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About DNSWatch Block Pages

When DNSWatch denies the connection to a website at a suspicious domain, a block page appears in the browser. There are two block page types:

Security Block Page

The security block page appears when a user tries to get access to a malicious domain. The block page informs the user that the website was blocked and provides a short exercise to help educate the user about how to avoid phishing attacks.

Content Block Page

The content block page appears when a user tries to get access to a domain that is not considered malicious but is blocked by a content filter policy.

DNSWatch Content Block Page

You can add custom messages to block pages that appear when users try to get access to malicious or filtered content on a protected network. When a user is not on a protected network, the standard block page appears.

Block Page Overview

This table shows when different block pages appear to users:

DNSWatchGO Client Installed Device Location Blocked Domain Block Page Type Where to Configure
Yes On a protected network Malicious Security Settings > Security Block Page Content
Filtered content Content Configure > Content Filtering Policies > Block Page tab
No On a protected network Malicious Security Settings > Security Block Page Content
Filtered content Content Configure > Content Filtering Policies > Block Page tab
Yes Not on a protected network Malicious Security Not configurable
Filtered content Content Not configurable

See Also

About WatchGuard DNSWatch

Customize DNSWatch Block Pages

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