Blocking WebCam Traffic

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Blocking WebCam Traffic

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Hello All,

I'm sort of new to the Palo Alto firewall world, I had a question about blocking traffic to those adult free live cam sites, I dont want to block skype or facetime or anything simliar. All I really want to do is block specific traffic from those adult cam sites, I know its a weird question but if someone could shed some light on this I would really appreciate it.


L7 Applicator

Hello Shane,

You can configure a URL filtering profile and set action as BLOCK for those categories. For example Adult-and-pornographic, peer-to-peer (skype).



Refer the same URL filtering profile to an appropriate security policy.


Hope this helps.


L7 Applicator

Hello Shane,

Adding one more thought:

Palo Alto is having  App-ID feature to identify specific application through PAN firewall.

Example: Skype, YouTube etc.

You can verify the same from Palo Alto networks Applipedia: Application Research Center

Then, create a security policy for those applications and set action as Deny.


L4 Transporter

I would like to be able to block all of the chat roulette type sites.  I haven't looked in a while, but I don't think there is a category for those.



L7 Applicator

Hello Bobw,

You can verify the URL category first, then apply the correct action for that.

To verify URL category:

Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering - Test A Site

URL/IP Lookup | Webroot BrightCloud


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