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Symantec Web Gateway blocking Youtube video

Created: 28 Jan 2013 | 3 comments
Atif's picture

Hi Guys,

I need to know if there is a possibility of blocking a single Video or Facebook application without blocking whole website through SWG?

Regards,

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.Brian's picture

You can if you know the app url:

This KB article will give you an example of how to do so, althought this particular one applies to gmail chat but you can use it as a template

https://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?pa...

Please click the "Mark as solution" link at bottom left on the post that best answers your question. This will benefit admins looking for a solution to the same problem.

BenDC's picture

You may have some luck using the "keyword" field in the blacklist as that is to be used to block portions of a site occuring after the domain name.

From the SWG help on the blacklist entry:

Use the Keyword field if you only wish to block some pages or just one page in the domain. Type a partial URL in the Keyword box if you only want to block a specific URL from the domain/IP. The Web Gateway will then only block pages in that domain if the address includes the partial URL. The site will be blocked only if the keyword is present in the URL. Multiple keywords are not supported when blocking by URL.

For example, if the Domain field contains "*.example.com" and the Keyword field contains "bad" then the Web Gateway will block www.example.com/badfile.html and www.example.com/badfolder/index.html, but not www.example.com/index.html.
 

Atif's picture

Thanks Ben.. This is what I was looking for. I will try it and will update you guys with result.