How to create a custom web category


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KB - How to create a custom web category

 

Netskope Cloud Version - 114

 

Objective

Create a custom web category

 

Prerequisite

Netskope SWG license is required

 

Context

Custom web categories are often essential to meet unique customer requirements. This document outlines a step-by-step process for creating and integrating a custom web category seamlessly into the Real-time policy protection system.

 

Do You Know?

  • Every URL is assigned to a predefined web category within Netskope's system. Netskope offers a comprehensive range of predefined web categories to accurately classify internet content - Link
  • We're aware that www.washingtonpost.com is a news website. Let's determine its corresponding predefined category.

Path: Netskope Tenant UI >>> Policies >>> Profiles - - - Web 

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Configuration

Customer's request to block access to www.washingtonpost.com exclusively, we'll proceed by creating a custom web category specifically for this site. Here's how to proceed:

 

Step 1 - Create a custom URL list

 Path: Netskope Tenant UI >>> Policies >>> Profiles - - - Web  

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Note - URL supported formats - https://docs.netskope.com/en/url-lists.html

 

Step 2 - Create a custom URL category

 Path: Netskope Tenant UI >>> Policies >>> Profiles - - - Web  

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Step 3 - Create a Real-time protection policy

 Path: Netskope Tenant UI >>> Policies >>> Real-time Protection >>> New Policy >>> Web Access 

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Verification

  • Perform URL lookup for www.washingtonpost.com

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  • Access www.washingtonpost.com

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  • Check policy hits

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Terms and Conditions

  • All documented information undergoes testing and verification to ensure accuracy.
  • In the future, it is possible that the application's functionality may be altered. If any such changes are brought to our attention, we will promptly update the documentation to reflect them.

 

Notes

  • This article is authored by Netskope Global Technical Success (GTS).
  • For any further inquiries related to this article, please contact Netskope GTS by submitting a support case with 'Case Type – How To Questions'.

 


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