licenses for URL filtering

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L2 Linker

licenses for URL filtering

Folks,

Our requriement is to allow specific URL's on SSL for outbound communication. Is there a need to purchase a URL filtering license for this requirement?

 

Regards,

N!!!

L6 Presenter

Re: licenses for URL filtering

If you're ok with "blocking all" and allowing a "whitelist" you do not need licensing.

 

You will not have an actual "URL" log though.  In your case I don't think it matters since it's SSL couple with a whitelist allow.

 

 

To accomplish this you'd create a custom URL Category object place your desired whitelist domains there.  Add this custom object to a security policy placing it in the "Service/URL Category" tab / URL category field.  With a security rule below that denies traffic below you'll get what you want.

L7 Applicator

Re: licenses for URL filtering

Hello,

Is this inbound traffic or outbound traffic? For inbound traffic, dont use URL filtering as its your site and why filter it? As for outbound filtering, you can create a custom URL category and put those sites in it to allow outbound access. Also without a license, the PAN shouldnt be performing any URL filtering so not sure why its getting blocked, perhaps via the application (ie layer7)?

 

Hope that helps.

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L2 Linker

Re: licenses for URL filtering

This will be inound traffic, but we need to control some traffic on a VPN.

L2 Linker

Re: licenses for URL filtering

sorry, I may not have made myself clear. What I meant is URL's as in, paloalto.com, microsoft.com etc.

and all of those on port 443 only.

L6 Presenter

Re: licenses for URL filtering


@nson2139 wrote:

sorry, I may not have made myself clear. What I meant is URL's as in, paloalto.com, microsoft.com etc.

and all of those on port 443 only.


 

 

"If you're ok with "blocking all" and allowing a "whitelist" you do not need licensing.

 

You will not have an actual "URL" log though.  In your case I don't think it matters since it's SSL couple with a whitelist allow.

 

 

To accomplish this you'd create a custom URL Category object place your desired whitelist domains there.  Add this custom object to a security policy placing it in the "Service/URL Category" tab / URL category field.  With a security rule below that denies traffic below you'll get what you want."

 

 

Add these URLS "What I meant is URL's as in, paloalto.com, microsoft.com" to the custom object I described and it will work as you requested

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