URL Filtering Overrides
to define website block and allow lists, and to allow password-based access to certain sites.
Action on License Expiration
If you are using the BrightCloud database, you can configure the action to take if the URL filtering license expires:
If the license expires for PAN-DB:
Always renew your license in time to ensure network security.
You can exclude specific websites from URL category enforcement in order to enforce that website separately from the associated URL category. Add sites you want to always allow to the Allow List, and add sites to the Block List that you block, alert on, password protect, or warn users against accessing.
Enter one IP address or URL on each line of the block or allow list, and you can use wildcards to easily configure a single entry to match to multiple website subdomains and pages, without having to specify each exact subdomain or page.
For guidelines on using adding URL entries to the block and allow lists, especially on how to most effectively use wildcards, review URL Category Exception Lists.
Do not add an entry with consecutive asterisk (*) wildcards or nine or more consecutive caret (^) wildcards—entries like these can negatively impact firewall performance.
For example, do not add the entry
mail.*.*.com; instead, enter either
mail.^.^.com. Note that an entry like
mail.*.commatches to a greater number of sites than
mail.*.commatches to sites with any number of subdomains and
mail.^.^.commatches to sites with exactly two subdomains.
For details on creating Wildcard entries, see wildcard guidelines and examples.
(Applies only to sites in the Block List)
Select the action to take when a web site in the block list is accessed.