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What are the predefined categories of the web access control of products based on Aether?

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Panda Adaptive Defense 360 on Aether PlatformPanda Adaptive Defense on Aether Platform
Panda Endpoint Protection on Aether PlatformPanda Endpoint Protection Plus on Aether Platform

Panda Adaptive Defense 360 divides websites into several categories, enabling administrators to restrict access to them and to any manually entered URL. This protection helps organizations optimize network bandwidth usage and employee productivity, restricting access to non-business related Web content. Additionally, Panda Adaptive Defense 360 allows administrators to set time restrictions to limit access to certain website categories and blacklisted sites during workhours, or authorize it during non-business hours or weekends.

If you are on a previous product version, you will see the new category equivalent.

Abortion
  • Abortion - Pro-Choice
    Sites that provide information about or are sponsored by organizations that support legal abortion or that offer support or encouragement to those seeking the procedure.
  • Abortion - Pro-Life
    Sites that provide information about or are sponsored by organizations that oppose legal abortion or that seek increased restriction of abortion.
Gambling
Sites that provide information about or promote gambling or support online gambling, involving a risk of losing money.

Weapons
Sites that provide information about, promote, or support the sale of weapons and related items.

Bandwidth
  • Bandwidth - Personal Network Storage and Backup
    Sites that store personal files on web servers for backup or exchange.
  • Bandwidth - Entertainment Video
    Sites that host videos with entertainment-oriented content.
  • Bandwidth - Peer-to-Peer File Sharing
    Sites that provide client software to enable peer-to-peer file sharing and transfer.
  • Bandwidth - Internet Radio and TV
    Sites that provide online radio or television programming.
  • Bandwidth - Surveillance
    Sites that enable real-time monitoring of various operations via network cameras, webcams and other video recording devices.
  • Bandwidth - Streaming Media
    Sites that enable streaming of media content.
  • Bandwidth - Internet Telephony
    Sites that enable users to make phone calls via the Internet or to obtain information or software for that purpose.
  • Bandwidth - Educational Video
    Sites that host videos with academic or instructional content.
  • Bandwidth - Viral Video
    Sites that host videos with high or rapidly rising popularity.
Job Search
Sites that offer information about or support the seeking of employment or employees.

Shopping
Sites that support the online purchase of consumer goods and services except: sexual materials, lingerie, swimwear, investments, medications, educational materials, computer software or hardware, alcohol, tobacco, travel, vehicles and parts, weapons.
  • Shopping - Real Estate
    Sites that provide information about renting, buying, selling or financing residential real estate.
  • Shopping - Internet Auctions
    Sites that support the offering and purchasing of goods between individuals.
Adult Material
  • Adult Material - Nudity
    Sites that offer depictions of nude or seminude human forms, singly or in groups, not overtly sexual in intent or effect.
  • Adult Material - Sex Education
    Sites that offer information about sex and sexuality, with no pornographic intent.
  • Adult Material - Lingerie and Swimsuit
    Sites that offer images of models in suggestive but not lewd costume, with semi nudity permitted. Includes classic 'cheesecake, calendar and pinup art and photography. Includes sites offering lingerie or swimwear for sale
  • Adult Material - Adult Content
    Sites that display full or partial nudity in a sexual context, but not sexual activity; erotica; sexual paraphernalia; sex-oriented businesses including clubs, nightclubs, escort services; and sites supporting the online purchase of such goods and services.
  • Adult Material - Sex
    Sites that depict or graphically describe sexual acts or activity, including exhibitionism; sites offering direct links to such sites. This category includes data from specialist agencies such as the Internet Watch Foundation (https://www.iwf.org.uk/member/forcepoint).
Sports
  • Sports - Sport Hunting and Gun Clubs
    Sites that provide information about or directories of gun clubs and similar groups, including war-game and paintball facilities.
Parked Domain
Sites that are expired, offered for sale, or known to display targeted links and advertisements.

Drugs
  • Drugs - Nutrition
    Sites that provide information about nutrition.
  • Drugs - Abused Drugs
    Sites that promote or provide information about the use of prohibited drugs, except marijuana, or the abuse or unsanctioned use of controlled or regulated drugs; also, paraphernalia associated with such use or abuse.
  • Drugs - Marijuana
    Sites that provide information about or promote the cultivation, preparation or use of marijuana.
  • Drugs - Prescribed Medications
    Sites that provide information about approved drugs and their medical use.
Education
  • Education - Cultural Institutions
    Sites sponsored by museums, galleries, theatres (but not movie theatres), libraries and similar institutions; also, sites whose purpose is the display of artworks.
  • Education - Educational Institutions
    Sites sponsored by schools and other educational facilities, by non-academic research institutions, or that relate to educational events and activities.
  • Education - Reference Materials
    Sites that offer reference-shelf content such as atlases, dictionaries, encyclopedias, formularies, white and yellow pages, and public statistical data.
  • Education - Educational Materials
    Sites that provide information about or that sell or provide curriculum materials or direct instruction; also, learned journals and similar publications.
Special Events
Sites devoted to a current event that requires separate categorization.

Militancy and Extremist
Sites that offer information about or promote or are sponsored by groups advocating anti-government beliefs or action. This category includes data from official government sources such as the UK Counter Terrorism Internet Referral Unit (CTIRU).

Facebook
Category used to manage the Facebook domain.l

Government
Sites sponsored by branches, bureaus or agencies of any level of government, except for the armed forces.
  • Government - Military
    Sites sponsored by branches or agencies of the armed services.
  • Government - Political Organizations
    Sites sponsored by or providing information about political parties and interest groups focused on elections or legislation.
Advocacy Groups
Sites that promote change or reform in public policy, public opinion, social practice, economic activities and relationships.

Illegal or Questionable
Sites that provide instruction in or promote nonviolent crime or unethical or dishonest behavior or the avoidance of prosecution.

Internet Communication
  • Internet Communication - Web Chat
    Sites that host web chat services or that support or provide information about chat via HTTP or IRC.
  • Internet Communication - Organizational Email
    Log in sites for corporate or institutional email systems.
  • Internet Communication - Text and Media Messaging
    Sites that enable the sending of messages and other content via SMS, EMS, MMS or similar protocols.
  • Internet Communication - General Email
    Sites that provide email services open to general use.
Games
Sites that enable a user to play or download a game.

LinkedIn
Category used to manage the LinkedIn domain

Tasteless
Sites with content that is gratuitously offensive or shocking, but not violent or frightening. Includes sites devoted in part or whole to scatology and similar topics or to improper language, humor or behavior.

Business and Economy
Sites sponsored by or devoted to business firms, business associations, industry groups or general business.
  • Business and Economy - Hosted Business Applications
    Sites that provide access to business-oriented web applications and allow storage of sensitive data, excluding those for web collaboration.
  • Business and Economy - Financial Data and Services
    Sites that offer investment advice and news and quotations on stocks, bonds and other investment vehicles, but not online trading. Includes banks, credit unions, credit cards and insurance.
News and Media
Sites that offer current news and opinion, including those sponsored by newspapers, general-circulation magazines or other media.
  • News and Media - Alternative Journals
    Online equivalents to supermarket tabloids and other fringe publications.
Entertainment
Sites that provide information about or promote motion pictures, non-news radio and television, books, humor and magazines.
  • Entertainment - Media File Download
    Sites that provide information about or promote motion pictures, non-news radio and television, books, humor and magazines.
Intolerance
Sites that condone intolerance towards any individual or group.

Collaboration Office
Office Category used to manage the Office domain

Social Organizations
  • Social Organizations - Social and Affiliation Organizations
    Sites sponsored by or that support or offer information about organizations devoted chiefly to socializing or common interests other than philanthropy or professional advancement.
  • Social Organizations - Service and Philanthropic Organizations
    Sites sponsored by or that support or offer information about organizations devoted to doing good as their primary activity.
  • Social Organizations - Professional and Worker Organizations
    Sites sponsored by or that support or offer information about organizations devoted to professional advancement or workers' interests.
Miscellaneous
  • Miscellaneous - Dynamic Content
    URLs that are generated dynamically by a web server.
  • Miscellaneous - Private IP Addresses
    IP addresses defined in RFC 1918, 'Address Allocation for Private Intranets'.
  • Miscellaneous - Network Errors
    URLs with hosts that do not resolve to IP addresses.
  • Miscellaneous - Web Infrastructure
    Sites that are associated with website architecture.
  • Miscellaneous - Content Delivery Networks
    Commercial hosts that deliver content to subscribing websites.
  • Miscellaneous - File Download Servers
    Web servers whose primary function is to deliver files for download.
  • Miscellaneous - Web Images
    Sites that deliver image content.
Productivity
  • Productivity - Advertisements
    Sites that provide advertising graphics or other ad content files
  • Productivity - Online Brokerage and Trading
    Sites that support active trading of securities and investment management.
  • Productivity - Message Boards and Forums
    Sites that host message boards, bulletin boards and other unaffiliated discussion forums.
  • Productivity - Instant Messaging
    Sites that enable instant messaging.
  • Productivity - Pay-to-Surf
    Sites that reward users for online activity such as viewing websites, advertisements or email.
  • Productivity - Application and Software Download
    Sites that enable download of software, applications.
Extended Protection
  • Extended Protection - Elevated Exposure
    Sites that camouflage their true nature or that include elements suggesting latent malicious intent.
  • Extended Protection - Suspicious Content
    Sites found to contain suspicious content.
  • Extended Protection - Dynamic DNS
    Sites that mask their identity using Dynamic DNS services, often associated with advanced persistent threats (APTs).
  • Extended Protection - Emerging Exploits
    Sites found to be hosting known and potential exploit code.
  • Extended Protection - Newly Registered Websites
    Sites whose domain name was registered recently.
Social Web
The parent category that contains Social Web categories:

Religion
  • Religion - Non Traditional Religions
    Sites that provide information about non-traditional religious beliefs and practices.
  • Religion - Traditional Religions
    Sites that provide information about or promote Bahai, Buddhism, Christian Science, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Mormonism, Shinto and Sikhism, as well as atheism.
Health
Sites that provide information or advice on personal health or medical services, procedures, or devices, but not drugs. Includes self-help groups.

Society and Lifestyles
Sites that provide information about matters of daily life, excluding entertainment, health, hobbies, jobs, sex and sports.
  • Society and Lifestyles - Alcohol and Tobacco
    Sites that provide information about, promote or support the sale of alcoholic beverages or tobacco products or associated paraphernalia.
  • Society and Lifestyles - Personals and Dating
    Sites that assist users in establishing interpersonal relationships, excluding those intended to arrange for sexual encounters.
  • Society and Lifestyles - Gay or Lesbian or Bisexual Interest
    Sites that provide information about or cater to gay, lesbian or bisexual lifestyles, but excluding those that are sexually or issue oriented.
  • Society and Lifestyles - Hobbies
    Sites that provide information about or promote private and largely sedentary pastimes, but not electronic, video or online games.
  • Society and Lifestyles - Social Networking
    Sites of web communities that provide users with means for expression and interaction.
  • Society and Lifestyles - Restaurants and Dining
    Sites that list, review, advertise or promote food, dining or catering services.
  • Society and Lifestyles - Blogs and Personal Sites
    Sites that host blogs and personal sites.
Information Technology
Sites sponsored by or providing information about computers, software, the Internet and related business firms, including sites supporting the sale of hardware, software, peripherals and services.
  • Information Technology - Web Hosting
    Sites of organizations that provide hosting services, or top-level domain pages of web communities.
  • Information Technology - Web Analytics
    Sites that are associated with web traffic analysis.
  • Information Technology - Proxy Avoidance
    Sites that provide information about how to bypass proxy server features or to gain access to URLs in any way that bypasses the proxy server.
  • Information Technology - Search Engines and Portals
    Sites that support searching the web, news groups or indices or directories thereof.
  • Information Technology - Web Collaboration
    Sites that provide virtual workspace for purposes of collaboration and conferencing, which may include sites that enable authorized access to a computer or network from a remote location.
  • Information Technology - Hacking
    Sites that provide information about or promote illegal or questionable access to or use of computer or communication equipment, software or databases.
  • Information Technology - Web and Email Marketing
    Sites that are associated with online marketing.
  • Information Technology - Unauthorized Mobile Marketplaces
    Protects against websites that may distribute applications unauthorized by the mobile OS manufacturer, the handheld device manufacturer or the network provider. (Traffic visiting websites in this category may indicate jail-broken or rooted phones.)
  • Information Technology - Computer Security
    Sites that provide information about or free downloadable tools for computer security.
  • Information Technology - Web and Email Spam
    Sites whose links are sent in unsolicited commercial email, either as part of campaigns to promote products or services or to entice readers to click through to surveys or similar sites. Also includes sites that display comment spam.
  • Information Technology - Website Translation
    Sites that enable translation of website text.
Travel
Sites that provide information about or promote travel-related services and destinations.

Twitter
Category used to manage the Twitter domain.

Vehicles
Sites that provide information about or promote vehicles, including those that support online purchase of vehicles or parts.

Violence
Sites that feature or promote violence or bodily harm, including self-inflicted harm; or that gratuitously display images of death, gore or injury; or that feature images or descriptions that are grotesque or frightening and of no redeeming value.

YouTube
Category used to manage the YouTube domain.

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