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URL Filtering Categories
C AT E G O R I E S A N D U N L I M I T E D C U S T O M I Z AT I O N P R O V I D E GRANULAR, FLEXIBLE CONTROL.
IronPort URL Filters™ use one of the industry’s largest databases to address acceptable use policy concerns incurred due to Web traffic usage. The IronPort® database uses 52 categories, with more than 21 million sites included (corresponding to over 3.5 billion webpages) and global coverage across 70 languages and 200 countries. In addition, IronPort URL Filters allow administrators to define unlimited custom categories to create specific policies, consistent with corporate guidelines.
The table below contains an alphabetical listing and description of the standard categories used to classify websites.
C AT E G O r i E S Adult/Sexually Explicit
Examples: · www.playboy.com/ · www.sex.com/
Sites that contain material of adult nature, which may or may not contain excessive violence, sexual content or nudity. These sites include very profane or vulgar content and sites that are inappropriate for children. Includes sites for adult products and services, child pornography/pedophilia, erotic stories and textual descriptions of sexual acts, explicit cartoons and animation, online groups that are sexually explicit in nature, and sexually exploitive or sexually violent text or graphics.
NOTE: Sites regarding sexual health, breast cancer, or sexually transmitted diseases (except in graphic examples) are not included in this category.
Advertisements & Pop-Ups
Examples: · www.mediaplex.com/ · www.goingplatinum.com/
Sites that are banner ad servers or primarily serve up pop-up advertisements.
Alcohol & Tobacco
Examples: · www.smokerswelcome.com · www.jagermeister.com/
Sites that promote alcohol and tobacco products. Sites that distribute alcohol or tobacco free or for a charge.
NOTE: Illegal use of alcohol and tobacco is covered under “Illegal Drugs”.
Examples: · www.moma.org/ · www.bso.org/
Sites that promote museums, galleries, artists, the performing arts (theatre, vaudeville, opera, symphonies, etc.), dance companies, dance studios, and dance training. Sites that present book reviews, book promotions, variety magazines and poetry.
anti-virus agents. Sites for computer. Computing & Internet Examples: · www. NOTE: Does not include update sites such as those for operating systems.com · www.fedex.bu. Sites for personal storage or backup. downloadable PDA software (including themes and graphics).URL Filtering Categories C AT E G O r i E S (CONTiNuEd) page 2 Blogs & Forums Examples: · www. software and Internet companies.cnet. Basic business sites that enable organizations to manage their necessary daily tasks. etc.com/ Sites for or about educational institutions.com/ · www. as well as universities.livejournal. video or sound clips.net/ Sites hosting downloadable (non-streaming) movie.blogger. clip art.com/ · www.com/ Sites that host weblogs (blogs). Sites for online teacher resources (lesson plans. Sites describing lock-picking and burglary techniques.com/ Downloads Examples: · www.zdnet. Sites for distance education and trade schools. Education Examples: · www. information. . newsgroups and opinion or discussion forums. including online courses.). as well as industry news and magazines. Pay-to-surf sites.msn.download.com/ · www.com General business and corporate websites. Criminal Activity Examples: · www. international and multi-national large general business and corporate sites. Sites advocating.com/ · www. including pre-schools.com/ Sites that host reviews. and software.anarchist-cookbook. instructing. NOTE: Business sites that fit more appropriately into another related category (such as “Finance” or “Travel”) are categorized separately.com/ · www. Chat Examples: · chat. fonts and animated gif pages.ups.edu/ · heritagehomeschool. elementary. as well as business association sites. buyer’s guides of computers. or giving advice on performing illegal acts or evading law enforcement.chatcamcity. or other business-critical programs.extremethemes. and high schools. secondary. as well as freeware and shareware.com/ Sites that host Web-based chat and instant messaging (IM) servers. computer parts and accessories. Business Examples: · www.lockpicks.
or running numbers. game hosting or contest hosting.revlon.com/ Sites with television. cafes. jokes. Food & Dining Examples: · www. comics. accountancy. .com/ · www. NOTE: Casino/Hotel/Resort sites that do not feature online gambling or provide gaming tips are categorized separately under “Travel”. banks.billboard. mortgages.cosmopolitan. pubs. and celebrity fan sites.com/ Sites hosting stock quotes. cable. and fund rates. Sites with tips and advice on games or obtaining cheat codes (“cheatz”) as well as journal and magazine sites dedicated to online game playing. online banking and bill-pay services. Sites with recipes. sports picks and betting pools.com/ · www. Sites for fashion or glamour magazines online as well as those that describe beauty and cosmetics.com/ · www. music and video programming guides. and bars as well as food/ drink magazines and reviews.URL Filtering Categories page 3 C AT E G O r i E S (CONTiNuEd) Entertainment Examples: · www.bankofamerica.worldofwarcraft.com/ Finance & Investment Examples: · www. movies.com Gambling Examples: · www. Fashion & Beauty Examples: · www. and investing advice or contacts for trading securities. gambling. Sites describing restaurants. and general insurance companies. etc. participating in lotteries. as well as virtual sports and fantasy leagues that offer large rewards or request significant wagers. Broadcasting firms and technologies (satellite. Sites hosting online gambling or lotteries that invite the use of real or virtual money. Sites for money management/investment services or firm. virtual casinos and offshore gambling ventures.gamezilla.com/ Sites hosting game playing or downloading.) Sites hosting horoscopes.mutualsavings. eateries.nbc. and wine advisors. general finances and companies that advise about finances. and describing amusement/theme parks. online greeting cards. Sites for managing online stock or equity trading. online magazines and reviews on the entertainment industry.100-gambling.com/ · www.com/ Games Examples: · www. comic books. cooking instruction and tips. food products. comedians or any site designed to be funny or satirical.casino.com/ · www. Sites with information or advice for placing wagers.allrecipes.com/ · www. actuaries.papaginos. stock tickers.
general health such as fitness and well-being.com/ Illegal Drugs Examples: · www. or instruct on the use of or masking the use of alcohol. gardening. and emergency services.astalavista.com/ · www. shows and humane societies.org/ Sites with recipes. armed forces. etc. including elective and cosmetic surgery. medical procedures. Sites and online publications about recreational pastimes (such as collecting. general psychiatry and mental well-being sites. instruction or advice on the questionable or illegal use of equipment and/or software (especially for purposes including hacking passwords. customs bureaus. including breed-specific sites. and drugs.parliament. Sites providing information about ailments. tobacco.).com/ Hobbies & Recreation Examples: · rockclimbing. and organizations.easywarez. creating viruses.) games and their enthusiasts. and addictions. selling. federal and international government sites — including government services such as taxation.whitehouse. or other substances that are illegal to minors. or detailing use of drug paraphernalia. self-healing of physical and mental abuses. conditions.weightwatchers. Sites for online clubs.org/ · www. and animal/pet related sites. “warez”.johnshopkins.URL Filtering Categories page 4 C AT E G O r i E S (CONTiNuEd) Government Examples: · www. alternative and complementary therapies. Hacking Examples: · www. Sites that host cracked software. associations or forums dedicated to a hobby or traditional (board.org/ Hosting Sites Examples: · www. Sites for hospital.org/ · www. optometry. Websites that host business and individuals’ webpages.uk/ · www. medical insurance and information or purchase of prescription medicines.shroomery. Sites distributing illegal drugs free or for a charge and those displaying.angelfire. illegal drugs. dentistry. camping. etc.com/ · www. etc. instructions or kits for manufacturing or growing illicit substances for purposes other than industrial usage.geocities. Sites that glamorize. encourage. pirated software and multimedia download sites. rock climbing.cannabis.com/ Sites providing promotion. Sites that provide instruction or work-arounds for filtering software.) and outdoor recreational activities (such as hiking. and/or gaining access to other computers/computerized communication systems). card. selfhelp books.gov/ Local. state. training.net/ · www.ete. . Sites promoting psychology. ailments. Health & Medicine Examples: · www.
negligee and other intimate apparel modeling. and career-networking groups. boats. career searches.com/ . religion.com/ Sites hosting Web analytics and statistics services.com/ · www. content delivery networks. Intimate Apparel & Swimwear Examples: · www. auto trading. nationality.g. contractors. Newspapers online and headline news sites.honda. age.org/ · www.theneworder. Sites with flagrantly insensitive or offensive material. modeling information and agencies or for fitness models/sports celebrities. NOTE: IronPort recommends this category be used for monitoring and reporting purposes only. parts catalogs.whitepowerforum. Intolerance & Hate Examples: · www.msn.com/ · www. photos.swimsuits. including lack of recognition or respect for opposing opinions and beliefs NOTE: This does not include news items. and customization and online automotive enthusiast clubs. career information.com/ Sites hosting lingerie. nationality.com/ · www.com/ Sites hosting child oriented activities and sites published by children. swimwear modeling. newswire services. Sites promoting a political or social agenda that is supremacist in nature and/or exclusionary of others based on their race.com/ · www. or press incidents that may include the above criteria (except in graphic examples). or sexual orientation. personalized news services.com/ Sites hosting car reviews. News Examples: · www.cnn.autoweb. Kid’s Sites Examples: · yahooligans. and discussion of vehicles including motorcycles. XML reference schemas. vehicle purchasing or sales tips. cars. disability. transaction servers and corporate image servers. Online journals and magazines on vehicle modification. gender. model fan pages.nickjr.victoriassecret.com/ Sites for employment agencies. disability. Sites that coerce or recruit for membership in a gang or cult or that are promote militancy or extremist activities. gender.yahoo. repair.akamai. Sites advocating or inciting degradation or attack of specified populations or institutions based on associations such as religion. and weather sites. trucks and RVs.URL Filtering Categories page 5 C AT E G O r i E S (CONTiNuEd) Infrastructure Examples: · a248. age.net/ · g. historical events. or sexual orientation.reuters. race.yahoo. job listings. Motor Vehicles Examples: · www.monster.com/ · hotjobs.com/ Job Search & Career Development Examples: · www.
matchmaking and dating services. almanacs.org/ · www.proxify. or educational reference. political debate. and language translation sites. real estate agents and home improvement.com/ · www.yellowpages.org/ · www.voiceofthevoter. labor unions and social organizations. Remote proxies or anonymous surfing. professional. and advice and tips for dating or relationships. Personals and Dating Examples: · www. maps. apartment.com/ · www.republicans.esbc.URL Filtering Categories C AT E G O r i E S (CONTiNuEd) page 6 Peer-to-Peer Examples: · www.ibbmiami.match. search engine caches that circumvent filtering and Web-based translation sites that circumvent filtering. online photo albums/digital photo exchange and image hosting.com/ Real Estate Examples: · cascaderealtyinc. tips on buying or selling a home.webshots.altavista.com/ Sites for personal. including any faith or religious beliefs.redcross. election information and results as well as conspiracy theorist and alternative government views that are not hate-based.friends. Sites for churches. Religion Examples: · www. and other houses of worship. and land listings.com/ · www. Reference Examples: · www.com/ Sites hosting singles listings.mapquest.com/ .com/ Sites that provide resources for photo and image searches.com/ · www.com/ Peer-to-peer file sharing clients and peer-to-peer file sharing servers. census.realtor.org/ · www.com/ Sites for home. professional associations. canvassing. synagogues.flickr. including non-traditional religions such as Wicca and witchcraft.aflcio.bearshare. Proxies & Translators Examples: · babelfish. including online dictionaries.com/ · www. Philanthropic & Professional Organizations Examples: · www. Photo Searches Examples: · www. environmental organizations. rental or relocation services. Politics Examples: · www.kazaa.org/ Sites for philanthropic and charity organizations.com/ · www. and library catalogues and topic-specific search engines.com Sites for political parties.
Search Engines Examples: · www.google. company catalogs and other sites that allow online consumer shopping.itsyoursexlife.com/ · www.com/ Tasteless & Offensive Examples: · www. Sports-related online magazines or newsletters and fantasy sports and virtual sports leagues that are free or low-cost. Streaming media files or events (any live or archived audio or video file).espn. Internet television and radio and personal (non-explicit) webcam sites.com . gay/lesbian/bisexual (non-pornographic) sites.com/ · www.com Providers of mobile phone downloads. specialty items for sale and “freebies” or merchandise giveaways.somethingawful.plannedparenthood.nba.parenting.hit-logo-ringtone.com/ · www. international.com/ · www. Sites with excessive use of profanity or obscene gesticulation. with discussion about the use of contraceptives. foreign cultures. Sites hosting home life and family-related topics.URL Filtering Categories C AT E G O r i E S (CONTiNuEd) page 7 Ringtones/Mobile Phone Downloads Examples: · www. births and funerals. logos.com/ · www.com/ · www.theknot. including national.com/ · www.jamster. Society & Culture Examples: · www.skype.uk/ · www. Shopping Examples: · www. college. Sites with offensive or violent language. parenting tips and family planning. including weddings. socio-cultural information. screensavers and games. backgrounds. Telephony sites that allow users to make calls via the Internet and VoIP services. online downloadable product warehouses. and discussion sites on how to talk to your partner about diseases.yahoo. including: ringtones.com/ General search engines and sites dedicated to search.com/ Sports Examples: · www. Sites for teams or conferences. NOTE: Not included in the category are commercial sites that sell sexual paraphernalia.live365. comics or satire.com/ Sites for department stores. Sex Education Examples: · www. professional scores and schedules. retail stores. pregnancy and respecting boundaries. including jokes.crapville. and tattoo or piercing parlors (non-explicit). online auctions. These sites are typically found in the “Adult” category.amazon.org/ Sites with pictures or text advocating the proper use of contraceptives.com/ Streaming Media Examples: · www.ebay.co.
Site predominantly containing. or suicide. content related to the sale of guns. IronPort products are innovative and easy-to-use— providing breakthrough performance and playing a mission-critical role in a company’s network infrastructure.mcmfamily.com wEB www. encouraging. Weapons Examples: · www. San Bruno.com/ · www. accommodation information.lycos. etc. or press incidents that may include the above criteria (except in graphic examples).travelocity.com/ · mail. IronPort appliances utilize SenderBase. including lists of prices and dealer locations.com/ · www. tourist information and car rentals. URL filtering categories and site categorization are subject to change without notice.remotespy.ironport. travel package listings. NOTE: This does not include transient news articles. ammunition or poisonous substances. All rights reserved. Sites for Web-based email accounts and messaging sites (SMS.) Web-based Email Examples: · www. P/N 435-0223-2 8/08 . Violence Examples: · www. describing or advocating physical assault against humans.com/ · 1stchoicetermpapers.com/ Sites for airlines and flight booking agencies. Travel Examples: · www. While every effort is made to ensure the information given is accurate.expedia. Inc. is a leading provider of anti-spam.URL Filtering Categories C AT E G O r i E S (CONTiNuEd) page 8 Threat & Fraud URLs Examples: · www. Sites advocating. city/country guides. now part of Cisco. ammunition or poisonous substances. Cisco does not accept liability for any errors or mistakes which may arise.989.989. Sites displaying or detailing the use of guns. or depicting self-endangerment.6500 fAx 650. the IronPort logo and SenderBase are registered trademarks of Cisco Systems.rotten. anti-virus and anti-spyware appliances for organizations ranging from small businesses to the Global 2000. Inc.com/ · www.ruger-firearms. or institutions. IronPort Systems 08/08 DOC ReLeASe URL FiLteRing 950 Elm Avenue. weapons.com/ As IronPort and its partners constantly evaluate the relevancy of a site within a particular category to ensure the industry’s highest accuracy. All other trademarks are the property of Cisco Systems. or their respective owners. Inc. IronPort. Sites promoting terrorism or with instructions.6543 EmAil firstname.lastname@example.org Sites for online purchasing or ordering information.com Sites that can cause malware/spyware infections (or are associated with phishing attacks) or sites that perpetrate fraud. or providing links to. Sites for clubs which offer training on machine guns.ogrish. recipes or kits for making bombs or other harmful or destructive devices. Specifications and other information in this document may be subject to change without notice. Sites for excessively violent sports or games (including video and online games). Copyright © 2000-2008 Cisco Systems. animals. including through eating disorders or addictions.gmail. the world’s largest email and Web threat detection network and database. automatic and other assault weapons and/or sniper training. weapons.com IronPort Systems.com/ Sites portraying. California 94066 tEl 650.