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Web Protection: Global URL Blacklist & Whitelist For All Profiles

It would be nice if we could create for the blocking a group of URLs, which may be analogous to the block "URL Filtering Categories" in the "Filter Actions". For example, the URL's to be blocked must not enter in every profile under blacklist.

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    paulgpaulg shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    JoseJose shared a merged idea: Reuse Webfiltering white/black lists  ·   · 
    6FootSly6FootSly shared a merged idea: Create Master block/allow list  ·   · 

    In UTM 9.3 we have introduced the concept of URL tags. Sites entered in the Website List can be tagged, and the tags can be used in policy to block or allow groups of web sites. Since new sites can be added to the Website List and tagged at any time, there is no longer any need to add the URLs to individual policies.

    For more information on this release, see this blog post: http://blogs.sophos.com/2014/11/10/sophos-utm-advantage-9-3-is-coming-soon-find-out-whats-new-2/

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      • jaybeejaybee commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I don't see this feature as completed. The configuration entries referenced by URL tags cannot be defined using regular expressions. They support "URLs, domains, ip addresses or CIDR ranges". So they do not fully replace blacklist/whitelist entries.

        Internally, black- and whitelists are obviously already global objects that are referenced in filter actions. And UTM requires them to have a uniqe name even across filter actions. So we just need a possibility to choose the existing ones from a left hand side list like any other global object.

      • HagiHagi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It´s a very good idea! I need this feature too. If you have some filter actions and many URL`s to block for all(!), you have to enter the list often and ANY addition! A lot of work.
        This global lists are much better. Only one for all. In the filter action you can select it. Smart and modular. And I think it is easy to install it into UTM 9. ;-)

      • Philmee95Philmee95 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I think the globals get run first, the the proxy profiles. I whitelisted a bunch of urls and the authenticated web profile (Transparent with AD auth) never prompts for these sites.

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