Add 'Uncategorized' to Category Filters

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    mikerotar

    Hello Rotblitz,

    You obviously missed my content. I dont want to block sites, I want to be able to report on uncategorized website categories for investigative purposes.

     

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    Matt Prytuluk

    Hi Jeff,

    We have some advanced security categories as part of our enterprise/business product lines, meant especially for preventing and defending 0 day threats, and threat evaluation.  That kind of advanced filtering aren't part of what the OpenDNS consumer software was designed to do.  You're welcome to try a 14 day free trial (with all the features) to check this out.  It also allows easy creation of your own block lists. 

    http://www.opendns.com/enterprise-security/packages-and-pricing/

    Best,

    Matt

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    mikerotar

    Consumer Software?

    We have the full Umbrella Insights suite for our enterprise.

    What makes you think that we're using the consumer grade software?

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    mikerotar

    I have 3-4 zero day examples proving that it doesn't always catch the zero day attacks.

    My most recent ticket with enterpise umbrella support 'supports' that.

    Check it out.

     

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    Matt Prytuluk

    Hi Jeff,

    My apologies!! This post is in the OpenDNS Community, rather than the Umbrella community, which was my oversight (and I should have checked your account). 

    I'll have a look at the ticket, if you could expand a bit more on your feature request?  Could it be summarized as "If OpenDNS doesn't know about this website (no category at all), then block", sort of a pseudo-allow list?

    Best,

    matt

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    mikerotar

    Apologies for not being clear and posting in the wrong forum.

    I just want to know if you guys can add a category in the reporting options for "uncategorized domains". I don't want an auto block anything, that's wayyy to aggressive.

    I just like to be able to review the uncategorized domains so I can ensure that no zero days, spyware, etc. are leaking through the filters unnoticed.

    Right now i don't believe there's a good way to report on uncategorized domains.

    Thanks

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    Matt Prytuluk

    Hey Jeff,

    I'm going to agree w. you on the 'way too aggressive', that kind of "Block everything I don't know about" approach doesn't work with CDNs that constantly change to deliver the content embedded in most sites these days. 

    It's a good idea though, I'll check to see if this is something we can deliver and let you know.

    Best,

    Matt

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    mikerotar

    Thank you - Appreciate your time.

     

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    rebelfud

    I would also like the uncategorized tag.  It would be even better if I could warn the users about the sites 'unknown' status but still give them a button they could use to proceed on their own.

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    mattwilson9090

    So you want two new features .... an unknown category that is going to break CDN's and all sorts of other domains and websites that aren't categorized yet, but likely have nothing to do with malware or malicious sites, and a pseudo-bypass feature that allows users to click through on domains that aren't yet categorized. Would you like this on the free service, or one of the pay services? Who will provide support to all of the users who start complaining that the "internet is broken" when they can't get to websites because the CDN that is behind the scenes and generally not visible or categorized is blocked?

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    tervistumbler

    I would like to be able to block uncategorized traffic as well. We have a large number of PCs that we don't want to be able to "surf" the internet. We only want to allow them to some specific approved internet resources. The CDN concern is not an issue. An example of this would be a point of sale system that would only need to be able to access the internet for processing credit cards.

    Microsoft licensing also allows for licensing computers as an "Industry Device", which is much cheaper than licensing other workstations under the Microsoft VLA. However, to do this the company needs to "employ technically enforced policies or architecture to operate only when used with the Industry Program functionality".

    Couldn't OpenDNS give the option and just flag it as "Not Recommended" or something like that?

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    Patrick Colford

    The ability to filter uncategorized websites specifically is not something that's planned at the moment, but it is possible for users with "Whitelist only" packages to toggle that filtering settings and then allow the domains they want allowed. We don't often recommend this as a strategy because it will impact many websites that the user doesn't intend to filter, but it is an option for those users who want this ability.

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