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L0 Member

creating security policy to allow specif users to use applications web-browsing and SSL with destination any with using SSL decryption policy which decrypt all.

after this policy there is implicit deny .

the issue that palo alto cant` detect youtube application , monitoring shows that is web-browsing  is permitted and falsh is denied !!!!

how i can block youtube appliaction ?


L7 Applicator

Hello Sir,

Could you please provide below mentioned information:

PA Platform-


Apps & Threat version-

I will verify the same and let you know the result.


L4 Transporter

Hi Ahmed,

before the web-browsing rule i would insert this rule.


PA detects youtube-base etc. Is this what works for you?

Cheers Klaus

L7 Applicator

Hello Klaus,

You are absolutely correct. Without having SSL decryption, we can simply add the YouTube application in a security policy and it will successfully block YouTube video. ( Users will be able to open, but they will not be able to run any video).

To Ahmed,

If you want to block all types of activity through i.e. YouTube-posting, safe-mode, uploading, then you can use application= YouTube ( patent application) as mentioned below:

Reference doc: YouTube Video Control

How to Allow a Single YouTube Video and Block All Other Videos

Create a Custom Application for a YouTube Channel




Hope this helps.


version 5.0.11

PA 3050

Threats 420-2111

apps 1217-1682

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