Learn how to create a custom URL category that functions
as either a URL category exception list or a distinct category based
on multiple PAN-DB categories.
You can create a custom URL Filtering object
to specify exceptions to URL category enforcement, and to create
a custom URL category based on multiple URL categories:
exceptions to URL category enforcement
—Create a custom list
of URLs that you want to use as match criteria in a Security policy
rule. This is a good way to specify exceptions to URL categories,
where you’d like to enforce specific URLs differently than the URL
category to which they belong.
Define a custom URL category based on multiple PAN-DB
—This allows you to target enforcement for websites
that match a set of categories. The website or page must match all the
categories defined as part of the custom category.
these steps to create a custom URL category, and define how you’d
like the firewall to enforce the custom URL category:
or modify a custom URL category,
and give the category a descriptive
Set the category
—Add URLs that
you want to enforce differently than the URL category to which they
belong. Use this list type to define exceptions for URL category
enforcement, or to define a list of URLs as belonging to a custom
category. For details on how to populate this list, such as guidelines
on how to use wildcards, see URL Category Exceptions.
enforcement for websites that match a set of categories. The website
or page must match all the categories defined as part
of the custom category.
to save the custom URL
modify a URL Filtering profile.
Your new custom category will be listed under the
Decide how you want to enforce
for the custom URL category.
(To control the sites to which users can submit their corporate
credentials, see Prevent Credential Phishing).
Attach the URL Filtering profile to a Security policy
rule, to enforce traffic that matches that rule.
and specify the Security
policy rule to enforce traffic based on the URL Filtering profile
you just updated. Make sure to
You can also use custom URL categories
as Security policy match criteria. In this case, you do not need
to define how the category should be enforced as part of a URL Filtering
profile. After setting up the custom category, go directly to the
Security policy rule to which you want to add the custom URL category
to use the custom
URL category as match criteria for the rule.