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Barracuda CloudGen WAN

URL Filtering

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Barracuda provides a large database, organized in categories, for URL filtering. You can either use the provided categories to create rules, or you can specify the domains yourself. Malicious URLs are blocked in the default configuration.

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You can create either a URL filter rule or a URL explicit rule. A filter rule blocks/allows a domain or category from any source, whereas an explicit rule blocks or allows URLs from specified sources. 

Create a New URL Filter Rule
  1. Open https://cloudgenwan.barracudanetworks.com/ and log in with your existing Barracuda Cloud Control account.
  2. Go to SECURITY > URL FILTERING.
  3. In the right section, click Settings.
  4. To create a new rule, click ADD RULE
  5. The Add New Rule window opens. Specify values for the following:
    • Name - Enter a name. 
    • Description - Enter a description.
    • Action - Select either Allow or Block.
    • Type -  Select either Category or Domain.
      If you have selected Category, click on the categories you want to allow/block. If you have selected Domain, enter one or more domains and click +.
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  6. Scroll down and click SAVE.
Create a New URL Filter Explicit Rule
  1. Open https://cloudgenwan.barracudanetworks.com/  and log in with your existing Barracuda Cloud Control account.
  2. Go to SECURITY > URL FILTERING.
  3. In the right section, click Explicit.
  4. To create a new explicit rule, click ADD.
  5. The Add New Explicit window opens. Specify values for the following:
    • Name - Enter a name.
    • Description - Enter a description.
    • Action - Select either Allow or Block.
    • Type -  Select either Category or Domain.
      If you have selected Category, select the categories from the drop-down menu to specify the categories you want to allow/block. If you have selected domain, enter one or more Destination Hostnames and click +.
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  6. Click SAVE.
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