Symantec Protection Engine includes predefined URL categories. URL categories consist of URLs that contain related subject matter. You can deny access to URLs when you add the category to the Deny Access list. When you deny access to a URL category, access to the URLs that are contained in that category is denied. However, you can override the categorization of a URL.
Symantec Protection Engine automatically encodes and saves the text strings in Unicode/UTF-8 when you apply your changes in the console.
None of the URL categories are in the Deny Access list and access to the URLs in every category is permitted by default. You must select the URL categories that you want to add to the Deny Access list.
To deny access to URL categories
In the console on the primary navigation bar, click Policies.
In the sidebar under Views, click Filtering.
On the URL tab, under URL Filtering, select Enable URL filtering and download URL definitions.
Under Configure Categories, select Deny Access for each URL category for which you want to deny access.
On the toolbar, select one of the following options:
Saves your changes.
Use this option to continue making changes in the console until you are ready to apply them.
Applies your changes.
Your changes are not implemented until you apply them.
Imported Document ID: HOWTO79675
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