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Web Categories in GravityZone Content Control

The Web Categories Filter dynamically provides access to websites based on their content. You can use the Web Categories Filter for defining exclusions to the selected Web Access Control action (Allow, Block or Warn) for entire web categories (such as Games, Mature Content or Online Networks).

Web Access Control enables you to allow or block web access for users or applications during specified time intervals. For more information, refer to Content Control.


You can define web rules to explicitly block, allow or warn regarding certain web addresses, overriding the existing Web Access Control settings. Users will be able, for example, to access a specific webpage also when the web browsing is blocked by Web Access Control.

To access and manage web categories, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to GravityZoneControl Center.

  2. In Configuration profiles go to Web Access Control Scheduler and access Add Schedule.

  3. Add the Schedule Name.

  4. Use the toggle to allow other users to edit the schedule.

  5. In the Scheduler field add a new Category Scheduler and set it up.

    1. In the Categories section choose the categories.

    2. Click Apply.

    3. In the Action section choose the action you want taken.

    4. Select the timeframe for the selected action from the Starting with and Between.


      Make sure the start time occurs before the end time.

    5. Add the new schedulers to the schedule by using the Add new scheduler button.

    6. Save the schedule.


You can now assign the created schedules by following this procedure:

  1. Go to the Policies page from the left side menu.

  2. Click Add to create a new policy, or edit an existing one.

  3. In the policy settings, go to Network Protection and choose Content Control.

  4. Use the switch to turn Web Access Control on or off.

  5. From the Assign Schedule drop-down select the schedule you want to apply.

  6. Click Save.


You can find all the available web categories, along with their descriptions and examples, listed below:





Websites that promote or sell services or products.

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Websites that allow the users to ask for advice or ask questions on various topics.

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Websites that sell, promote or have information about alcohol products and accessories.

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Websites that offer information about:

  • Astrology

  • Zodiacs

  • Fortune telling

  • Numerology

  • Others

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Websites that offer information about:

  • Cars

  • Motorcycles

  • Karts

  • Others

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Websites that offer information about available services and products to gain profit.

m i c r o s o f t . c o m 

Computers and Software

Websites about the following topics:

  • Software

  • Technical information

  • Blogs

  • Code discussion groups

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Websites with educational content, encyclopedias or dictionaries.

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Websites offering information about:

  • Music or music festivals

  • Movies

  • Art

  • Poetry

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File Sharing

Websites that allow the user to share and/or store files online.

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Websites with financial information:

  • Specific financial news

  • Stocks

  • Investment advice

  • Cryptocurrencies

  • Banks and exchanges

b a n k o f a m e r i c a . c o m


Websites about:

  • Food

  • Non alcoholic beverages

  • Recipes

  • Ingredients

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Websites about the following topics:

  • 'Online casino' or 'online lottery' websites, typically requiring a payment before the user can gamble for money in online roulette, poker, blackjack or similar games. Some are legitimate, meaning there is a chance to win, but others are fraudulent and trick users into sending their money with no chance to win

  • 'Beating tips and cheats' websites which describe 'working' ways to make money on gambling and online lottery websites

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Websites providing games and game presentations and reviews.

This category does not cover:

  • Official game companies' websites

  • Game discussions websites

  • Websites where non-online games can be downloaded.


Websites that contain information or news for local, state, and national governments or related agencies.

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Websites that contain software/information on how to crack/hack accounts on the Internet, as well as information on exploits that help users gain control of another person's computer.

This category contains - but is not limited to - Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter or Gmail account hacking.

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Hate/Violence/Racism/Illegal Drugs

Websites about the following topics:

  • Discussing religious or sex discrimination

  • Discussing or promoting aggressive sports, violence and xenophobic content

  • Belonging to terrorist organizations

  • Promoting violence, terrorism, bombs, and anarchy

  • Containing graphical violence

  • Promoting or hosting discussions about the use of illegal drugs

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Websites about the following topics:

  • Associated with medical institutions

  • Related to disease prevention and treatment

  • Offering information or products about weight loss, diets, steroids, anabolic or HGH products

  • Providing information on plastic surgery

  • About body piercing or tattoos

  • Promoting or hosting discussions about the use of illegal drugs

Note that websites containing sexual health topics are categorized under Mature Content.

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Websites that contain information or discussions on recreations and hobbies.

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Websites of hosting providers and services that offer users the possibility to upload files for general or limited access.

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Websites for instant messaging and chat websites, allowing users to chat in real time.

It will also detect websites where instant messaging software is embedded or can be downloaded.

Job Search

Websites that provide job listings and employer reviews.

c a r e e r b u i l de r . c o m


Websites designed for children, with various content, including but not limited to:

  • Stories

  • Songs

  • Activities

  • Games

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Websites about lifestyle, including but not limited to:

  • Fashion

  • Beauty products

  • Tattoos

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Mature Content

Websites which contain sexually explicit information either of medical or scientific nature, such as:

  • Sexually transmitted diseases

  • Websites with nude art

  • Intimate lingerie

  • Swimsuit content

  • Websites that contain sexual education information

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Websites referring to narcotics, such as:

  • Recreational drugs

  • Psychoactive drugs

  • Dissociative drugs

  • Forums and message boards discussing their use, production and consumption.

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Websites which provide both text and video news. It includes both global and local news websites.

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Websites about supernatural or magical practices like:

  • Witchcraft

  • Voodoo

  • Satanism

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Online Dating

Websites offering free or paid online dating services, and also webpages containing dating ads.

m a t c h . c o m

Online Payment

Websites that offer users online payment services.

p a y p a l . c o m

Online Photo

Photo-sharing websites whose primary purpose is to let users upload and share photos.

f l i c k r . c o m

Online Shopping

Online stores, meaning websites which sell goods or services online, and also the webpages on the regular sites which ask for the credit card information, allowing detection of hidden, unknown or illegal online stores.

b e s t b u y . c o m


Websites which sell or offer information about pets and pet accessories.

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Websites which sell or offer information about medicine.

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Websites containing explicit erotic and pornographic material. It includes both paid and free web sites which provide pictures, stories and videos. It can also detect pornographic content on mixed content websites.

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Websites that offer information from multiple sources and provide access to other services, such as:

  • E-mail

  • Forums

  • Search engines

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Radio Music

Websites that stream audio content.

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Real Estate

Websites where user can sell, buy or rent:

  • Properties

  • Apartments

  • Buildings and others

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Websites dedicated to or describing one or more religions, sects or cults.

It also covers discussion forums related to one or multiple religions along with occult practices.

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All types of fraudulent web pages involved in:

  • Identity theft

  • Credit card fraud

  • Advance fee fraud

  • Employment scams

  • Conference fraud

  • Money loan

  • Pay per click

  • Piracy

  • Lottery and other

These types of websites impersonate the following types of firms, and have a small lifespans.

  • Hotels

  • Banks

  • Law firms

  • Shops

  • Online casinos

  • Rental and escrow


Search Engines

Websites designed for searching out information within the World Wide Web.

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Social Networks

Social network websites that are focused on user communities and allow users to communicate by sharing messages and other types of digital content.

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Websites dedicated to:NGOs, politics, and others.

  • NGO's

  • Politics

  • Others

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Websites about sporting events or virtual sports, including:

  • News

  • Scores

  • Statistics

c b s s p o r t s . c o m


Websites that offer, detail, promote, or advocate suggestions, instructions, descriptions or methods on how to commit suicide.

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Soft pornography and celebrity gossip sites. They are often associated with a printed publication of the same type.

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Time Wasters

Websites containing general information on which users tend to spend a lot of time.

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Websites which sell or offer information about tobacco and smoking products.

c i g a r a f i c i o n a d o. c o m


Websites that allow the users to book or plan trips, holidays or flights.

These types of websites can also contain travel tips, destination information, and other renting services

t r i p a d v i s o r . c o m


Websites dedicated to:

  • Video hosting

  • Video Sharing

  • Video Streaming

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Violent Cartoons

Websites and discussion forums that refer to cartoons which may be inappropriate for minors due to:

  • Violence

  • Explicit language

  • Sexual content

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Websites that present guns, related to gun or ammunition purchasing, manufacturing and usage, about hunting resources along with air-soft and melee weapons.

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Web Mail

Websites that describe or provide mail services.

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Web Proxy

Websites which provide web proxy service, that, through a web application, allow the user to spoof his identification data for anonymous browsing, to access prohibited content, to avoid company monitoring or to avoid certain imposed constraints (location constraints).

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