URL Category of Security Policy with destination "Any"

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URL Category of Security Policy with destination "Any"

L1 Bithead

Dear All,


I created a security policy as below. However, I find all traffic will go through this policy. Do you have any idea? Thanks


Source: Any

Destination: Any

Service: 443, 80 and specific port

URL Category: Custom (*.s3.amazonaws.com)




Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

Hi @PChow4 ,


Yes, with the type of policy you have written, you will see that it is showing allowed traffic logs for rest traffic also. But actually those session would only TCP and/or SSL sessions created with the destination. Once URL category is matched, the final decision will be made if traffic needs to be allow or drop. I would recommend you to verify complete traffic logs by opening it and you will see what's actually getting allowed.


Hi @SutareMayur 


Thanks for your reply. I open it and find the log type is end and allowed.

Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

Hi @PChow4 ,


You can verify the detailed log view of desired URL category matching traffic vs rest then you will get clarity. But again, answer to your question in one short line - the unwanted traffic matching your rule are for TCP/SSL session created with the destination. At the end, traffic will be allowed based on the matched URL.


Ref. article


Hope it helps!


L1 Bithead

Dear Berger69


I further checked the log there are traffic are 2 type of traffic.

-  the traffic log detail's category show "any"

-  the traffic log detail's category show match my custom category


According to this, the second one is the traffic what I want.

For the first type, may I know how PA handle it? since the traffic log mention it is allowed but it doesn't match the category. So it is dropped or pass to another rule to handle? 



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