=active” to the URL in the search.

The search sites supported are:

  • Google
  • Yahoo
  • Bing
  • Yandex
Enabling SafeSearch — CLI

config webfilter profile

edit default

config web

set safe-search url



This enforces the use of SafeSearch in traffic controlled by the firewall policies using the web filter you configure.

Search Keywords

There is also the capability to log the search keywords used in the search engines.