I have checked the clients and it does appear the policy is applied to the client. I have rebooted the firewall and restarted the browser, as well. Below is a picture of what I have in the Group Policies window. For every *.url.com/* there is a url.com/*. Am I using the wildcards incorrectly? I manage another different kind of firewall that uses this type of URL whitelisting.
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I am trying to create a security environment for a device to block all internet traffic except for the X amount of websites I have specified. I created a group policy for this device and I have tried varying configuration settings. I have denied all HTTP/S traffic in the firewall rules, but listed all the whitelisted websites and it doesn't work nor was I expecting this to work. I have allowed all HTTP/S traffic outbound in the firewall rules, used an * in the Blocked URL Patterns, and added all the whitelist sites and I can't get anywhere. I get a denied message at all HTTP sites and HTTPS websites won't even load. Lastly, I have allowed all HTTP/S traffic in the firewall rules, put nothing in the Blocked URL Patterns, all the same whitelisted pages, and I can go anywhere on the internet, which I expected. I want to say that my second configuration is how it's supposed to work, but I'm rather new using this device. Any and all help is appreciated.
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