How to confirm which URL Filtering categories contain a website

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Article ID: 178094

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Web Gateway

Issue/Introduction

You seek to determine which URL Filtering categories a particular website is in whilst preparing for building your SWG filtering policies.

Resolution

Symantec Web Gateway (SWG) 4.5.x and 5.0 uses the Cobion URL Filtering ruleset. You can identify category membership of any given website by looking it up at the following location: http://filterdb.iss.net/urlcheck/

The site also allows for feedback if a certain URL is believed to be wrongly categorized by using the Add and Remove buttons and sending the update. The suggestion will be reviewed and eventually implemented if found correct.



Symantec Web Gateway version 5.1 and above utilize the RuleSpace team's rulesets. The category can be determined at this URL: http://rulespace.com/swg-ratertool/tool.php

The site allows you to submit a URL for review if you do not agree with the category or if it is listed as a malware domain and you have removed the malware from the site.