Safely enable web browsing

Keep your protections synchronized across the attack life cycle with the latest threat intelligence on phishing and malware sites, and undesired content through our cloud-based URL categorization.

Prevent threats at every opportunity

The integration of our URL filtering database, PAN-DB, with WildFire cloud-based malware analysis environment and the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform, gives you the assurance that your network, endpoint and cloud services are protected from the latest malware and credential phishing attacks at all times.

Easily comply with regulation and risk management plans

Granular categorization of web content allows you to control the interaction of your users with online content that is business appropriate, with customizable alerts and notifications to help educate your users and monitor attempted policy violations.

Constantly updated global threat intelligence

Included in our list of web categories are a number of high-risk ones, like malware, phishing, and proxy-avoidance, which allow you to granularly control access to sites that fall under these dangerous categories, prevent downloads, automate a warning message for users, or restrict access altogether.

Our global URL filtering database is synchronized with WildFire’s threat intelligence and automatically generated protections every 15 minutes, which means that URL categories, including malware and phishing, are always up to date so your users and data are always protected.

Fast identification and prevention of undesired content and malicious sites.

Secure web access and protection from malware and phishing sites is a high priority for security-conscious organizations. The integration of URL Filtering with both WildFire and the single-pass architecture of Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewall quickly and automatically enhances your company’s security posture and keeps it up to date. Combining fast cloud URL lookups with a local cache, instead of a big database download, significantly reduces latency and increases both the accuracy and relevance of the categorization.

URL Filtering and the Next-Generation Security Platform

Palo Alto Networks natively integrated technologies support open communication, orchestration and visibility. Our ability to reprogram your security posture across the network, endpoint and cloud to counter new threats in real time, providing organizations with superior protection against the sophistication of modern attacks. Our unique platform approach eliminates the need for multiple, stand-alone security appliances and software products and reduces capital and operational costs for organizations while increasing security effectiveness by simplifying the security infrastructure.

For effective and coordinated protection, we recommend deploying PAN-DB URL Filtering with Threat Prevention and WildFire. 


Delta Holding

Delta Holding eliminated ransomware and gained a comprehensive shield against malware and zero-day attacks with Palo Alto Networks Next-Gen Security Platform.

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What Is URL Filtering?

This brief provides an easy to understand explanation of what URL filtering is and how it works to prevent employees from accessing unproductive, harmful sites.

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US Government

As one of the largest, this U.S. Agency serves over 400,000 users with a large external user base, numerous outlying facilities globally and operates on a budget of over $100 billion. Originally looking to refresh their URL filtering, they quickly discovered much more security for their dollar, and ultimately scaled with our firewall and IPS/IDS solution. This Case Study available in Japanese and German.

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URL Filtering Privacy Datasheet

This document provides customers of Palo Alto Networks with information needed to assess the impact of the URL Filtering service on their overall privacy posture.

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Maine Township High School District 207

Why Maine Township HS District 207 chose Palo Alto Networks Security Platform with Aruba ClearPass to secure network access for students, faculty and staff.

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OSRAM is one of the two leading light manufacturers in the world. The company’s portfolio covers the entire value chain from components—including lamps, electronic control gear, and opto semiconductors such as light-emitting diodes (LED)—as well as luminaires, light management systems, and lighting solutions. The company, which is internationally oriented, had more than 34,000 employees worldwide and generated revenue of almost 5.1 billion Euros at the end of fiscal year 2014. The company’s business activities have been focused on light—and hence on quality of life—for over 100 years. This customer story is available in German.

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