Deny Page Tests

Overview

This site allows you to test which categories have been allowed or blocked by a Netsweeper compatible filter. However, deployment and configuration modifications on your system may affect the accuracy of this test. In addition, the test may only indicate that the policy blocks a specific website and not all websites in a category. For example, blocking or allowing http://netsweeper.com will affect the results of this test. Please refer to the How it works section for more information.

Disabling this tool

If you want to hide the filtering configuration from the users on your network, you can disable this tool. Log in to the WebAdmin by going to http://webadmin.netsweeper.com, Go to URL Tools, URL List Manager and add http://denypagetests.netsweeper.com to the System Deny List.

Filtering Results

Click the Start Deny Page Test button below to begin the test. The application will cycle through the entire list of categories. Alternatively, you can click a specific category you wish to test.

The following are the filtering results:

    Green indicates the specific category is allowed.
    Red indicates the specific category has been blocked.
    Gray indicates the category has not been tested or the result could not be processed.

If you wish to recheck the category you can click the Start Deny Page Test button below, or click an individual category.

Filtering Results
Abortions29
Adult Image230
Advertising38
Adware17
Alcohol160
Alternative Lifestyles41
Arts and Culture2
Classifieds39
Criminal Skills4
Culinary55
Directory249
Education50
Educational Games36
Entertainment8
Environmental56
Extreme9
Gambling10
Games11
General45
General News12
Hate Speech13
Host is an IP244
Humor14
Images253
Infected Hosts59
Intimate Apparel34
Intranet Servers243
Investing15
Job Search16
Journals and Blogs1
Legal58
Malformed URL247
Match Making6
Matrimonial44
Medication52
Network Timeout246
Network Unavailable252
New URL254
No Text248
Nudity3
Occult5
Parked46
Pay to Surf42
Peer to Peer43
Phishing18
Phone Cards48
Political20
Pornography23
Portals37
Profanity170
Real Estate51
Redirector Page47
Religion26
Remote Access Tools49
Safe Search245
Sales19
Search Engine28
Search Keywords250
Self Help22
Sex Education27
Social Networking33
Sports24
Streaming Media57
Substance Abuse7
Technology31
Tobacco30
Travel25
Under Construction40
Viruses21
Weapons166
Web Chat54
Web E-mail53
Web Proxy32
Web Storage35

Interpreting the Test Results

If the above indicates that your filtering configuration allows all of the categories, and browsing to http://webadmin.netsweeper.com does not redirect you to the Webadmin login page, Netsweeper is probably not filtering your workstation. If this is the case, you may want to confirm that the workstation is on a filtered network.

To confirm that your workstation is on the filtered network, review the Request Log in the WebAdmin to see whether the log shows your attempts to browse to http://denypagetests.netsweeper.com

If you question the tests allow and deny results, you may also want to check your policy's allow and deny settings in the WebAdmin. You can log in to the device filtering your requests by going to http://webadmin.netsweeper.com

How it works

This test will generate automatic requests to specific pre-categorized URIs. For example, http://denypagetests.netsweeper.com/category/catno/23, is categorized as the Pornography. When checking the Pornography category, this test will make a request to the URI of http://denypagetests.netsweeper.com/category/catno/23. If this is blocked or redirected to another page, we consider the Pornography category blocked.

This web page generates requests to each URI looking for the "Allowed" HTTP response header. If this header is found and the HTTP response code is a 200 OK, we assume this page properly loaded and therefore was allowed.

This test does not test Netsweeper Categorization Technology. It simply tests if a category has been allowed or blocked.

























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