UserGate URL Filtering Categories List

  • 1Very low
  • 2Low
  • 3Medium
  • 4High
  • 5Very high
4UnknownNot categorized
4Advertisements and Pop-UpsSites that provide advertising graphics or other ad content files that appear on Web pages.
2Alcohol and TobaccoSites that promote or sell alcohol- or tobacco-related products or services.
5AnonymizersSites that act as an intermediary for surfing to other websites in an anonymous fashion, whether to circumvent web filtering or for other reasons.
1ArtsSites with artistic content or relating to artistic institutions such as theaters, museums, galleries, dance companies, photography, and digital graphic resources.
1BusinessSites that provide business related information such as corporate web sites. Information, services, or products that help businesses of all sizes to do their day-to-day commercial activities.
1TransportationSites that include information about motor vehicles such as cars, motorcycles, boats, trucks, RVs and the like, including online purchase sites. Includes manufacturer sites, dealerships, review sites, pricing, enthusiasts clubs, etc.
3ChatSites that enable web-based exchange of real-time messages through chat services or chat rooms
1Kids sitesWebsites that are family and children oriented.
2Forums and NewsgroupsSites for sharing information in the form of newsgroups, forums, bulletin boards. Does not include personal blogs.
5CompromisedSites that have been compromised by someone other than the site owner in order to install malicious programs without the user's knowledge. Includes sites that may be vulnerable to a particular highrisk attack.
1Computers and TechnologySites that contain information such as product reviews, discussions, and news about computers, software, hardware, peripheral and computers services.
3Criminal ActivitySites that offer advice on how to commit illegal or criminal activities, or to avoid detection. These can include how to commit murder, build bombs, pick locks, etc. Also includes sites with information about illegal manipulation of electronic devices, hacking, fraud and illegal distribution of software.
3Dating and PersonalsSites that promote networking for interpersonal relationships such as dating and marriage. Includes sites for match-making, online dating, spousal introduction, escort services.
4Download SitesSites that contain downloadable software, whether shareware, freeware, or for a charge. Includes some peer-to-peer sites.
1EducationSites sponsored by educational institutions and schools of all types including distance education. Includes general educational and reference materials such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, online courses, teaching aids and discussion guides
2EntertainmentSites containing programming guides to television, movies, music and video (including video on demand), celebrity sites, and entertainment news.
2FinanceSites related to banking, finance, payment or investment, including banks, brokerages, online stock trading, stock quotes, fund management, insurance companies, credit unions, credit card companies, and so on.
4GamblingSites that offer or are related to online gambling, lottery, casinos and betting agencies involving chance.
2GamesSites relating to computer or other games, information about game producers, or how to obtain cheat codes. Game-related publication sites.
1GovernmentSites run by governmental or military organizations, departments, or agencies, including police departments, fire departments, customs bureaus, emergency services, civil defense, counterterrorism organizations and hospitals.
2Hate and IntoleranceSites that promote a supremacist political agenda, encouraging oppression of people or groups of people based on their race, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation or nationality.
2Health and MedicineSites containing information pertaining to health, healthcare services, fitness and wellbeing, including information about medical equipment, hospitals, drugstores, nursing, medicine, procedures, prescription medications, etc
2Illegal DrugSites with information on the purchase, manufacture, and use of illegal or recreational drugs and their paraphernalia, and misuse of prescription drugs and other compounds.
1Job SearchSites containing job listings, career information, assistance with job searches (such as resume writing, interviewing tips, etc.), employment agencies or head hunters.
3MilitaryInformation on military branches, armed services, and military history.
4Streaming Media and DownloadsSites that deliver streaming content, such as Internet radio, Internet TV or MP3 and live or archived media download sites. Includes fan sites, or official sites run by musicians, bands, or record labels.
1NewsSites covering news and current events such as newspapers, newswire services, personalized news services, broadcasting sites, and magazines.
2Non-profits and NGOsSites devoted to clubs, communities, unions, and non-profit organizations. Many of these groups exist for educational or charitable purposes.
2NuditySites that contain full or partial nudity that are not necessarily overtly sexual in intent. Includes sites that advertise or sell lingerie, intimate apparel, or swimwear.
3Personal SitesSites about or hosted by personal individuals, including those hosted on commercial sites such as Blogger, AOL, etc.
5Phishing and FraudSites that are used for deceptive or fraudulent purposes (e.g. phishing), such as stealing financial or other user account information. These sites are most often designed to appear as legitimate sites in order to mislead users into entering their credentials
1PoliticsSites that promote political parties or political advocacy, or provide information about political parties, interest groups, elections, legislation or lobbying. Also includes sites that offer legal information and advice.
5Pornography/Sexually ExplicitSites that contain explicit sexual content. Includes adult products such as sex toys, CD-ROMs, and videos, adult services such as videoconferencing, escort services, and strip clubs, erotic stories and textual descriptions of sexual acts.
2Real EstateSites relating to commercial or residential real estate services, including renting, purchasing, selling or financing homes, offices, etc.
2ReligionSites that deal with faith, human spirituality or religious beliefs, including sites of churches, synagogues, mosques and other houses of worship.
1Restaurants and DiningSites that list, review, promote or advertise food, dining or catering services. Includes sites for recipes sites, cooking instruction and tips, food products, and wine advisors.
1Search Engines and PortalsSites enabling the searching of the Web, newsgroups, images, directories, and other online content. Includes portal and directory sites such as white/yellow pages.
2ShoppingSites for online shopping, catalogs, online ordering, auctions, classified ads. Excludes shopping for products and services exclusively covered by another category such as health & medecine.
3Social NetworkingSites that enable social networking for online communities of various topics, for friendship, dating, or professional reasons.
5Spam SitesSites that have been promoted through spam techniques.
1SportsSites relating to sports teams, fan clubs, scores and sports news. Relates to all sports, whether professional or recreational.
5MalwareSites that install unwanted software on a user's computer with the intent to make system changes or enable third-party monitoring without the user's consent.
2Stock tradingPromotion and facilitation of securities trading and management of investment assets. Also includes information on financial investment strategies, quotes, and news.
1TranslatorsSites that translate Web pages or phrases from one language to another. These sites bypass the proxy server, presenting the risk that unauthorized content may be accessed, similar to using an anonymizer
1TravelSites that provide travel and tourism information or online booking or travel services such as airlines, accommodations, car rentals. Includes regional or city information sites.
2ViolenceSites that contain images or text depicting or advocating physical assault against humans, animals, or institutions. Sites of a particularly gruesome nature. Sites that contain profanity.
2WeaponsSites that depict, sell, review or describe guns and weapons, including for sport.
4Web-based EmailSites that enables users to send and receive email through a web-accessible email account.
3GeneralSites that do not clearly fall into other categories, for example, blank web pages
2Leisure and RecreationSites relating to recreational activities and hobbies including zoos, public recreation centers, pools, amusement parks, and hobbies such as gardening, literature, arts & crafts, home improvement, home décor, family, etc.
2Online training and toolsDistance education, online courses, vocational training, software training, skills training.
2LegalLegal websites, law firms, discussions and analysis of legal issues.
2Local InformationCity guides and tourist information, including restaurants, area information and local points of interest.
2Reference and ResearchPersonal, professional, or educational reference material, including online dictionaries, maps, library catalogues and scientific information.
1Technical or business forums and news groupsWebsites with discussions of user-generated content related to business or technical development.
1Technical information and documentationWebsites that provide information on technical information and documentation.
4Personal StorageWebsites that allow the uploading of files for remote data storage.
2CDNsContent distribution networks
2ProfanityWebsites which contain excessive use of profanity or obscenities.
2Professional social networksThe subset of social networking websites which includes content intended exclusively for businesses or professionals.
5BotnetsSites that manage networks of bots through command-and-control centers.
2CultsSites relating to non-traditional religious practice typically known as cults, that is, considered to be false, unorthodox, extremist, or coercive, with members often living under the direction of a charismatic leader.
2Fashion and BeautySites concerning fashion, jewelry, glamour, beauty, modeling, cosmetics or related products or services. Includes product reviews, comparisons, and general consumer information.
2Greeting cardsSites that allow people to send and receive greeting cards and postcards.
5HackingSites that promote or give advice about how to gain unauthorized access to proprietary computer systems, for the purpose of stealing information, perpetrating fraud, creating viruses, or committing other illegal activity related to theft of digital inform
5Cryptocurrency MiningSites that use cryptocurrency mining technology without user permission.
5Illegal SoftwareSites that illegally distribute software or copyrighted materials such as movies or music, software cracks, illicit serial numbers, illegal license key generators.
4Image SharingSites that host digital photographs and images, online photo albums and digital photo exchanges.
2Information SecuritySites that provide legitimate information about data protection, including newly discovered vulnerabilities and how to block them
3Instant MessagingSites that enable logging in to instant messaging services such as ICQ, AOL Instant Messenger, IRC, MSN, Jabber, Yahoo Messenger, and the like
1Network ErrorsSites that do not resolve to any IP address.
3Parked DomainsSites that are inactive, typically reserved for later use. They most often do not contain their own content, may simply say "under construction," "purchase this domain," or display advertisements.
4Peer-to-PeerSites that enable direct exchange of files between users without dependence on a central server.
4Private IP AddressesSites that are private IP addresses as defined in RFC 1918, that is, hosts that do not require access to hosts in other enterprises (or require just limited access) and whose IP address may be ambiguous between enterprises but are well defined within a certain enterprise.
2School CheatingSites that promote unethical practices such as cheating or plagiarism by providing test answers, written essays, research papers, or term papers.
2Sex EducationSites relating to sex education, including subjects such as respect for partner, abortion, gay and lesbian lifestyle, contraceptives, sexually transmitted diseases, and pregnancy.
3TastelessSites with offensive or tasteless content such as bathroom humor, or gruesome or even frightening content such as shocking depictions of blood or wounds, or cruel animal treatment.
2Child Abuse ImagesSites that portray or discuss children in sexual or other abusive acts
1Gay, Lesbian or BisexualWeb pages that cater to or discuss the gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender lifestyle.
2Literature and BooksWeb pages for published writings including fiction and non-fiction novels, poems and biographies.
2Nutrition and DietWeb pages on losing weight and eating healthy, diet plans, weight loss programs and food allergies.
2Pets and AnimalsWeb pages with information or products and services for pets and other animals including birds, fish, and insects.
2UpdatesAll sites with software updates, OS updates, security updates.
2Reputation: Low riskSites with low reputational risk. Web sites with no known security risks, but belonging to categories of sites that may be a risk.
3Reputation: Medium riskSites with medium reputational risk. Web sites that may be harmless, but belong to categories of sites that could harm your computer.
5Reputation: High riskSites with high reputational risk. Web sites that are confirmed to be a security risk.