Basic URL Blocking

I searched but am unable to find a tutorial on basic URL/site category blocking. Please share if you know of a good resource.

I cannot figure out how to block

Per and

it is categorized as at least one of the following:

Personal Pages
Internet Services

I don't believe blocking these categories is practical.

I added the following entry to 'Block These Websites' section of my Default Content Filter Action:

but the site still loads.

Any help is appreciated.

  • Hello busthead!

    Thank you for contacting the Sophos Community1

    I would recommend you to do the following:

    Go to Web Protection >> Filtering Options >> Websites >> New Site and follow the screenshot (basically change the Category to something you would usually block like Anonymizers and change the reputation to Malicious, actually you could do either or only one, and c reate a Tag called Blocked. 

    Then go to the Filter Action that you want to block this 

    This should block it, to test via Policy Helpdesk, go to Web Protection >> Policy Helpdesk >> and enter the URL and an IP of one of the computer that uses that profile

    Also what dirk is mentioning should work!


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  • This worked perfectly; thank you.

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