2021 Intelligence Services and WebFilter Category Test Database

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Article ID: 221416

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Issue/Introduction

Test Database Update 2021

On August 31, 2021, a test database was made available for Intelligence Services and WebFilter (formerly Blue Coat Intelligence Services and Blue Coat WebFilter) for customers to test policies against the new and renamed categories that are part of the WebFilter URL category update that is scheduled to become effective on October 12, 2021. The database will contain the categories as they will appear when the update is fully released on October 12th along with a single test URL for each category. The URLs categorized in the database are live and serve content that is clearly identifiable for each category.

Important note

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.

Resolution

To configure your ProxySG to use this WebFilter test database do the following:

  1. Enter the ProxySG management console
  2. Under Content Filtering, Blue Coat WebFilter configure the SG to retrieve content filtering updates from this URL: 
    https://list.bluecoat.com/categorization-test/2021.bin
  3. After applying the URL, go to the ProxySG's configuration page and initiate a manual download by clicking the “Download now” button.
  4. Verify that the download of the BUFF file from the new URL is successful using “View Download Status”.
  5. Reboot the ProxySG.

To configure your ProxySG (6.x) to use the Intelligence Services test database do the following in a test environment:

The configuration for Blue Coat Intelligence Services can only be done from the command line interface

  1. Change the download URL for categorization
    #(config)content-filter

    #(config content-filter)bluecoat

    #(config bluecoat) download url
    https://subscription.es.bluecoat.com/categorization-test/database
  2. Clear the existing database and request the test one.

    #(config bluecoat)download get-now force
  3. Verify that the download was successful

    #(config bluecoat) view
  4. In the log messages, a line similar to the following should be displayed.

    Last successful download:

    Downloaded from:

    https://subscription.es.bluecoat.com/categorization-test/database

To configure your ProxySG (7.x) to use the Intelligence Services test database do the following in a test environment:

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