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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 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.

This is the detail of the categories:

Predefined URL categoriesDescription
Advertisements & Pop-upsSites that provide advertising graphics or other ad content files that appear on Web pages.
Alcohol & TobaccoSites that promote or sell alcohol or tobacco-related products or services.
AnonymizersSites and proxies that act as an intermediary for surfing to other websites in an anonymous fashion, whether to circumvent web filtering or for other reasons.
ArtsSites with artistic content or relating to artistic institutions such as theaters, museums, galleries, dance companies, photography, and digital graphic resources.
BusinessSites that provide business-related information such as corporate websites. Services, information, or products that help businesses of all sizes to do their day-to-day commercial activities.
ChatSites that enable web-based, real-time messages through chat services or chat rooms.
Child Abuse ImagesSites that portray or discuss children in sexual or other abusive acts.
Computers & TechnologySites that contain information, product reviews, discussions, and news about software, hardware, peripheral and computer services.
Criminal ActivitySites that offer advice on how to commit illegal or criminal activities, or avoid detection, including how to commit murder, build bombs, pick locks, etc. Also information about illegal manipulation of electronic devices, hacking, fraud and illegal distribution of software.
Cryptocurrency MiningWebsites which exploit the client’s device (desktop, smartphone, tablet etc…), CPU and RAM resources, for the purpose of cryptocurrency mining.
CultsSites relating "cults," that is, considered to be false, unorthodox, extremist, or coercive, with members often living under the direction of a charismatic leader.
Dating & PersonalsSites that promote networking for interpersonal relationships such as dating and marriage. Includes sites for match-making, online dating, spousal introduction, escort services.
Download SitesSites that contain downloadable software, whether shareware, freeware, or for a charge. Includes some peer-to-peer sites
EducationSites sponsored by educational institutions and schools of all types including distance education. Includes general educational and reference materials such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, online courses, teaching aids and discussion guides.
File repositoriesWeb pages including collections of shareware, freeware, open source, and other software downloads
EntertainmentSites containing programming guides to television, movies, music and video (including video on demand), celebrity sites, and entertainment news.
FinanceSites related to banking, finance, payment or investment, including banks, brokerages, online stock trading, stock quotes, fund management, insurance companies, credit unions, credit card companies, and so on.
Forums & NewsgroupSites for sharing information in the form of newsgroups, forums, bulletin boards. Does not include personal blogs.
GamblingSites that offer or are related to online gambling, lottery, casinos and betting agencies involving chance.
GamesSites relating to computer or other games, information about game producers, or how to obtain cheat codes. Game-related publication sites.
GeneralSites that do not clearly fall into other categories, for example, blank web pages.
GovernmentSites run by governmental or military organizations, departments, or agencies, including police departments, fire departments, customs bureaus, emergency services, civil defense, counterterrorism organizations and hospitals.
Greeting cardsSites that allow people to send and receive greeting cards and postcards
HackingSites that promote or give advice about how to gain unauthorized access to proprietary computer systems, for the purpose of stealing information, perpetrating fraud, creating viruses, or committing other illegal activity related to theft of digital inform.
Hate & IntoleranceSites that promote a supremacist political agenda, encouraging oppression of people or groups of people based on their race, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation or nationality.
Health & MedicineSites containing information pertaining to health, healthcare services, fitness and well-being, including information about medical equipment, hospitals, drugstores, nursing, medicine, procedures, prescription medications, etc.
Illegal DrugsSites with information on the purchase, manufacture, and use of illegal or recreational drugs and their paraphernalia, and misuse of prescription drugs and other compounds.
Illegal SoftwareSites that illegally distribute software or copyrighted materials such as movies or music, software cracks, illicit serial numbers, illegal license key generators.
Image SharingSites that host digital photographs and images, online photo albums and digital photo exchanges.
Information SecuritySites that provide legitimate information about data protection, including newly discovered vulnerabilities and how to block them.
Instant MessagingSites that enable logging in to instant messaging services such as ICQ, AOL Instant Messenger, IRC, MSN, Jabber, Yahoo Messenger, and the like.
Job SearchSites containing job listings, career information, assistance with job searches (such as resume writing, interviewing tips, etc.), employment agencies or head hunters.
Leisure & RecreationSites relating to recreational activities and hobbies including zoos, public recreation centers, pools, amusement parks, and hobbies such as gardening, literature, arts & crafts, home improvement, home décor, family, etc.
NetworkSites that do not resolve to any IP address.
NewsSites covering news and current events such as newspapers, news wire services, personalized news services, broadcasting sites, and magazines.
Non-profits & NGOsSites devoted to clubs, communities, unions, and non-profit organizations. Many of these groups exist for educational or charitable purposes.
NuditySites that contain full or partial nudity that are not necessarily overtly sexual in intent. Includes sites that advertise or sell lingerie, intimate apparel, or swimwear.
Parked DomainsSites that are inactive, typically reserved for later case. They most often do not contain their own content, may simply say under construction, purchase this domain, or display advertisements.
Peer-to-PeerSites that enable direct exchange of files between users without dependence on a central server.
Personal SitesSites about or hosted by personal individuals, including those hosted on commercial sites such as Geocities, AOL, etc.
Personal storageSites that enables remote storage and sharing of files and remote Internet backups
PoliticsSites that promote political parties or political advocacy, or provide information about political parties, interest groups, elections, legislation or lobbying. Also includes sites that offer legal information and advice.
Pornography/Sexually ExplicitSites that contain explicit sexual content. Includes adult products such as sex toys, CD-ROMs, and videos, adult services such as video-conferencing, escort services, and strip clubs, erotic stories and textual descriptions of sexual acts.
Private IP AddressesSites that are private IP addresses as defined in RFC 1918, that is, hosts that do not require access to hosts in other enterprises (or require just limited access) and whose IP address may be ambiguous between enterprises but are well defined within a certain enterprise.
Real EstateSites relating to commercial or residential real estate services, including renting, purchasing, selling or financing homes, offices, etc.
ReligionSites that deal with faith, human spirituality or religious beliefs, including sites of churches, synagogues, mosques and other houses of worship.
Restaurants & FoodSites that list, review, promote or advertise food, dining or catering services. Includes sites for recipes sites, cooking instruction and tips, food products, and wine advisors.
Search Engines & PortalsSites enabling the searching of the Web, newsgroups, images, directories, and other online content. Includes portal and directory sites such as white/yellow pages.
Self-HarmSites that promote actions that are relating to harming oneself, such as suicide, anorexia, bulimia, etc.
Sex EducationSites relating to sex education, including subjects such as respect for partner, abortion, gay and lesbian lifestyle, contraceptives, sexually transmitted diseases, and pregnancy.
ShoppingSites for online shopping, catalogs, online ordering, auctions, classified ads. Excludes shopping for products and services exclusively covered by another category such as health & medicine.
Social NetworkingSites that enable social networking for online communities of various topics, for friendship, or/and dating.
Spam sitesSites that have been promoted through spam techniques.
SportsSites relating to sports teams, fan clubs, scores and sports news. Relates to all sports, whether professional or recreational.
Streaming Media & DownloadsSites that deliver streaming content, such as Internet radio, Internet TV or MP3 and live or archived media download sites. Includes fan sites, or official sites run by musicians, bands, or record labels.
TranslatorsSites that translate Web pages or phrases from one language to another. These sites bypass the proxy server, presenting the risk that unauthorized content may be accessed, similar to using an anonymizer.
TransportationSites that include information about motor vehicles such as cars, motorcycles, boats, trucks, RVs and the like, including online purchase sites. Includes manufacturer sites, dealerships, review sites, pricing, enthusiasts clubs, etc.
TravelSites that provide travel and tourism information or online booking or travel services such as airlines, accommodations, car rentals. Includes regional or city information sites.
ViolenceSites that contain images or text depicting or advocating physical assault against humans, animals, or institutions. Sites of a particularly gruesome nature. Sites that contain profanity.
WeaponsSites that depict, sell, review or describe guns and weapons, including for sport.
Web-based EmailSites that enables users to send and receive email through a web-accessible email account.


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