Filter out whatsapp video only from PA220

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L1 Bithead

Filter out whatsapp video only from PA220

Hi, 

 

Is it possible to Filter out whatsapp video only from PA220, or of there is a workaround solution to allow only Text and Images on a PA220 
We have business need to use whatsapp text and Images only 

 

Thank you 

Cyber Elite

You can create Rule to allow application whatsapp-base and whatsapp-web.

Then create second rule to block the application whatsapp-voice.

 

MP
L1 Bithead

@MP18 

Appreciate your reply, I wanted to block whatsapp-video instead. - which is part part of whatsapp media, i guess - 

Is that doable ?

Cyber Elite

 

Hi,

whatsapp voice has Subcategory:  

voip-video
 
so if you block this it will block the video also
MP
L1 Bithead

@MP18 Thank you for the reply 
Unfortunately that solution didn't resolve my question. - sorry I got late to reply - 

 

a point here your solution should work with https://web.whatsapp.com/ too , right ?

 

Thank you

Cyber Elite

@MuhammadAbdeen 

 

I tested with below rule and whats voice,video and that url does not work.

Here is screenshot of that rule.

Also the app whatsapp voice has below dependencies

rtcp, rtp-base, stun, whatsapp-base

 

So you need to block these also.

 

 

whatsapp_block.PNG

MP
Cyber Elite


@MP18 wrote:

@MuhammadAbdeen 

 

I tested with below rule and whats voice,video and that url does not work.

Here is screenshot of that rule.

Also the app whatsapp voice has below dependencies

rtcp, rtp-base, stun, whatsapp-base

 

So you need to block these also.

 

 

whatsapp_block.PNG


@MuhammadAbdeen I would be careful in blocking these other applications "rtcp, rtp-base, stun" especially RTCP and RTP-base.  These are foundational to content presentation on the web.  So be sure blocking these apps will not have any unintended consequences.  (Make sure it's tied to the correct custom URL category, and intended user groups)

Cyber Elite

@Brandon_Wertz 

 

Thanks for mentioning that applications Brandon.

I forgot to mention those and their effect.

 

Much Appreciated !

MP
Cyber Elite

@MP18 NP...Yeah I learned that lesson the hard way about 10 years ago when I first deployed Palos...Flash, RTP...all that stuff will render a page useless if you're not careful haha

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