Check URL Categories and Reputation on MWG

Version 2

    I have often times been asked if the McAfee Web Gateway has a way to locally check URL categories in the User Interface. Of all the wonderful things MWG can do, engineering has not yet put a feature into the UI to perform this task.

     

    Currently, the answer has been to look them up online at:
      http://www.trustedsource.org/en/feedback/url?action=checksingle
    or
      http://www.mcafee.com/us/mcafee-labs/threat-intelligence.aspx

     

    That got me to thinking how I can do this on-box without having to go online for manual lookups. The answer is to create some rules and a special block page form to accept a URL, do a local and cloud lookup, try to resolve the host and perform Geolocation and return the results on the page.

     

    Download this file and read the .docx file to get detailed instructions on how to create an on-box URL checker for both Local database lookups and GTI Cloud lookups.