Remote Monitoring & Management Help

Web Protection Character and Address Mapping

This section provides additional information on the character mapping details for complex address mappings used when entering a URL in the Web Protection Whitelist or Blacklist.

  • Any character other than * will be explicitly checked for a match.
  • Paths and query string parameters are supported
  • * will match any sequence of any character.
  • It will check for the pattern in any part of the full URL.
  • It will check both HTTP and HTTPS traffic.
  • Any trailing slashes in either the visited site or the URL in the policy will be ignored.

The below tables show the expected behavior when adding a URL to the Blacklist or Whitelist.

URL Visited

Whitelist / Blacklist

google.com

www.google.com

maps.google.com

google.com/imghp

www.google.com/?q=

google.com

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

www.google.com

N

Y

N

N

Y

google.com/imghp

N

N

N

Y

N

maps.google.com

N

N

Y

N

N

www.google.com/?q=

N

N N N

Y

 

URL Visited

Whitelist / Blacklist

www.blockedsite.com

blockedsite.com

mail.blockedsite.com

www.blockme.com

blockme.com

roadblock.net

www.block*.com

Y

N

N

Y

N

N

block*

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

mail.*

N

N

Y

N

N

N