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Video Filtering


We have a special requirement where

for one set of users - we need to block normal streaming sites like youtube,Daily motion etc ..however we have to allow videos from from other educational portal and news channel etc

Another Set of users- We need to block complete videos from all sites

Can we achieve it?

I tried blocking Streaming tru selecting streaming media as a blocked cateogories .However i went to NDTV and i was able to watch the video.

Can someone please help ?

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Re: Video Filtering

Hi snikhil03,

This is indeed possible in your web gateway.

You could play with your rules with the usergroup and category or domain criteria to get the desired result.

For NDTV, the reason why it isnt blocked is because it falls under the category of "General News" and not streaming media. Even the falls under General news.

If you would want to deny streaming videos, you might want to consider blocking via mediatype on top of your blocked stream media category.




Re: Video Filtering

I tried blocking through media type .It does not play the video ;but i do not see any block page message


Re: Video Filtering

You won't be seeing block pages as you are only blocking the specific media type and not the whole web access.

If you want to block a certain site, say streaming media, do it via categories.

Now for some sites which you think should fall under streaming media category but doesnt, e.g., you could block these via domain so as not to block the whole category it belongs to, like General News.

You could use URL.Host.BelongsToDomains criterium for this, create a list of domains and set the action to Block.

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