How To Set Up Content Filtering on Meraki MX Devices

By July 23, 2020September 23rd, 2020Blog, Cisco, Networking
Meraki Devices

Content filtering blocks certain categories of websites based on organizational needs/policies.  Here’s a quick walkthrough of how to set this up for Meraki MX devices:

Step 1: On the Meraki Dashboard, navigate to Security & SD-WAN > Configure > Content Filtering.

Step 2: Identity-based policy authentication can be used through Active Directory:

Content Filtering in the Meraki Dashboard

Use content filtering with Active Directory

Step 3: Category filtering is the quickest way to block whole categories.

Content filtering by category Meraki screenshot

Step 4: Configure any web search filtering along with YouTube restriction filtering.

Web search and youtube network filtering with Meraki

Step 5: Next, go to URL blocking to block or whitelist any specific URLs or patterns

URL filtering in Meraki Dashboard

Note: The whitelist always takes precedence over the blocklist, so a request that matches both lists will be allowed

Save changes to content filtering policies
Step 6: Save your changes to the dashboard.

Alison Wallick, PEI

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