I am using a Palo Alto 500 to filter url content on a school network. I have blocked streaming media but some sites like college humor still go through. How can I block all streaming video, also I would love to able to block flash games. I am new at using the Palo Alto so if you have any suggestions on other application to block that would be of great help too.
Using URL filtering is a start however this will only block sites that are identified as sources for this type traffic (netflix, youtube, hulu, etc.) You will also want to precede your URL filtering rule with a rule that blocks the streaming media application.
We've decided to try web content filtering solutions for our gymnasium network. I strated with 3. Uses of Next-Generation Firewalls in K-12 Schools >> Using Content ID to Provide URL Filtering (screenshots are in the pdf).
Securing a K-12 School Network with a Palo Alto Firewall by Greg Bolek >> cs.lewisu.edu/mathcs/msisprojects/papers/PaloAltoFirewall_GregBolek.pdf
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