Fundamentals of URL Filtering and Palo Alto Networks Advanced URL Filtering
Subscription—explore the mechanics, use cases, and essential components of our URL filtering
Where can I use
What do I need?
Advanced URL Filtering license (or a legacy URL filtering
Legacy URL filtering licenses are discontinued, but
active legacy licenses are still supported.
Prisma Access licenses usually include Advanced URL
URL filtering technology protects users from web-based threats by providing granular control over
user access and interaction with content on the Internet. You can develop a URL
filtering policy that limits access to sites based on URL categories, users, and groups. For example,
you can block access to sites known to host malware and prevent end users from entering
corporate credentials to sites in certain categories.
For granular control over user access to categories, you can create a URL Filtering profile and
define site access for predefined and custom URL categories; then, apply the profile to
Security policy rules. You can also use URL categories as match criteria in Security
policy rules. For a list of ways an Advanced URL Filtering subscription can meet your
organization’s web security needs, see URL Filtering Use Cases.