basically you can configure MWG to only use GTI, or you can use it to use GTI when the local database does not contain a response. To get your logic in place you could do the following:
- Create a URL Filter setting which uses GTI only
- Create a URL Filter setting that uses local database only
Create rules such as follows:
The first rule will check the URL against GTI. If the second rule is triggered (the request has not been blocked in step 1) we will check if we got any categories. If to, the rule will not execute (because list of Categories is not empty). If no categories have been found so far, MWG will look into the database to rate the URL.
Also, is there a way to define how long mwg7 should wait for a response to cloud-based lookup before treating it as a timeout?
The timeouts for the GTI cloud are not configurable. MWG will do 3 attempts to contact the cloud. Each attempt has a 2 seconds timeout. So in total a delay of 6 seconds can occur for one request.