Key elements of the Special URL Filtering Group rule set

The key elements of the Special URL Filtering Group rule set for URL filtering deal with important parts of this process.

Special URL Filtering

Key elements for performing URL filtering according to users, user groups, and IP address ranges.

Table 1: Special URL Filtering
Option Definition
User groups to include Clicking Edit opens a window where you can edit a string list of user groups that URL filtering is to be performed for.
Users to include Clicking Edit opens a window where you can edit a string list of users that URL filtering is to be performed for.
IP ranges to include Clicking Edit opens a window where you can edit a list of IP address ranges that URL filtering is to be performed for.

Basic Filtering

Key elements for performing basic URL filtering.

Table 2: Basic Filtering
Option Definition
URL whitelist

Clicking Edit opens a window to let you edit the URL whitelist that is used by a rule.

You can add, modify, and remove entries on the list.

URL blocklist

Clicking Edit opens a window to let you edit the URL blocklist that is used by a rule.

You can add, modify, and remove entries on the list.

URL category blocklist

Clicking Edit opens a window to let you edit the URL category blocklist that is used by a rule.

You can add, modify, and remove entries on the list.

SafeSearch

Key elements for integrating SafeSearch in the URL filtering process.

Table 3: SafeSearch
Option Definition
Enable SafeSearch

When selected, a rule is enabled that controls the SafeSearch part of the URL filtering process.

SafeSearch settings

Clicking Edit opens a window to let you edit the settings for the SafeSearch Enforcer module (or engine).

This module handles the integration of the SafeSearch Enforcer, which is an additional web security product, in the URL filtering process on Web Gateway.

GTI reputation

Key element for evaluating reputation scores retrieved from the Global Threat Intelligence service within the URL filtering process.

Table 4: GTI reputation
Option Definition
Block URLs with a High Risk reputation

When selected, a rule is enabled that blocks URLs with a reputation score that lets them appear to be a high or medium risk to web security.

The reputation score of a URL is established by the Global Threat Intelligence service, which is provided by McAfee. It is retrieved from this service by the URL Filter module.

Uncategorized URLs

Key element for handling URLs that could not be categorized during the URL filtering process.

Table 5: Uncategorized URLs
Option Definition
Uncategorized URLs

Selecting Block enables a rule that blocks requests for access to web objects with URLs that could not be categorized during the URL filtering process.

Selecting Allow means that no action is executed by this rule. URL filtering continues with processing the next rule.