Netskope Help

Protect against unknown malicious websites

Netskope maintains a database of malicious websites and URLs with their corresponding security risk categories using a combination of internal researchers, feedback loops from our own tools, external feeds, and automation.

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Use these predefined categories as Netskope Security Risk categories to prevent known threats and deliver immediate insights into risk types with 15 granular security risk categories.

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To block the malicious sites and URLs, perform the steps shown below:

  1. Navigate to Policies > Real time Protection > New Policy > Web Access.

  2. Under ‘Source’ section, select any option.

  3. Under ‘Destination’ section, select ‘Category’.

  4. Select the list of 15 security risk categories as shown above.

  5. Under ‘Profile & Action’, select the Block option.

  6. Select desired Block template.

  7. Provide an appropriate Policy name.

  8. Ensure the policy is enabled.

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Note

The security risk category block policy should reside toward the top of the policy stack. Although it is not a hard requirement, it is a best practice to have it precede the malware block policy in order to make policy processing more efficient.

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