How to block TikTok in 2022

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JozefH
Here to help

How to block TikTok in 2022

Hey there,

 

I went through some old posts and I still haven't found an easy way how to block TikTok. Not with BrightCloud, nor with the new Talos content filtering.

 

There is plethora of other social media / video & music, but I haven't found any TikTok category.

 

Any help please?

 

Thank you.

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AnythingHosted
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I think it's pretty poor that this doesn't appear in the list of Layer 7 firewall rules yet. How often is this updated? ICQ appears in the list though!

 

I went into content filtering and added this into the blocked url box, which seems to stop the web and app from working. 

tiktok.com
*.tiktok.com

 

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AnythingHosted
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I think it's pretty poor that this doesn't appear in the list of Layer 7 firewall rules yet. How often is this updated? ICQ appears in the list though!

 

I went into content filtering and added this into the blocked url box, which seems to stop the web and app from working. 

tiktok.com
*.tiktok.com

 

BrandonS
Kind of a big deal

I would run a packet capture while using TikTok from both mobile and desktop and then review the host names and IP addresses used so you can create some rules to block those specifics.  It may not be perfect, but should do the trick with some possibility you need to revisit again if they change some things.

Thank you both for the answers.

michjoh
Conversationalist

I have been trying to figure this out for a while also.  Based on the yelling from my 14 year old son that Tik Tok won't work I on his Iphone, I finally got it right when I added these to my firewall rules. 

 

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