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Determine Web Category of specific URL

Applicable Version: 10.00 onwards

Cyberoam Web Categorization database is an on-cloud repository of categorized URLs. The category of URLs is used to determine the nature of the URL. The administrator can manage access to URLs by allowing or denying the default web categories or custom web categories. The administrator frequently receives requests from end-users to allow access to particular URL(s). The administrator can verify the authenticity of a URL or its content by the web category to which it belongs. The administrator can check defualt and custom Web Category details of a URL from the Web Admin Console. Additionally, default web category details can also be found at Cyberoam Security Center (CSC) website.

Determine Web Category of specific URL www.wikipedia.com.

Web Categorization information can be retrieved through Web Admin Console and CSC Website.


Active Subscription of Web and Application Filter Module.
Web Admin Console

You must be logged on to the Web Admin Console as an administrator with Read-Write permission for relevant feature(s).

1.     Go to Web Filter > Category > Search URL.  

2.     Specify the URL: www.wikipedia.com in the Search URL field. 

3.     Click Search. 

The URL category along with the description of the category is displayed as shown in the figure.   



-            When a custom category is created with a Domain/URL which is already categorized in default category, then the custom category overrides the default category.
             The search result displays custom category name and not the default category name.

-            If no category details are found (Uncategorized), you can submit the URL for categorization to CSC, refer article How to Submit Uncategorized Web Site in Cyberoam?.

-            Firmware version 10.6.1 onwards, Cyberoam end-users can also submit a URL for re-evaluation if they believe that the URL is getting blocked under false category through 
             the Access Denied page.
CSC Website 
1.    Go to URL www.csc.cyberoam.com. Locate section Web Categorization and click More.
2.     Specify the URL to retrieve category name and description. Enter the code in the image as shown and click Submit.
3. The result is displayed as shown in the image below. To see the description of the web category, click on the web category hyperlink.

                                                                                Document Version 1.0 – 31 May, 2014



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