Session Policies


In the Verba Ethical Wall solution, Communication Policies include Session Policy functionality.

You can set session policy mode

  •  Block
  •  Warn - session will be allowed, but a notification will be sent
  •  Block and Warn - session will be blocked, and a notification will be sent
  •  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 
The following example allows IM and voice calls, but blocks all other modalities between the Participant A and B groups:

Please note, that for conferences the direction of the session policies works in a different way. If they are set to bidirectional, then all communication will be blocked, even in conferences. If they are set in one direction, then that rule will not be evaluated for conferences.

Creating a Session Policy

In order to create a session blocking policy:

Step 1 - Create a new Communication Policy

Step 2 - Configure the Participants A and Participant B groups

Step 3 - Configure the Session Policy category

Step 4 - Press Save

You can mix Session Policy with Presence PoliciesDisclaimers and Content Polices on the same Communication Policy.

Platform and conference specific behaviour

Skype for Business (Lync)

File transfer refers to peer-to-peer file transfers.
In conferences Data Share applies to file and other application/content sharing.

Please note, that if your Lync clients are set to automatically change the User's presence to Do Not Disturb when a Screen or Data Sharing session is established, then the Verba components will not be able to send out the Notifications to that party.


In Cisco environments the Voice and Video modalities cannot be controlled separately, both of them define policies for the combined Voice&Video session.
Data Share is a Skype for Business/Lync specific modality, it is not used in Cisco deployments.
In conferences only the IM session policies take effect.