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About the List Catalog

Many rules use lists that you configure. To help keep lists organized, the List Catalog keeps track of all the types of lists used in policy rules. Each category in the List Catalog consists of user-defined and McAfee Enterprise-maintained lists.

User-Defined Lists

Initially, user-defined lists are empty. To populate a user-defined list with list items, you can add them individually or import them from a .csv file. McAfee Enterprise WGCS validates all list items and flags invalid items with error messages.

McAfee Enterprise-Maintained Lists

McAfee Enterprise maintains lists for you to use in policies and keeps them up-to-date. McAfee Enterprise-maintained lists are populated with list items and cannot be changed or deleted. There are two types of McAfee Enterprise lists:

  • Subscribed lists. These lists are updated dynamically when new information is available.

  • System lists. These lists only occasionally need updating.

Lists that are maintained by McAfee Enterprise can be identified in the List Catalog:

  • Names of subscribed lists that begin with "McAfee_" in the URL.

  • Names of system lists begin with "MWG_" in the URL.


URL category and media type lists

URL category and media type lists consist of list items that are selected from catalogs maintained by McAfee Enterprise. When you create these lists, you select the list items from the related catalog:

  • URL Category Catalog

  • Media Type Catalog

    When adding items from a catalog to a list, you can select from multiple categories in the catalog. For example, you can create a list named Custom Media Type List and add items from the Archives, Executables, and Text categories to the list.

'For example, the Skip Content Decryption for these Categories rule compares the category of the URL requested by the user to the list of URL categories configured for the rule. If there is a match, the web request is allowed to skip HTTPS decryption and processing continues with the next rule set. If there is no match, the web request is not allowed to skip HTTPS decryption.

In the List Catalog, list types include strings, regular expressions, and IP addresses. For example, you can configure a rule that allows all traffic sent from a list of client IP addresses. Lists simplify policy configuration.

The List Catalog consists of these list categories:

List Category Description
Certificate Authority Lists of trusted root CAs — These lists are used by many policy rules and features.
Host and Certificate Lists of host name and certificate pairs — These lists are used to allow certificates that are otherwise invalid. For example, they might be recently expired.
IP Lists of individual IPv4 or IPv6 addresses — These lists are used by many policy rules and features.
IP range

Lists of IPv4 or IPv6 address ranges — These lists are used by many policy rules and features.

Specify IP address ranges using:

  • A starting IP address and ending IP address separated by a hyphen

  • CIDR notation

Media type Lists of items selected from a McAfee Enterprise-maintained catalog of media type categories — You can create custom media type lists by selecting and deselecting categories and items in the catalog.
Number Lists of numbers — These lists are used by many policy rules and features. Lists of regular expressions — These lists are used for string matching.
Regular expression Format: Perl regular expression syntax
Lists of mixed URLs, host names, and IP addresses — These lists are used by policy rules and features that support smart match.
Smart Match  
URL Category  



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