This use case shows the steps you need to take to complete a rule for URL filtering on a SD-WAN branch template.
Note: Subscription to the CenturyLink® SD-WAN Advanced Security package is required to access the firewall features.
Configuring your firewall with the URL filtering feature lets you manage your users’ internet access. URL filtering prevents users from accessing sites your organization deems unproductive; enables secure web access; and protects from sophisticated threats, including malware and phishing sites. URL filtering uses local databases to associate the URL with the category and reputation for a comprehensive screening process.
What you need to know about URL filtering
Pre-defined URL reputations
SD-WAN supports the following types of pre-defined URL reputations. You can also create your own user defined reputations. Values are assigned to each URL, the lower the value, the higher the reputation.
URL filtering actions
In the example use case below, we will:
Note: CenturyLink may have already defined some standard security settings as originally requested in the initial deployment. Before making additional changes, be sure to review your existing settings.
Task 1—configuring a URL filtering profile
Note: CenturyLink created a default policy for you during the initial setup.
In this use case, we describe how to fill out the fields and show options for completing the profile.