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How to Create an URL Filter Policy Object

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An URL Filter Policy object acts as a block or allow list in application rules. It dynamically blocks or allows websites based on Barracuda's online URL categorization database (CFDEF). To override Barracuda's URL database, this object type also includes custom URL block and allow lists.

Before You Begin

Before you create URL Filter Policy objects verify that you have enabled the URL Filter. For instructions on how to activate the URL Filter, see How to Enable Application Control 2.0, SSL Interception, URL Filtering, Virus Scanning and ATP. Otherwise, the URL Filter Objects page is grayed out and you will not be able to create URL Filter Policy objects.

Create an URL Filter Policy object

  1. Open the Forwarding Rules page (Config > Full Config > Virtual Servers > your virtual server > Assigned Services > Firewall).
  2. Click Lock.
  3. In the left menu, expand Firewall Objects and click URL Filter.
  4. Create the URL Filter Policy object by either right clicking the table and selecting New > URL Filter Policy object or using the icons in the top-right area of the rule set.
  5. Either search or filter for the URL categories.
  6. Block or allow URL categories by selecting an action for any of the available categories.
  7. If you want to exclude and include specific domains to extend or override the online Barracuda URL database, select Custom URLs.
  8. Click Save. 
  9. Click Send Changes and Activate.

The following figure displays the process for creating an URL Filter Policy object.

URL Filter Policy Object.png

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