SSL Decryption - Without URL filtering license

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SSL Decryption - Without URL filtering license

L2 Linker



I plan to put in place a SSL decryption rule to decrypt ssl traffic (SSL forward proxy). But I don't want decrypt traffic for several categories of website such as financial (bank website). I haven't the URL filtering license. I create a first rule "Do not decrypt" where I specify "Financial-services" in the URL category but when I test and reach a bank website, the certificate has been replaced by the certificate confiuged for decryption. Is-it because I haven't the URL filtering licenses ? And if I create on PA an URL category "Do-not-decrypt" with bank website used for the test and add this custom category in the rule "Do not decrypt", the website is not decrypted. 


Do you know where I can find a list of bank site to be imported in the URL category created ?





L7 Applicator

Hi @CARRIERJerome 


First, I am not a paloalto employee but this sounds like you should buy the URL filtering license ... or why don't you us the decryption opt-out response page to inform the users about the decryption and maybe also **bleep** should reach out to you when the access a banking website that is decrypted?

In general, I assume it could be difficult to find a list as keeping this list current is not that easy (which is why companys want you to pay money for this service 😛  )

... or you simply start creating your own list 😉

@CARRIERJerome ,

Agreed with @Remo, if you want to do something like this it would actually make more sense to actually purchase the URL Filtering license so you can actually get category updates. 

FYI, I actually use the URL categories and manually maintain a list of some of the smaller banks that I know my end-users utilize to ensure that we aren't decrypting banking information if we can at all help it. 

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