Use the custom URL category page to create your custom
list of URLs and use it in a URL filtering profile or as match criteria
in policy rules. In a custom URL category, you can add URL entries
individually, or import a text file that contains a list of URLs.
URL entries added to custom categories are case insensitive.
The following table describes the custom URL settings:
Custom URL Category
Enter a name to identify the custom URL
category (up to 31 characters). This name displays in the category
list when defining URL filtering policies and in the match criteria
for URL categories in policy rules. The name is case-sensitive and
must be unique. Use only letters, numbers, spaces, hyphens, and
Enter a description for the URL category
(up to 255 characters).
Select this option if you want the URL category
to be available to:
Every virtual system (vsys) on
a multi-vsys firewall. If you clear this selection, the URL category
will be available only to the
Every device group on Panorama. If you clear this selection,
the URL category will be available only to the
selected in the
Disable override (
Select this option to prevent administrators
from overriding the settings of this custom URL object in device
groups that inherit the object. This selection is cleared by default,
which means administrators can override the settings for any device
group that inherits the object.
Manage sites for the custom URL category
(each URL added or imported can have a maximum of 255 characters).
enter URLs, only one in each row. Each URL can be in the format
“www.example.com” or can include wildcards, such as “*.example.com”.
For additional information on formats supported, see Block List
in Objects > Security Profiles > URL Filtering.
browse to select the text file that contains the list of URLs. Enter
only one URL per row. Each URL can be in the format “www.example.com”
or can include wildcards, such as “*.example.com”. For additional
information on formats supported, see Block List in Objects > Security Profiles > URL Filtering.
export the custom URL entries included in the list. The URLs are
exported as a text file.
—Select an entry and click
remove the URL from the list.
To delete a
custom category that you have used in a URL filtering profile, you
must set the action to None before you can delete the custom category.
See Category actions in Objects > Security Profiles > URL Filtering.