New Content Categories
We're adding some new content categories to Umbrella.
The addition of these new categories does not impact your existing policies until used as part of your policy. You can create new policies with these new categories or update existing policies to include these new categories. For more information about content categories, see "Understanding Content Categories".
If you have any questions about this change and how it might impact your policies, feel free to contact support.
New Content Categories:
- Arts—Galleries and exhibitions; artists and art; photography; literature and books; performing arts and theater; musicals; ballet; museums; design; architecture. Cinema and television are classified as Entertainment.
- Astrology—Astrology; horoscope; fortune telling; numerology; psychic advice; tarot.
- Computer Security—Offering security products and services for corporate and home users.
- Digital Postcards—Dating, online personals, matrimonial agencies.
- Dining and Drinking—Eating and drinking establishments; restaurants, bars, taverns, and pubs; restaurant guides and reviews.
- DIY Projects—Guidance and information to create, improve, modify, decorate and repair something without the aid of experts or professionals.
- Dynamic and Residential—IP addresses of broadband links that usually indicates users attempting to access their home network, for example for a remote session to a home computer.
- Fashion—Clothing and fashion; hair salons; cosmetics; accessories; jewelry; perfume; pictures and text relating to body modification; tattoos and piercing; modeling agencies. Dermatological products are classified as Health and Nutrition.
- File Transfer Services—File transfer services with the primary purpose of providing download services and hosted file sharing.
- Freeware and Shareware—Providing downloads of free and shareware software.
- Hacking—Discussing ways to bypass the security of websites, software, and computers.
- Hunting—Professional or sports hunting, gun clubs, and other hunting related sites.
- Illegal Activities—Promoting crime, such as stealing, fraud, illegally accessing telephone networks; computer viruses; terrorism, bombs, and anarchy; websites depicting murder and suicide as well as explaining ways to commit them.
- Illegal Downloads—Providing the ability to download software or other materials, serial numbers, key generators, and tools for bypassing software protection in violation of copyright agreements. Torrents are classified as Peer File Transfer.
- Infrastructure—Content delivery infrastructure and dynamically generated content; websites that cannot be classified more specifically because they are secured or otherwise difficult to classify.
- Internet Telephony—Telephonic services using the Internet.
- Lotteries—Sweepstakes, contests, and state-sponsored lotteries.
- Military—Military, such as the armed forces, military bases, military organizations, anti-terrorism.
- Mobile Phones—Short Message Services (SMS); ringtones and mobile phone downloads. Cellular carrier websites are included in the Business and Industry category.
- Nature—Natural resources; ecology and conservation; forests; wilderness; plants; flowers; forest conservation; forest, wilderness, and forestry practices; forest management (reforestation, forest protection, conservation, harvesting, forest health, thinning, and prescribed burning); agricultural practices (agriculture, gardening, horticulture, landscaping, planting, weed control, irrigation, pruning, and harvesting); pollution issues (air quality, hazardous waste, pollution prevention, recycling, waste management, water quality, and the environmental cleanup industry); animals, pets, livestock, and zoology; biology; botany.
- Online Meetings—Online meetings, desktop sharing, remote access and other tools that facilitate multi-location collaboration.
- Online Trading—Online brokerages; websites that enable the user to trade stocks online; information relating to the stock market, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, brokers, stock analysis and commentary, stock screens, stock charts, IPOs, stock splits. Services for spread betting on stocks and shares are classified as Gambling. Other financial services are classified as Finance.
- Organizational Email—Websites used to access business email (often via Outlook Web Access).
- Paranormal—UFOs, ghosts, cryptid, telekinesis, urban legends, and myths.
- Personal Sites—Websites about and from private individuals; personal homepage servers; websites with personal contents; personal blogs with no particular theme.
- Personal VPN—Virtual private network (VPN) sites or tools that are typically for personal use and may or may not be approved for corporate usage.
- Professional Networking—Social networking for the purpose of career or professional development. See also Social Networking.
- Real Estate—Information that would support the search for real estate; office and commercial space; real estate listings, such as rentals, apartments, and homes; house building.
- SaaS and B2B—Web portals for online business services; online meetings.
- Safe for Kids—Factual websites dealing with sex; sexual health; contraception; pregnancy.
- Science and Technology—Science and technology, such as aerospace, electronics, engineering, mathematics, and other similar subjects; space exploration; meteorology; geography; environment; energy (fossil, nuclear, renewable); communications (telephones, telecommunications).
- Sex Education—Factual websites dealing with sex; sexual health; contraception; pregnancy.
- Social Science—Sciences and history related to society; archaeology; anthropology; cultural studies; history; linguistics; geography; philosophy; psychology; women's studies.
- Society and Culture—Family and relationships; ethnicity; social organizations; genealogy; seniors; child-care.
- Software Updates—Websites that host updates for software packages.
- Web Hosting—Website hosting; bandwidth services.
- Web Page Translation—Translation of web pages between languages.