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Request DNS filtering by category
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What is DNS Filtering by Category (Beta)?
DNS Filtering by Category (Beta) is a security feature that allows Organization Admins to block websites and hostnames belonging to a specific content category.
For example, you can choose phishing as the category to block. If your employee accidentally clicks on a phishing link, the DNS Filtering by Category (Beta) feature will block it if the website is on the DNS blocklist. If you choose the gaming category, your employee will be barred from accessing popular gaming websites.
How to enable DNS Filtering by Category (Beta)?
- Go to Control Panel → Network → Servers or Gateways. Choose the dedicated server, click Configure next to it, and select DNS Filtering by Category (Beta) from the dropdown menu.
In the request form, select which categories you want to filter. With NordLayer, you can currently choose from 53 DNS categories to block (find the list below).
Once you’re done, click on Request DNS Filtering by Category. Please allow up to 24 hours for the feature to be enabled. You will get an email with the confirmation once it’s ready.
Note: Once DNS filtering by Category (Beta) is set up, it will only work if ThreatBlock is enabled in the NordLayer application settings. Having said that, if you were to centrally implement ThreatBlock via the Control Panel for all members of your organization, no further steps will be needed from members in order to start using DNS filtering by Category (Beta).
DNS Filtering by Category (Beta) categories
NordLayer allows you to choose from 53 DNS categories to block. The maximum number of categories you can select is 30.
|Streaming video and audio|
|Websites for children|
|Cleaning goods and services|
|Cooking and food|
|Illegal or unethical|
|DDoS as a service|
|Freeware and software downloads|
|Swimsuits and underwear|
|News and media|
|Repeatedly infected websites|
|Remote control software|
|Sex education and sexuality|
Note: In case you have any questions or are experiencing any issues, please feel free to contact our 24/7 customer support team.