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I'm configuring my new PA3020. It is my first experience with the device and so far things seem to be going well. Here is my setup:

PA3020 positioned between current firewall and core switch in TAP mode.

URL Filtering license installed.

My question is:

When I look at the traffic logs I see that ~90% of the entries have a URL Category of "any". Even when the application is resolved, ie. facebook-base, the URL category is "any".

Is this normal behavior?

Any assistance is greatly appreciated.



That was it!

Added a URL filter profile to the policy and now URLs are being categorized.

Thanks alot for the help!


In my case: I don't have URL filtering license, so I only have a couple of custom URL categories defined. On the rule I'm working on I don't have URL filterig security profile applied. I only have my custom URL category used in URL Category field of security rule. As far as I know in such case URL categorisation should still be applied? Yet I have 'any' as URL category in traffic logs which implies URL categorization wasn't even applied.

Any ideas why is this not working?

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