We implemented PAN few months ago in our network. We implanted some URL category policy; blocking A&P, online games, gambling and few other URL categories.
We are thinking of blocking URL category and Application Category for Streaming media. We use You-tube in our organization for training purpose and we would like to keep some audio/video streaming open from News Agency.
My question is what is the best practice for streaming media?
Should we block URL Category ; Streaming Media and allow certain website ?
Should we block Application Category; Media and allow certain applications such as You-Tube?
I would like to get your input and see what some of you have done with Streaming Media.
you can create a rule that allows all the allowed applications like youtube, a rule that blocks all streaming media through an application filter and a rule that allows web categories streaming media, this will allow users on the websites but should block the actual streaming applications
you can also set up a url filter that blocks everything related to streaming media but contains either a custom category or a whitelist of allowed urls, this will also block users from accessing the website
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