Block by Category is a feature that allows you to block groups of domains included in a category. The categories blocked by the Threat Prevention Endpoint/Network are:
Adware / Advertising - Sites or businesses that directly sell ads to consumers through various mediums, including Internet, TV, or radio.
Alcohol / Drugs / Tabacco - Sites that sell, discuss, or glorify the consumption of various alcoholic and tobacco products - including beer, wine, and liquor.
Blogs / Other Entertainment - Includes sites that make use of common blogging software including WordPress, Joomla!, and Drupal, amongst others, which generate dynamic content.
Business Services - Sites that exhibit business-like attributes such as selling of services, products, or consulting.
Chat - Sites that provide chat or text messaging services or such abilities through a download or application.
Dating - Sites whose main focus is on connecting individuals for the purposes of dating.
E-commerce Shopping / Online Services - Sites that sell products or services, normally with an online purchasing interface.
Education and Career - Sites whose main purpose is to offer educational information, community information, or how-tos. Also includes educational facilities and related organizations.
Financial Institutions - Includes sites that are mainly focused on stocks and current market information or provide financial services such as banks or lenders.
Gambling / Games - Sites that allow a visitor to play games or use wagers/place bets, lottery pools, or provide information on such activities.
Government / Politics - Sites that use official government top-level domain names or are run by government entities such as the military, army, or air force.
Health / Fitness / Parenting - Sites focused on physical, mental, and social well-being, including fitness information, medical conditions, diagnosis, and medical services.
Hobby / Freetime - Sites mainly dedicated to leisure activities and new hobbies. This category can ingest domains from the other categories as well, for example, Blogs, Movies, Music, etc.
Illegal Content - Sites mainly dedicated to giving access to pirated movies, software, application keys, and cracks.
Jobs / Employment - Sites that provide assistance in finding employment, career guidance, or improvement.
Labour Market - Sites mainly dedicated to the supply of and demand for labor, in which employees provide the supply and employers provide the demand.
Medicine - Sites that contain content whose main focus is on controlled substances, including the sale, discussion, or glorification of such substances. Does not include alcohol and tobacco.
Movies / Radio / Television / Music - Sites that focus on art and entertainment, including topics like TV/Hollywood, tattoos, cartoons, and anime. Includes various news outlets, radio, TV stations, and magazines.
News / Media - Sites whose content is mostly focused on current events and topics. Includes various news outlets, radio, TV stations, and magazines.
P2P Sharing - Sites that allow visitors to upload content and share media such as photos and videos.
Religion - Sites that provide information on one or more religious beliefs, or practices, or are affiliated with a religious institution such as a church or synagogue.
Search Engines - Sites that enable their visitors to search the Internet or whose main focus is to provide links to other Internet sites.
Sexuality - Sites that are focused on Sexual identity and sexual behavior.
Social Networking - Sites that provide a community portal whereby members join and contribute posts or media and forge connections with other members.
Sport - Sites that contain information about various sports and sporting activities, including sports scores or team information.
Technology - Sites that are related to e-products, technology, and software.
Travel - Sites that focus on travel planning services, travel reservations, and tourist information.
Violence - Sites that are contentious or controversial, often causing argument or controversy, characterized by strong opposing arguments; and sites that spread or aid in the spreading of misinformation.