Adding too many blocklist URLs in Content Filtering

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TLO3346
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Adding too many blocklist URLs in Content Filtering

Hello, 

I have thousands of URLs that I need to block in content filtering (around 20,000) will this put the SD WAN under too much load in anyway and affect performance?

 

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Inderdeep
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Re: Adding too many blocklist URLs in Content Filtering

@TLO3346 : there is no such limit define of the number of the URLs to be blocked as per my knowledge. I would say you try it and check experience !

Regards
Inderdeep Singh
www.thenetworkdna.com ( Awarded by Cisco IT Blogs award 2020)

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Inderdeep
Kind of a big deal

Re: Adding too many blocklist URLs in Content Filtering

@TLO3346 : there is no such limit define of the number of the URLs to be blocked as per my knowledge. I would say you try it and check experience !

Regards
Inderdeep Singh
www.thenetworkdna.com ( Awarded by Cisco IT Blogs award 2020)

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TLO3346
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Re: Adding too many blocklist URLs in Content Filtering

So far, no issues. 

Thank you.

Inderdeep
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Re: Adding too many blocklist URLs in Content Filtering

@TLO3346 : Good luck !

Regards
Inderdeep Singh
www.thenetworkdna.com ( Awarded by Cisco IT Blogs award 2020)
PhilipDAth
Kind of a big deal

Re: Adding too many blocklist URLs in Content Filtering

This seems like an old school way of doing things.  Any reason why you can't use the built-in content filtering and threat protection system which dynamically updates without you having to do anything?

 

It's probably doing something similar, but better.

TLO3346
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Re: Adding too many blocklist URLs in Content Filtering

Built in? Do you mean the category filtering?

The screenshot is of Content Filtering URL filtering.

Was told by company to do it.

AlexP
Meraki Employee

Re: Adding too many blocklist URLs in Content Filtering

This one's a popular internal question with newer people on our support team, so just for some additional context here: the pre-loaded categories contain hundreds of thousands, up to millions of URLs. Unless you're really determined, you're not likely to ever be able to outpace any of those 🙂

Inderdeep
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Re: Adding too many blocklist URLs in Content Filtering

@AlexP : Yeah correct, Hope @TLO3346 checked on pre-loaded URLs as well. 

Regards
Inderdeep Singh
www.thenetworkdna.com ( Awarded by Cisco IT Blogs award 2020)
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