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Add a category

  1. Go to Web > Categories and click Add.
  2. Enter a name.
  3. Select a classification.
  4. Select a traffic shaping policy.
  5. Select a configuration type.

    Setting Description
    Local Domains and keywords that are specific to your organization. Acceptable formats are .tar, .gz, .bz, .bz2, .csv and .txt. (Archive files must contain text files.)
    External URL database Domains and keywords that are created by third-parties, for example, country-specific block lists.

    Observe the following requirements:

    • For text files, only one entry per line.
    • Entries can be domains, site paths, or query strings, for example,,,
    • Entries do not specify a protocol.


Invalid URLs and keywords are discarded. Empty lines in a file are considered invalid.

  1. Specify domains and keywords.

    • For local configurations, click Choose file and select a file. Optionally, you can type a domain or keyword in the Search/Add text box and click Add Add button..
    • For external URL databases, type a URL in the Search/Add text box and click Add Add button..


    The firewall matches domains before it matches keywords in custom web categories.

  2. Specify the advanced settings:

    Setting Description
    Override default notification page Display the message specified to the user when a website is blocked as a result of the category instead of the default message.
  3. Click Save.