The system allows the application of several content filter profiles in the same connection context (Source, Destination, User). That is, when detecting a policy where a specific type of HTTP or HTTPS traffic is applicable, the system considers the URL in the policy's search parameters (Lookup).

In Content Filter profiles it is possible to Allow, Block and Disable categories. A policy that has a Web Filter enabled takes into account only the URLs whose categories have been allowed or blocked in the Profile, if the URL is disabled, the service will move on to the next policy where the HTTP connection context matches, if there is no policy that applies, the URL will be blocked, the same is true for web-type applications if the application control is active.

For more information on application control, see this page.

This table shows the behavior if the request matches webfilter and application control categories:

Application ControlWebfilter CategoryBehavior
Without inspection controlWithout inspection controlAllow access
Without inspection controlDisabledNext policy
Without inspection controlRefuseBlock access
Without inspection controlAllowAllow access
AllowWithout inspection controlAllow access
BlockWithout inspection controlBlock access
DisabledWithout inspection controlNext policy
DisabledDisabledNext policy
DisabledAllowAllow access
DisabledRefuseBlock access
AllowDisabledAllow access
AllowAllowAllow access
AllowRefuseBlock access
BlockDisabledBlock access
BlockAllowBlock access
BlockRefuseBlock access
Do not match any policyBlock access

If the tab is not selected, click on "Profiles".

Profiles tab

The “Profiles” screen of Web Filter will appear, as shown by the image below:


Web Filter - Profiles

This session will cover how to register, edit and remove Web Filter profiles;

Next, we'll look at the functions located at the top of this panel.

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