URL Filtering

Maximize Your Web Security

URL Filtering provides safe web access by protecting users from dangerous websites, malware sites, credential phishing pages and threats delivered by web browsing.

Event Series

Introducing: Complete Zero Trust Network Security

Adopt Zero Trust across the Network Security Stack with industry-leading innovations

Minimize risk
  • Minimize risk

    Easily adopt security best practices, including selective SSL decryption and credential theft protection, to minimize all opportunities for attack.

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  • Take advantage of inline machine learning to prevent known and new, unknown web-based attacks in real time.

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  • Use URL classification within your ML-Powered Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) policy to take total control of all of your web traffic.

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One unified platform

Get a singular experience for simplified management
Best Practices

Consistency without compromise

Enforce consistent web policy on your ML-Powered NGFW without hindering business productivity.

Comprehensive web defense

Prevent the upload/download of potentially dangerous file types by automatically applying strict vulnerability profiles.

SSL decryption

Establish policies to selectively decrypt TLS/SSL-encrypted web traffic, maximizing your visibility into potential threats.

Granular control

Allow specific groups of users to access certain URL categories and decide which sites can receive corporate credentials.

Focus on what matters most

Reduce manual effort, lower operating costs, and streamline web prevention

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  • Phishing emails each day
  • Targets who click email
  • Lower cost
  • Phishing emails each day
  • Targets who click email
  • Lower cost

URL Filtering best practices

Take your web security policy beyond categorizing websites and turn it into a critical component of your security strategy.

Native integration. Increased security.

Integration regardless of the form factor


  • PA-Series


  • VM-Series
  • CN-Series

Cloud Service

  • Prisma® Access
Case Study
SEGA Europe

Creating an AI-based, preventive security posture


SEGA wanted greater visibility into network vulnerabilities across geographically distributed studios and to establish a more proactive stance against increasingly sophisticated cyberthreats.


Palo Alto Networks NGFWs with cloud-delivered security services like URL Filtering, WildFire® and Threat Prevention provide comprehensive visibility and granular policy control, enhancing security protections across all form factors.

  • PA-200 NGFW
  • URL Filtering
  • Threat Prevention
  • WildFire
  • Panorama
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