URL filtering categories

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URL filtering categories

Table: URL filtering category: Criminal Activities describes the URL filtering categories available in Symantec Web Gateway. Use these categories when you create URL filtering policies.

Table: URL filtering category: Criminal Activities

Category

Description

Computer Crime (plus Hacking)

Includes manuals for malware programming, credit card misuse and the illegal manipulation of electronic devices, data networks, and software.

Illegal Activities

This category includes activities, such as manuals for bomb building or murder, instructions for illegal activities, child pornography, and so on.

Political Extreme (plus Hate and Discrimination)

Contains Web sites of politically extreme groups racism, sexism, suppression of minorities and extremists.

Warez (plus Software Piracy)

This category contains Web sites that enable the unauthorized use of copyright protected material such as software, movies, music, and so on.

Table: URL filtering category: Drugs

Category

Description

Alcohol

Includes Web sites that deal with alcohol as a pleasurable activity (for example wine, beer, liquor, breweries) and the producers of alcoholic beverages.

Illegal Drugs

Web sites that glorify the use of drugs and Web sites about utilities for drug use.

Self-Help (plus Addiction)

Web sites from self-help groups, marriage counseling and help for addiction problems.

Tobacco

Web sites that deal with tobacco as a pleasurable activity (for example cigarettes, cigars, pipes) and the producers of tobacco.

Table: URL filtering category: Entertainment

Category

Description

Art (plus Museums and Theaters)

Includes Web sites from the area of arts, Theaters, museums, monuments and exhibitions.

Cinema (plus Television)

Includes Web sites in the area of cinema, television, program information, video on demand, movie rental services and Web sites that inform about actors. Social Media sites are not listed here but in their own category.

Humor (plus Cartoons)

This category contains sites with humorous content such as comedians, jokes, comics, cartoons, and so on.

Literature (plus Books)

This category contains literature such as novels, poems, cooking books and recipes, advisories, and so on.

Music (plus Radio Broadcast)

Includes Web sites from radio stations, online radio, news and talk radio, radio hosts, audio downloads, audio streams, homepages of bands, record labels and music publishers. Social Media sites are not listed here but in their own category.

Recreational Facilities (plus Theme Parks)

This category contains Web sites about organizations for recreational activities, for example public swimming pools, zoos, fairs and amusement parks.

Social Media

Includes Web sites that enable users to view, search for, rate and publish media files and streams.

Table: URL filtering category: Extreme

Category

Description

Extreme (plus Violence)

Includes Web sites that are normally assigned to other categories, but are particularly extreme in their content (for example, violence).

Table: URL filtering category: Finance

Category

Description

Banking

This category contains Web sites such as bank offices, credit unions, online banking.

Brokers (plus Stock Exchange)

Includes Web sites about stock, options and futures brokerage/trading and exchange rates.

Financial Services (plus Insurance and Real Estate)

This category contains Web sites about real estate, insurance and financial services such as construction financing, loans, credit cards, and so on.

Table: URL filtering category: Games

Category

Description

Computer Games

Web sites of the computer and video game industry, online gaming zones or Web sites dealing with these topics.

Gambling (plus Lottery)

Includes lottery organizations, casinos and betting agencies.

Toys

Web sites that inform about scale models, board games, dolls, and so on, and Web sites of the toy industry.

Table: URL filtering category: General Business

Category

Description

General Business

This category includes Web sites of industry, business, economy and supply of services.

Table: URL filtering category: Information

Category

Description

Blogs (plus Bulletin Boards)

This category contains newsgroups, bulletin boards, blogs and comments. Dating sites, Social Networking sites and Business Networking sites are not listed here but in their own categories.

Chat

This category contains Web sites with chat rooms and online messengers. Instant Messaging sites are no listed here but in their own category.

Digital Postcards

Includes Web sites that allow people to send digital postcards.

Instant Messaging

This category contains Web sites that enable users to communicate through Instant Messaging such as ICQ, MSN, AIM, Skype, GTalk, Jabber, Y!M, myspaceim, and so on.

Mobile Telephony

Includes Web sites of mobile phone operators and manufacturers, mobile phone accessories and Web sites that enable users to send text messages (SMS).

News (plus Magazines)

This category contains Web sites with news, headlines and magazines.

Search Engines (plus Web Catalogs and Portals)

This category contains search engines, Web catalogs and Web portals. Dating sites, Social Networking sites, and Business Networking sites are not listed here but in their own categories.

Webmail (plus Unified Messaging)

This category contains Web sites from the area of Web-Personal Information Management (Web-PIM) such as email, calendar, tasks, fax, voicemail, and so on.

Table: URL filtering category: IT

Category

Description

Anonymous Proxies

Includes Web sites that allow the user to surf anonymously.

Communication Services

Includes Web sites such as Web hosting and Internet Service Providers.

IT Security (plus IT Information)

This category contains Web sites that inform people about security, privacy and data protection.

Software-Hardware

This category includes Web sites from the area of software, computer hardware and other electronic components.

Web Site Translation

This category contains Web sites that enable the translation of parts or the entire content of a Web site into another language.

Web Storage

This category includes Web sites that offer file system-like services to share or backup files, often combined with user definable access rights.

Table: URL filtering category: Job Search

Category

Description

Job Search

Includes Web sites within the area of job offerings, job searches, job agencies, labor exchanges, temporary work, and so on.

Table: URL filtering category: Lifestyle

Category

Description

Architecture (plus Construction and Furniture)

This category contains Web sites such as architects/architecture, contractors/construction, furniture, interior design, home improvement, and so on.

Dating

This category contains Web sites that allow users to meet online and possibly develop a romantic or sexual relationship and escort services. Social Networking sites or Business Networking sites are not listed here but in their own categories.

Environment (plus Climate and Pets)

This category contains Web sites about weather, climate, pets, national parks, gardening, environment protection, and so on.

Fashion (plus Cosmetics and Jewelry)

This category contains Web sites in the area of fashion, cosmetics, jewelry, perfume, fashion models and model agencies.

Restaurants (plus Entertainment Venues)

This category contains Web sites about bars, discos, music festivals, restaurants and fast food restaurants.

Sports

This category contains Web sites about sports such as scores, results, clubs, teams, events, organizations, and so on.

Travel

Includes Web sites about sights, travel agencies, hotels, resorts, motels, airlines, airports, railways, car rental agencies and tourist information.

Table: URL filtering category: Malware

Category

Description

Malware

This category contains Web sites that install data transmitting programs without the user's knowledge.

Table: URL filtering category: Medicine

Category

Description

Abortion

This category contains Web sites that deal with abortion.

Health

This category contains Web sites about physical and mental health, diseases, pharmaceuticals, hospitals, doctors, drugstores, nursing and elder care.

Table: URL filtering category: Ordering

Category

Description

Auctions (plus Classified Ads)

Includes auction sites, auction houses, marketplaces and classified ads.

Banner Advertisements

Includes Web sites for ad-serving services, ad servers and pay-to-surf services.

Shopping

Includes Web sites of retailers and wholesalers, sites offering price comparisons and online shops.

Table: URL filtering category: Personal Web Sites

Category

Description

Personal Web Sites

This category contains Web sites with personal content. Dating sites, Social Networking sites and Business Networking sites are not listed here but in their own categories.

Table: URL filtering category: Pornography

Category

Description

Erotic (plus Sex)

Includes Web sites containing erotic photography and erotic material, as can be found on television or obtained free of charge from magazines. Sex toys are also in this category. Sexually explicit activities are not listed here.

Pornography

Includes Web sites containing the depiction of sexually explicit activities and erotic content unsuitable to persons under the age of 18.

Swimwear (plus Lingerie)

Includes Web sites containing nudity, but with no sexual references. Includes bikini, lingerie and nudity.

Table: URL filtering category: Social Networking

Category

Description

Business Networking

This category contains web portals that provide a virtual community to cultivate business contacts.

Social Networking

This category contains Web portals that provide a virtual community to find and connect to people interested in a particular shared subject. The sites enable their members to publish profiles including personal data/media and provide interpersonal communication channels. Business Networking sites are not listed here but in their own category.

Table: URL filtering category: Society

Category

Description

Cities (plus regions and countries)

Includes Web sites of municipalities, countries and online mapping services.

Education

Includes e-learning Web sites, dictionaries, encyclopedias, scientific literature and educational institutions such as universities, colleges, schools, kindergartens, and so on.

Governmental Organizations

Includes Web sites with content for which governmental organizations are responsible (e.g. Government branches or agencies, Police Departments, Fire Departments) and international governmental organizations such as the United Nations or the European Union.

Non-Governmental Organizations

Includes the Web sites of non-governmental organizations such as clubs, communities, non-profit organizations and labor unions.

Political Parties

This category contains Web sites of political parties and politicians.

Religion

Includes Web sites with religious content, information about the five main religions, and religious communities that have emerged out of these religions.

Sects

This category contains sites about sects, cults, occultism, Satanism, and so on.

Table: URL filtering category: Spam

Category

Description

Phishing URLs

This category includes Web sites that are contained in phishing emails.

Spam URLs

This category contains Web sites that are solicited in spam emails.

Table: URL filtering category: Vehicles

Category

Description

Vehicles

This category contains Web sites about automobiles, car tuning, car-exhibitions, motorbikes, airplanes, ships, bikes, railways, and so on.

Table: URL filtering category: Weapons

Category

Description

Weapons (plus Military)

This category contains Web sites from military organizations/companies and sites about weapons of any type.

Table: URL filtering category: Unclassified

Category

Description

Unclassified

URLs that have not been classified into any of the other categories.

See About policies.

See Configuring URL filtering policies for Web sites.


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