PAN-DB URL Filtering - WEB ADs wrong classification!? - google domain

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PAN-DB URL Filtering - WEB ADs wrong classification!? - google domain

Hi,

 

We have just switched from Brightcloud DB to PAN-DB database, in the first few days everything was ok, but we have just noticed a problem with PAN URL Filtering and WEB Ads category,  domain doubleclick.net (google Ad domain that is used on most sites) is categorized as Business and Economy??? In our security policy we block Web Ads category, and because this is not in that category al communication is going trough. We have requested a category change but with no effect.

 

Funny thing is that Palo Alto as an example of a site for Web Ad page states doubleclick.net :

https://knowledgebase.paloaltonetworks.com/KCSArticleDetail?id=kA10g000000Cm5hCAC

 

Every other official/non-officila URL DB states this domain as Web AD (Brightcloud, Forti, Cisco)...what is going on? 

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Re: PAN-DB URL Filtering - WEB ADs wrong classification!? - google domain

The main landing page for doubleclick.net is a regular business portal where companies can go to do the things they do with their web advertising

 

The  actual ads are run from ad.doubleclick.net which is classified as web-advertisements

 

PAN-DB can have different classifications for the same TLD depending on the subdomain ;)


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Re: PAN-DB URL Filtering - WEB ADs wrong classification!? - google domain

Main landing page is:

https://marketingplatform.google.com

 

Not doubleclick.net

 

Ok, let's get exact, domain: 


adclick.g.doubleclick.net

 

in Category Business and Economy?

 

This is a direct web page AD URL....

 

Matter of fact is that ADs are going trough on sites on PAN-DB, and all above domains are in WEB AD category in every other DB except Palo Alto DB....this is a serious problem.... 

 

 

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Re: PAN-DB URL Filtering - WEB ADs wrong classification!? - google domain

interesting, have you reached out to support yet? this may need to be investigated


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No, we did not report to support at this point (but we will), as this is a general issue regarding PAN URL Classification process in general for every user on PAN DB...i was hoping that PAN representatives are active in this community and to exchange feedback with other users... 

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Re: PAN-DB URL Filtering - WEB ADs wrong classification!? - google domain

We are here to assist in any way or capacity we can, but we can't open support cases for issues that require deeper investigation

I can't change the URL from my end either so that needs to go through the official channels ;)


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Re: PAN-DB URL Filtering - WEB ADs wrong classification!? - google domain

in the meanwhile you can use dynamic lists or blacklists inside the URL filtering profile to block all doubleclick connections


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Re: PAN-DB URL Filtering - WEB ADs wrong classification!? - google domain

That is already in place, but that is not a permanent solution in that regard. We will forward this issue to official support channels. 

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