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Two types of filters can be configured using the Cloud Services Portal. You can configure category filters and application filters. Category filters are content categorization rules that BloxOne Threat Defense Cloud uses to detect and filter specific internet content. Based on your configuration, specific actions such as Allow or Block will be taken on the detected content. BloxOne Threat Defense Cloud provides the following content categories from which you can build your category filters. Application filters are content application rules that BloxOne Threat Defense Cloud uses to detect and filter specific Internet content.

Category filters are a set of content categorization rules that BloxOne Threat Defense Cloud uses to detect and filter specific internet content. Based on your configuration, specific actions such as Allow or Block will be taken on the detected content. BloxOne Threat Defense Cloud provides the following content categories from which you can build your category filters.

Application filters are a set of rules that BloxOne Threat Defense Cloud uses to detect and filter specific Internet content. The Application Classification Service (ACS) provides accessibility to applications based on their category or subcategory. Using application filters, you can set security policies based on whether you want to allow an app to access the Internet at all times, or if you want the app to use local resolution when used with BloxOne DDI appliances. 

For information on using application filters with local on-prem resolution, see local on-prem resolution.   

On the Filters page (Policies -> Security Policies, you can view the following details for the category and application filters listed on the page:

  • NAME: The name of the category or application filter.
  • DESCRIPTION: The description of the category or application filter.
  • CATEGORIES/APPLICATIONS: The number of category items possessed by the category or application filter. 
  • POLICIES: The security policies that apply to the category filter or application filter.
  • TYPE: The type of filter. Filters are of two types: Category filters and Application filters. A type of filter is selected when the filter is configured.  

You can also perform the following in this tab:

  • Click to select the columns you want to display or use the arrow keys to reorder the columns.

  • Click  -> Edit to modify category or application filter information. You can also select the respective category or application filter and click the Edit button to perform edits on an already existing filter.

  • Click  -> Remove to delete a category or application filter. You can also select the respective category or application filter and click the Remove button to remove the respective filter..

  • Select a category or application filter to view additional details in the right panel. You can collapse the right panel by clicking. 

  • Enter the value that you want to search in the Search text box. The Cloud Services Portal displays the list of records that match the keyword in the text box.


For information on configuring category filters and application filters, see the following:




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