Blocking ChatGTP

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Blocking ChatGTP

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Hi Guys,



How do you go an blocking ChatGTP ? Seems like has not been defined in the list of apps yet (applipedia)




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Hi @Pras ,


I haven't really played around with this but for starters I'd go with creating a custom URL category with below urls and block it:




If this doesn't do the trick I'd look into creating a custom app to block it further:


I would be surprised if it isn't already being worked on by the devteam but don't forget to submit a request for a new App-ID here:


Kind regards,


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Looking into Panorama I now see that openai-base, openai-chatgpt and openai-api are all listed in the applications.  One could block those applications and likely block users from getting to ChatGPT.  As for Google-Bard, I don't see any application listed.  But, I thought I'd try something.  I went to Google Bard and asked it how I could block it using a Palo Alto Firewall.  It replied that I could block it's IP address of  Kinda funning using AI to tell me how to block it....

I will likely try both in a test...


good luck!


I think a possible issue we have is that there are more and more AI chatbots coming on the market and, if your company wants to block them, it will become hard to achieve this with manual means. Does anyone know if there is any word on them getting their own category, either URL, APP or both.

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So if you look at the openapi-chatgpt application as it is presently, there's actually already an 'artificial-intelligence' subcategory. Currently openai is the only application in this subcategory, however I'd expect that as App-IDs get added for Bard and other solutions they would be included within this subcategory if you wanted to create an application filter to block the traffic.

I think the effort overall to block all AI options available to a user is a futile effort however unless you switch to selectively allowing all external traffic. There's way too many sites that use ChatGPT's API in the background that gives users access to the same exact resource. Kind of feel like it's similar to adult content, you can chase blocking it as much as you want, but someone who want it will get around any block you can create unless you heavily restrict where users can go. 

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I see that Palo Alo has updated "bing-ai", "google-bard", and "openai (openai-chatgpt), openai-base, openai-api" under its Application category (😞




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