On August 31, 2021, a test database was made available for Intelligence Services and WebFilter (formerly Blue Coat Intelligence Services and Blue Coat WebFilter) customers to test policies against the new and renamed categories. The categories are part of the WebFilter URL category update scheduled to go live on October 12, 2021. The test database will contain the categories, as they will appear when the update goes into effect on October 12th, along with a single test URL for each category. The single test URL is located in the address bar of the test page and should not be confused with the category examples provided further down the page. Here is an example of what a test URL looks like: http://testrating.webfilter.bluecoat.com/Cryptocurrency. Do NOT attempt to test using any of the multiple example sites provided for each category.
This database contains only test ratings and should only be deployed in a test lab environment for the purposes of developing and testing policy. It is not appropriate for use in production environments.
A complete listing of test ratings for all BCWF categories in the database can be found here. This listing was also updated previously to include new and renamed categories.
The configuration for Blue Coat Intelligence Services can only be done from the command line interface
#(config bluecoat) download url
Clear the existing database and request the test one.
#(config bluecoat)download get-now force
Verify that the download was successful
#(config bluecoat) view
In the log messages, a line similar to the following should be displayed.
Last successful download: