Fortiguard Web Blocking Service

Acadia's web filtering is performed using the Fortiguard services provided by Fortinet Inc. (https://www.fortinet.com/)

All websites URLs visited through Acadia's firewall are inspected by the Fortiguard service and is assessed if it should be blocked. Fortiguard worldwide inspects websites and places them in categories such as “Advertising”, “Sports”, or “Web Chat”.

Acadia has blocked the following categories that Fortiguard uses:

  • Malicious Websites
  • Phishing
  • Spam URLs
  • Unrated
  • Newly Observed Domains
  • Newly Registered Domains

Upon visiting a site currently being block you will receive the following error: 

You have tried to access a web page which is in violation of your internet usage policy due to its current content.
The original content of this website may have recently changed resulting in its blocking.

URL: Example_bad_website.com/ 
Category: Malicious Websites 
Client IP: 131.162.xxx.xxx 
Server IP: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx 
User name: 
Group name: 
Policy ID: 61

The site you have attempted to visit is listed in a blocked category.

 

To verify the current website category associated with a URL you can visit the Fortiguard Website and use the “Web Filter Lookup” tool to search for the URL in question.
You may “Request a Review” of the URL by Fortinet Inc. so its category may be changed to one not actively being blocked by Acadia.
Reviews are generally processed and updated within 24 hours and are performed by Fortinet Inc..

A requested review of a website blocked status will not always result in the reversal of a blocked status. 

 

 

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Article ID: 547
Created
Fri 1/26/18 9:00 AM
Modified
Wed 9/4/19 1:11 PM