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Palo Alto Networks Advanced URL Filtering

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What is Palo Alto Networks Advanced URL Filtering?

The majority of attacks and exposure to malicious content occurs during the normal course of web browsing activities, which requires the ability to allow safe, secure web access for all users. URL Filtering…

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What is Palo Alto Networks Advanced URL Filtering?

The majority of attacks and exposure to malicious content occurs during the normal course of web browsing activities, which requires the ability to allow safe, secure web access for all users. URL Filtering with PAN-DB automatically prevents attacks that…

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What is Palo Alto Networks Advanced URL Filtering?

The majority of attacks and exposure to malicious content occurs during the normal course of web browsing activities, which requires the ability to allow safe, secure web access for all users. URL Filtering with PAN-DB automatically prevents attacks that leverage the web as an attack vector, including phishing links in emails, phishing sites, HTTP-based command and control, malicious sites and pages that carry exploit kits.

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Users have relied on Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering as their primary web filtering solution for managing internet access and safeguarding against malicious sites, VPNs, and various other categories. The product offers a comprehensive range of filtering categories that successfully cater to the diverse needs of users. With regular updates and exceptional reporting capabilities, Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering ensures that customers stay ahead of emerging threats and maintain a robust security posture.

Customers have seamlessly integrated Palo Alto Networks Advanced URL Filtering into their security protocols, effectively screening inbound and outbound traffic to thwart web-based threats and unauthorized activities. The product's out-of-the-box prevention policies and preconfigured patterns empower customers to proactively prevent unauthorized traffic and malware. By utilizing Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering, users can effectively filter out malicious threats, block access to harmful websites, and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.

Configuring and managing access permissions for users and user groups in Active Directory has been made effortless by Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering. This eliminates the need for frequent firewall change requests while providing granular control over website access. The straightforward and user-friendly nature of the filtering capabilities ensures that users can easily navigate through the configuration process. With its robust protection against malicious attacks and seamless enforcement of internet usage policies, Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering proves to be a valuable asset in safeguarding internet traffic and networks.

Custom Categories: Users have found the custom categories feature to be particularly helpful, allowing them to create specific categories for their filtering needs. This has been praised by multiple reviewers for giving them more control over the content that is accessed.

URL Specific Filtering on YouTube: Reviewers appreciate the ability to apply filtering rules specifically to YouTube URLs. This feature ensures that inappropriate content is blocked on this platform, according to some users.

Granular Filtering: The granular filtering feature has been highlighted by users as beneficial. It allows them to apply filtering rules at a detailed level, providing more precise control over the content that is accessed.

Confusing User Interface: Several users have found the user interface of the software to be confusing, particularly in terms of navigation and knowing where to go to perform certain tasks. This has led to a steep learning curve for new users.

Inclusion of Panorama adds to confusion: The inclusion of Panorama, the centralized management tool, has added to the confusion as some tasks need to be done in Panorama while others can only be performed on the active node. This dual-platform approach makes it difficult for users to keep track of where they need to go for different functionalities.

Steep learning curve and filtering knowledge required: Some reviewers have mentioned that understanding the structure of the software requires a certain level of filtering knowledge. As a result, new users may face difficulties in grasping its complexities and require additional time and effort in training and familiarization.

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Jerry Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Custom categories.
  • URL Specific filtering on YouTube.
  • Easy overrides for SSL inspection.
  • The UI is a bit confusing as to where you need to go to do things. It's made more so by the inclusion of Panorama, the centralized management tool, as some things have to be done in Panorama and others on the active node.
January 16, 2023

URL Filtering Made Easy

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Stops zero-day malware
  • stops unknown and evasive threats in real time
  • Steep learning curve
  • The top-down URL filtering match can sometimes be tricky and requires some expertise in setting up the desired policy
Rekha Yadav | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Threat Detection and Prevention (Malwares, Un-Authorized Access)
  • Out of the box patterns for threat detection
  • Built in and Updated identification patterns
  • Unified Dashboard/Alerting on anomaly
  • Integration with common known software's such as Service Now, Network Monitoring Solution
  • API Operations
  • Documentation and Customer Enablement Sessions
Kaitlyn Wright | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Granular filtering with specific categories
  • Constantly updated
  • Alerts you when new categories are added
  • Does require some filtering knowledge to understand the structure
  • Have to use PUTTY to check the category a website is
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Integrates with active directory groups.
  • Provides granular control of URL's and specific application levels.
  • Allowed quick monitoring by categories.
  • The top down URL filtering match can sometimes be tricky as the user may match something higher in the list and not receive all the permissions you intended.
  • The reporting feature for specific URL's could be more easily configured.
  • There is an additional cost for the URL filtering license.
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