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L1 Bithead

 

Hello everyone,

I have a problem with allowing wetransfer to download and blocking the download,

Wetransfer is part of the 'Online-storage-and-backup' category.

The choice is to block this category and create a bypass just for downloading on wetransfer,

On my side, I tried to create a URL whitlist category:
we.tl/*
wetransfer.com/downloads/*

Do you have any idea how I can do this?

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If I understood you correctly and you want to block WeTransfer Upload while allowing Download you just need to create two rules based on app-id:

  1. Allow apps "wetransfer-base" & "wetransfer-downloading" 
  2. Block app "wetransfer-uploading"

The latter one may not even be required if you have a default blocking rule later in the policy. And you do not need to use a URL category as a matching criterion in neither of these rules. 

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If I understood you correctly and you want to block WeTransfer Upload while allowing Download you just need to create two rules based on app-id:

  1. Allow apps "wetransfer-base" & "wetransfer-downloading" 
  2. Block app "wetransfer-uploading"

The latter one may not even be required if you have a default blocking rule later in the policy. And you do not need to use a URL category as a matching criterion in neither of these rules. 

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L1 Bithead

@nmatveev Thank's, it's good  

L1 Bithead

@nmatveev 

I am faced with a new problem,
wetransfer is also part of the "Online Storage and Backup" category which is in block,
so how do i fit my rule to make it work?

Do you mean you have it blocked in a URL-filtering profile that is assigned to the wetransfer rules or somewhere else?

 

If the former is the case then you simply need to use a URL-filtering profile with either all categories set to "alert" or, better, set only malicious categories to "Block" (see "Block Recommended" section in this article https://live.paloaltonetworks.com/t5/blogs/url-filtering-category-recommendations/ba-p/325701) and all others, including the "Online Storage and Backup" category, to "Alert". 

 

If the latter is the case, well, then you need to allow it somehow... There are several ways of achieving this depending on your environment and business requirements. For example, you could have the same AD group assigned to the "wetransfer" rule and a rule that would allow "ssl and web-browsing" to the "Online Storage and Backup" category (that category would need to be set as the matching criterion, on the "Service/URL category" tab; the URL profile in that rule would need to be set to "Alert" only on all categories).

 

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