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Defining Web Policies > File Blocking tab
File Blocking tab
 
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Click the File Blocking tab in the policy to configure file download blocking for categories that users are allowed to access according to your settings in the Web Categories tab. This capability allows your organization to restrict access to particular files from websites in some or all permitted categories, based on true file type, file extension, or size. For example, you could permit the category Sports, but block multimedia (audio and video) files from sites in the Sports category.
Under Advanced Options, you can block the upload of executable files, or define file download size limits, or size limits per category.
The following file blocking options are available:
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True file type blocking. True file types are detected during security analysis. Several predefined groups of file types (for example, common image files) are included on the File Blocking tab for ease of selection.
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For more details, see Blocking by file type.
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File extension blocking. This blocks files based solely on file extensions that you specify.
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For more details, see Blocking by file extension.
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Executable file upload blocking. This blocks the upload of any file identified as an executable. For more details, see Blocking executable file uploads.
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File size blocking. This blocks files based on the maximum size that you specify. You can block all files based on the following:
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