Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Category Policies in MWG 7


I've tried to set up a url-filter rule set for different category actions. In MWG 6 we have multiple "profiles" and allow or block categories in each profile.

In MWG 7 it is different to set up.

I've set up some rules. First rule allows a user-group to access sites in the category mobile phones. The second rule allows a user-group to access the category webmail.

Then there is the global rule, where all the allowed categories are defined. (Allow URLs in Allowed Categories)

The rules mobile phones and webmail looks like this:

Rule Criteria: Authentication.Attributes contains Motor AND URL.Categories contains Motor Vehicles

Action: Stop Rule Set

But there is the problem. What if the website is for example in category Motor Vehicles and in Category Webmail.

Then the access for all users in Motor Vehicles have access to a website which includes webmail-services. How can I prevent this? Must there be a block category list for each special rule?



1 Reply
McAfee Retired
McAfee Retired
Report Inappropriate Content
Message 2 of 2

Re: Category Policies in MWG 7

Using your logic, you could block the web mail if they are not in the webmail group before you allow motor vehicles:

Allow WebMail
1: Authentication.Attributes does not contain "Webmail"
2: AND URL.Categories<Default> contains Web Mail
Block<URL Blocked>
Allow Motor Vehicles
1: Authentication.Attributes contains "Motor"
2: AND URL.Categories<Default> contains Motor Vehicles
Stop Rule Set

You Deserve an Award
Don't forget, when your helpful posts earn a kudos or get accepted as a solution you can unlock perks and badges. Those aren't the only badges, either. How many can you collect? Click here to learn more.

Community Help Hub

    New to the forums or need help finding your way around the forums? There's a whole hub of community resources to help you.

  • Find Forum FAQs
  • Learn How to Earn Badges
  • Ask for Help
Go to Community Help

Join the Community

    Thousands of customers use the McAfee Community for peer-to-peer and expert product support. Enjoy these benefits with a free membership:

  • Get helpful solutions from McAfee experts.
  • Stay connected to product conversations that matter to you.
  • Participate in product groups led by McAfee employees.
Join the Community
Join the Community