The “Traffic categories” module is located in the “Users and statistics” module. This module can be used to combine many ip-addresses and URLs (Uniform Resource Locator) and the extentions of the URL, search queries, mime-types in categories. The traffic categories are used for deny rules, allow rules and proxy exceptions in the “Rulesets” module for choosing it in the “Destination URL” field for some users or user groups.
In the module window you can see all created traffic categories groups. The pre-defined groups cannot be edited or removed, you can only export the content. The groups with the Kaspresky Lab logo will be filled if the corresponding module is bought. The same, groups with the SkyDNS logo (the blue and black shield) will be filled if the corresponding module is bought. Other modules that are either built-iin or created by user, will have a book volume logo.
To create your own traffic category, that will contain a set of ip-addresses, URLs, extensions, search queries or mime-types, you need to press the “Add” button and choose the “Traffic category”.
Then the dialog window with some tabs will be shown. In the first tab you are required to enter the name for the traffic category and, if necessary, its description. The “Addresses” tab is meant for URLs and ip-addresses. The “Extensions” tab is for all kinds of extensions, this option allows proxy server to work with the extensions when it's processing URLs - to find it and to perform an appropriate action (allow/deny/except). At the “Search quesry” tab you can enter words or phrases, and, if proxy server will discover it in a URL, it will perform an appropriate action (allow/deny/except). On the “Mime-types” tab you can enter standardized mime-headers and mime-extensions of the files. If proxy server will discover the mime-type in a URL, it will perform an appropriate action (allow/deny/except).
If it's necessary to save a rule list, in each tab there's an export function for these purposes. Also, it works the other way around: if there is a file in *.txt format, you can import it, using the “Import” button.
If you need to combine several groups of traffic under one name, you can use the “Add” button and then choose the “Traffic catefory group” button. In ICS CUBE interface you can use drag-and-drop to drag categories to a group.
For compoding, editing and actualization process optimization in the groups of values in the “Addresses”, “Extensions”, “Search queries” and “Mime-types” tabs you can choose “Automatic traffic category” and set a URL, and at the “General” tab, where the appropriate text files are located, and also to set a frequensy for this files updating.
Automatic traffic categories will have a book-and-chain logo. You can select the automatic category to update it manually. The “Minust blocked sites list” and “Roskomnadzor blocked files list” don't contain URLs at first. You need an update licence to retrieve these URL lists.