How do I allow URL categories in Palo Alto?

How do I allow URL categories in Palo Alto?

Adding URL Category Exceptions

  1. Within PAN-OS, Select Objects > Custom Objects > URL Category.
  2. Hit Add to create a new custom URL category.
  3. Now give it a useful Name.
  4. Set the type to URL List.
  5. Hit Add.
  6. Individually add all of Phishing Tackle’s IP addresses (a full list can be found here), hitting Add after each one.

What are the URL categories?

About URL Categories

  • Bandwidth Loss. Super Category: Entertainment/Recreation.
  • Business Use. Super Category: Business and Economy.
  • General Surfing. Super Category: Government and Politics.
  • Legal Liability. Super Category: Adult Material.
  • Productivity Loss. Super Category: Games.
  • Privacy Risk. Super Category: Security.

How many custom URLs may be added across all URL categories?

You can create up to 64 custom categories and you can also choose whether the URLs, keywords, and IP ranges you add remain mapped to their parent URL category (the predefined URL category to which they currently belong).

How does URL filtering work in Palo Alto?

On Palo Alto Networks devices, PAN-DB URL Filtering is applied on 2 major protocols: HTTP and HTTPS (SSL)….Troubleshooting:

  • It check its local data plane cache.
  • If no match is found, it checks its local management plane cache.
  • If no match is found, it performs a query to the cloud (public or private).

How do I create a URL filter in Palo Alto?

Inside the GUI, click on Objects > Security Profiles > URL Filtering. Create a new URL filtering profile by selecting the default policy, and then click ‘Clone’ at the bottom of that window. It will create a new URL filtering profile – default-1. Click on that name (default-1) and change the name to URL-Monitoring.

How do I find the URL category?

Follow These Steps:

  1. Submit the desired URL or domain using the zveloLIVE tool to check the current categorization.
  2. Use the “Report a Miscategorized URL” tool (appears after category is retrieved) to suggest a new category and report the URL.
  3. Check back within the hour to see if the category value has been updated.

How do I create a custom URL category in Palo Alto?


  1. Go to Objects > Security Profiles > URL Filtering and click Add.
  2. Name the profile and select the custom category. Note: The newly created category appears in the Category list with an asterisk next to it.
  3. Optionally, add URLs to the Allow/Block lists as appropriate.

How do you find the category of a URL?

How do I change domain category?

How to Edit a Domain Category

  1. Click on the Categorize button within the Domain Dashboard.
  2. Click on the Pencil to edit the Domain Category.
  3. A dialog will appear where the name of your Domain Category can be changed.
  4. Click the Save button to save the change.
  5. Click on the Save button again to exit the pop-up window.

What is Palo Alto URL filtering?

URL filtering limits access by comparing web traffic against a database to prevent employees from accessing harmful sites such as phishing pages.

Which types of threats does URL filtering protect against?

How do I set the category on my website?

  1. Step 1 – Create a category and define a name for the category. Open the ‘Categories’ pane by clicking the ‘Categories’ tab in the ‘Web Filtering Settings’ interface. Click ‘Add’ from the ‘Categories’ pane. The ‘Add New Category’ dialog will appear.
  2. Step 2 – Add Website to be included to the category.

How do I know if my Palo Alto is blocking a URL?

If you visit: and if your policy is configured to block-continue access to command-and-control categorized URLs, you will see a blocked-continue page.

How do I categorize my website URL?

Top 5 website categorization tools

  1. WhoisXML API Website Categorization Solutions.
  2. Cyren Website URL Category Checker.
  3. SafeDNS.
  4. Brandfetch.
  5. URLfilterDB.

How do I add a category to my domain?

How to Create a New Domain Category

  1. Click on the Categorize button within the Domain Dashboard.
  2. If no categories have been set up for Domains, the screen will appear as shown below.
  3. Click on the New Category button.
  4. Enter a Name for the new category.
  5. Click Save to finish.
  6. A new category has been created.