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Netskope Controlled Domains for URL Category Testing


Hello NS community!


Currently Netskope URL categorization product has 126 categories. Some categories are normal and legitimate such as Financial News, Business, Educations, and some categories are security risk related such as, Security Risk - Botnets, Security Risk - Phishing/Fraud. There are also categories that may not be allowed for work environment such as Gambling, Tobacco or Adult contents.

Each customer can create their own policies to allow or block each URL category. In order to test these policies, customer needs to know the URL samples in each category and then performs the test.



Below you can see an example of these "hardcoded" categorizations for the security category and a document with the complete list of URLs is attached. (body is limited to 20k characters)


category_id category_name domain
521 Security Risk
583 Security Risk - Ad Fraud
588 Security Risk - Attack
578 Security Risk - Botnets
579 Security Risk - Command and Control server
580 Security Risk - Compromised/malicious sites
589 Security Risk - Cryptocurrency Mining
584 Security Risk - Hacking
585 Security Risk - Malware Call-Home
586 Security Risk - Malware Distribution Point
581 Security Risk - Phishing/Fraud
582 Security Risk - Spam sites
587 Security Risk - Spyware & Questionable Software
594 Security Risk - DGA
595 Security Risk - Miscellaneous


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Contributor II

Are there similar policy test/validation URLs for the "normal and legitimate" categories?

(ah.. last line.    "Document with list is attached."     Having it directly available in the post or as a KB article on the support site would be fantastic.   The document served as a test of our block of filesharing sites.)



Yes! they're attached. i couldn't put in the body due to a limitation in the number of characters. 


To make usage of the list as quick and effortless as a possible, the bookmarks.html file in the attached ZIP contains the Netskope Controlled Domains list, which can be imported into a web browser (instructions: Firefox / Chrome).

The URLs, once imported, will be located in a Netskope Controlled Domains (Category Testing) bookmarks folder.

Edit - attached bookmarks.html as a text file, too, as there are challenges downloading the ZIP (rename extension from .txt to .html once downloaded)

I'll re-raise, can a KB article for this be drafted up and that bookmark zip maintained as new categories are introduced?  (ie, the upcoming AI category)

New Contributor III

Anyone else having issues trying to download the bookmark zip?

I can reproduce the issue, too. I've edited my initial reply and attached the bookmarks.html file with the extension renamed, which seems to download successfully!

Contributor II

Do all the categories have "hardcoded" test domains using their category_id?   Or is this limited to the "Security Risk" categories?   
Sorry if it's included in the attachment, but the backing file-store is restricted through my tenant.


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