Blocking Google Drive

L1 Bithead

Blocking Google Drive

Hey guys,

I'm trying to block Google Drive. I've tried a variety of things: URL Filtering for online-storage (which works for Dropbox, icloud etc). But Google Drive still works...I researched and found quite a few forum posts on the topic and see that decryption is most likely required in order to see the traffic in order to block it.


Is there a way to block Google Drive without enabled decryption?


I've got a PA 3020 on 7.1.6

L7 Applicator

Re: Blocking Google Drive

I'm not going to say that it isn't possible to block Google Drive without decrypting the traffic. That being said though, pretty much anything with Google services is going to work pretty poorly unless you are decryting the traffic. 

L3 Networker

Re: Blocking Google Drive

Here is how you can block Google Drive or any other Google app like the new Google Backup and Sync without doing decryption:


The above article also explains why, due to SSL encryption, this type of apps is allowed.



L7 Applicator

Re: Blocking Google Drive

@SuperMario last line of the link you provided: 

Note: SSL decryption is necessary in order to identify the correct app-id "google-drive-web".  


You need to decrypt traffic.

Enterprise Architect @ Cloud Carib
ACE (3.0, 5.0, 6.0, 7.0), PCNSE (6, 7), PCNSI
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