Issue with data pattern regex

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L1 Bithead

Issue with data pattern regex

I work for a school district, and am struggling with putting in place a data pattern regex that will block some common keywords related to pornography. Here is the format I am using (with the list being 'cleaned-up':

.*((cat)|(dog)|(mouse)|(pigeon)|(penguin)|(lion)|(tiger)|(whale)|(zebra))

My list is longer than the example I've given here (meeting the 7-byte requirement), but it is not working consistently. Some keywords get blocked, but others do not. I am trying to block specific pornography-related terms on Google searches, etc., to supplement the URL filtering database. Any ideas?

I can attach the exact data pattern regex I am using if anyone wants to look at it, but it is of course NSFW.

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L3 Networker

Re: Issue with data pattern regex

Hi Aaron, have you tried putting the values separately in the Custom Patterns object?

L3 Networker

Re: Issue with data pattern regex

Also, give the following doc a look:

L1 Bithead

Re: Issue with data pattern regex

Can you elaborate/explain?

L0 Member

Re: Issue with data pattern regex

Hi Aaron,

Can you please show us the all list and a screenshot if you can. BTW, can you confirm decryption is also turned on?

-Salvo

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