How can I block a site without blocking category?


Exceptions give administrators a way to quickly Block URLs and IP addresses from the categories those are set to Allow.


Creating an exception does not require changing the category of a URL, nor does it change the policy assigned to affected clients. It simply blocks a flexible and rapid response to user requests, changes in company policies, spikes in Internet activity, or other changes in circumstance.


Blocked exceptions override filtering policies to block access to specific URLs for specific users. You may also Block all users from a suspicious uncategorized URL while the site is investigated.

  • Log in to Cloud portal
  • Go to Filter Management Tab
  • Then go to Filter Management à Overview
  • Click on edit to update the filtering policy
  • Click on Exception à Block



  • Type the URL in questions under Site
  • Select Disposition




Blocking a particular domain will also block sub-domains. You may optionally match on path as well (this is the part of the URL after the "/").


In this example, you could block users to access the page while the contents hosted from the other paths including the main site would be remain allowed.


  • You may add Notes for reference. This is an optional field.
  • Once finish adding All URLs, click on Save button to make the changes permanent