OverviewIn the Verba Ethical Wall solution, Communication Policies include Presence Blocking and Contact List Blocking functionality.
The presence status of users In Cisco Jabber and Lync/SfB clients can be hidden from other people. This means that users will always show up as offline for other users if their presence should not be shown.
Contact List blocking
When using the Contact List blocking functionality, users are not able to see specific blocked users in their SfB client when running searches for contacts. This means that the existence of certain users can be hidden from others.
Contact List blocking prevents adding blocked contacts to the contact list by default. Turning off the prevention will result that the user will able to add the remote user in possession of the remote user's full SIP URI.
- Allow - used to explicitly allow presence even if lower priority rules would block presence between two users
You can also set the direction of the rule:
- Bidirectional between A and B
- A to B
- B to A
Creating a Presence or Contact List Blocking Policy
In order to create a presence blocking policy:
Step 1 - Create a new Communication Policy
Step 2 - Configure the Participant A and Participant B groups
Step 3 - Configure the Presence Blocking category
Step 4 - Press Save