Web Categories in GravityZone Content Control
Web Categories Filter dynamically filters access to websites based on their content. You can use the Web Categories Filter for defining exceptions to the selected Web Access Control action (Allow or Block) for entire web categories (such as Games, Mature Content or Online Networks).
You can define web rules to explicitly block or allow certain web addresses, overriding the existing Web Access Control settings. Users will be able, for example, to access a specific webpage also when the web browsing is blocked by Web Access Control.
To access and manage web categories follow the next steps:
- Log in to GravityZone Control Center
- Click Policies and choose the desired policy
- Expand the Network Protection tab and click Content Control
- Enable Web Access Control and choose Settings
- Click the Categories tab and enable Web Categories Filter
- To define a custom filter select Custom
- Choose Web Rules to expand the categories section
- Find the category that you want in the list and select the desired action from the dropdown menu
- Save your changes and then save the policy
You can find all the available web categories, along with their descriptions and examples listed below:
|Ads||This category covers websites that promote or sell services or products||http://www.advertising.com|
|Advice||This category covers websites that allow the users to ask for advice or ask questions on various topics||http://ask.com|
|Blogs||This category covers personal websites as well as all types of blogs: individual, group and even company ones.
A blog is a journal published on the World Wide Web consisting of entries ("posts"), typically displayed in reverse chronological order so the most recent post appears first
|Business||This category covers websites that offer information about available services and products to gain profit||http://www.microsoft.com|
|Computers and Software||This category covers the following types of websites: Software, Technical information, Blogs or code discussion groups||http://stackoverflow.com|
|Education||This category covers websites with educational content, encyclopedias or dictionaries||http://www.wikipedia.org|
|Entertainment||This category covers websites offering information about: Music or music festivals, Movies, Art, Poetry||http://imdb.com|
|File Sharing||This category covers websites that allow the user to share and/or store files online||http://www.filehosting.org/|
|Financial *||This category covers banking websites and internet banking services||https://www.bankofamerica.com|
|Gambling||This category covers the following types of websites:
|Games||This category websites providing games and game presentations and reviews.
This category does not cover official game companies' websites, game discussions websites or websites where non-online games can be downloaded
|Government||This category covers websites that contain information or news for local, state, and national governments or related agencies||http://www.fbi.gov|
|Hacking||This category covers websites that contain software/information on how to crack/hack accounts on the Internet, as well as information on exploits that help users gain control of another person's computer.
This category contains - but is not limited to - Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter or Gmail account hacking
|Hate/Violence/Racism/Illegal Drugs||This category covers the following types of websites:
|Health||This category covers the following types of websites:
|Hobbies||This category covers websites that contain information or discussions on recreations and hobbies||http://www.allaboutdogsshow.co.uk|
|Hosting||This category covers hosting providers and services that offer users the possibility to upload files for general or limited access||http://hostgator.com|
|IM||This category covers instant messaging and chat websites, allowing users to chat in real time.
It will also detect websites where instant messaging software is embedded or can be downloaded
|Job Search||This category covers websites that provide job listings and employer reviews||http://www.careerbuilder.com|
|Mature Content||This category covers web sites which contain sexually explicit information either of medical or scientific nature, such as sexually transmitted diseases, websites with nude art, intimate lingerie or swimsuit content along with websites that contain sexual education information||https://www.playboy.com/|
|Medicine/Alcohol/Cigars||This category covers websites discussing, or selling (legal), medical drugs or paraphernalia, alcohol or tobacco products.
Note that illegal drugs are covered in the Hate/Violence/Racism/Illegal/Drugs category
|Narcotics||This category covers websites referring to narcotics, such as recreational drugs, psychoactive drugs and dissociative drugs, as well as forums and message boards discussing their use, production and consumption||http://www.worldofseeds.eu/|
|News||This category covers websites which provide both text and video news. It includes both global and local news websites||http://www.cnn.com|
|Online Dating||This category covers websites offering free or paid online dating services, and also webpages containing dating ads||http://www.match.com|
|Online Payment||This category covers websites that offer users online payment services||https://www.paypal.com/|
|Online Photo||This category covers photo-sharing websites whose primary purpose is to let users upload and share photos||http://www.flickr.com|
|Online Shopping||This category covers online stores, meaning web sites which sell goods or services online, and also the webpages on the regular sites which ask for the credit card information, allowing detection of hidden, unknown or illegal online stores||http://www.bestbuy.com|
|Photos/Videos||This category covers photo-sharing websites whose primary purpose is to let users upload and share photos or videos||http://www.flickr.com http://www.youtube.com|
|Pornography||This category covers websites containing explicit erotic and pornographic material. It includes both paid and free web sites which provide pictures, stories and videos. It can also detect pornographic content on mixed content websites||http://www.redtube.com|
|Portals||This category covers websites that offer information from multiple sources and provide access to other services, such as e-mail, forums or search engines||http://www.yahoo.com|
|Radio Music||This category covers websites that stream audio content||http://8tracks.com|
|Religious||This category covers websites dedicated to or describing one or more religions, sects or cults.
It also covers discussion forums related to one or multiple religions along with occult practices
|Scams||This category covers all types of fraudulent web pages involved in identity theft, credit card fraud, advance fee fraud, employment scams, conference fraud, money loan, pay per click, piracy, lottery, and so on.
These types of websites impersonate hotels, banks, law firms, shops, online casinos, rental and escrow firms, and have small lifespans
|Search Engines||This category covers websites designed for searching out information within the World Wide Web||http://www.google.com|
|Social Networks||This category covers the social network websites. They are focused on user communities and allow users to communicate by sharing messages and other types of digital content||www.facebook.com http://www.myspace.com|
|Sports||This category covers websites about sporting events or virtual sports, including news, scores, and statistics||http://www.cbssports.com|
|Suicide||This category covers websites that offer, detail, promote, or advocate suggestions, instructions, descriptions or methods on how to commit suicide||https://www.mydeath-mydecision.org.uk/|
|Tabloids||This category covers soft pornography and celebrity gossip sites. They are often associated with a printed publication of the same type||http://www.thesun.co.uk/|
|Time Wasters||This category covers websites containing general information on which users tend to spend a lot of time||http://www.reddit.com|
|Travel||This category covers websites that allow the users to book or plan trips, holidays or flights.
These types of websites can also contain travel tips, destination information, and other renting services
|Weapons||This category covers websites that present guns, related to gun or ammunition purchasing, manufacturing and usage, about hunting resources along with air-soft and melee weapons||http://www.thegunsource.com/|
|Web Mail||This category covers websites that describe or provide mail services||http://www.gmail.com|
|Web Proxy||This category covers web sites which provide web proxy service, that, through a web application, allow the user to spoof his identification data for anonymous browsing, to access prohibited content, to avoid company monitoring or to avoid certain imposed constraints (location constraints)||http://www.hidemyass.com|
Financial* - In GravityZone Control Center you can find this category under the name "Banks"