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URL Filtering - Gambling site being marked as 'google-analytics'

L2 Linker

Any ideas why if a user browses to www.pokerstars.com or www.playboy.com, they get this;

google-analytics.png

So they are being categorized as ‘google analytics’ and allowed? Yes, these 2 URL’s are classified as Gambling and Porn on Brightcloud respectively.

Any ideas?

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L6 Presenter

Hi...The requested URL domain is 'www.google-analytics.com' and this puts the domain in the ' computer-and-internet-info' category.  If you do a pcap of the request to www.pokerstars.com, the response is a script that is redirecting to www.google-analytics.com.

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L6 Presenter

Hi...The requested URL domain is 'www.google-analytics.com' and this puts the domain in the ' computer-and-internet-info' category.  If you do a pcap of the request to www.pokerstars.com, the response is a script that is redirecting to www.google-analytics.com.

Also verify if you have enabled (or disabled) to log container page only:

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The URL Filtering feature can potentially generate a large amount of log entries. In order to reduce the log volume, you can configure a URL Filtering profile to only log container pages. This will only create a log entry for those URIs where the requested page file name matches certain mime-types. The default set includes the following mime-types:

* application/pdf

* application/soap+xml

* application/xhtml+xml

* text/html

* text/plain

* text/xml

You can add additional container page mime-types under Device -> Setup -> Content-ID -> Content-ID features -> Container Pages.

Note that when container page logging is enabled, there may not always be a correlated URL log entry for threats detected by Antivirus or Vulnerability Protection.

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Hi rmonvon, thanks for your reply. I was going to do a pcap this morning to test. If this is the case, how are other people getting round this? I surely can't be the first person to try and block playboy and pokerstars (and it being allowed as its being re-categorised).

Thanks

You should check your policy & URL filtering profile to ensure the web requests are hitting the correct rule.  If your policy is set to block online-gambling and adult-and-pornography then those 2 sites should be blocked.  If you still need help, please open a case with Support.  Thanks.

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