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Customizing Filter Lists

Note: This topic applies to the Edinburgh Release.

A filter list is a collection of URLs, domains, phrases, lists of file types, security rules, or any combination of these. The Smoothwall System comes installed with a range of Standard Categories. You can define new categories of content for use in web filter policies to suit your organizations needs.

Within the user portal, you can add or remove URLs, domains, and phrases from filter lists, but you cannot add or remove filter lists themselves.

To adjust the filter lists, do the following:

1. Log in to the user portal — see Accessing the User Portal.
2. Go to FILTER > LIST.

3. Highlight the relevant list, and click an entry under either Websites or Search terms.
4. Either add, or remove, domains and search terms for this list.
5. Click Save.

Note: For Multi-Tenant licensed systems, only those categories owned by the logged in tenant are shown. Global categories, including those owned by the central administrator, are not available for editing.