How do I block specific file types?

Using Web Filter, you can block specific file types. 

  1. Go to Apps > Web Filter > Rules.
  2. Here, you can create rules to block file types by using conditions for "HTTP: Request File Extension" and "HTTP: Response File Extension". 
    • Due to the way information is delivered by a website after it is requested, it is best to create two rules, each rule using one of the two condition types above. 
    • Do not place both conditions in one rule; use a separate rule for each condition.
  3. Add the file type(s) you wish to block without a period. If you are adding multiple file types separate them with a comma and no spaces.
    Example: If you want to block any files with .exe you would add exe as the value in the rule.

  4. For Action, choose Block.


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