DNS Content Category Changes

To align with Cisco Talos' Intelligence Categories, Umbrella is updating and migrating its content categories. Updates include the addition of new content categories, changes to current content categories, and the reclassification of some destinations. Listed here are the original content categories (now legacy Umbrella content categories) alongside the equivalent new Talos-based content categories.

Note: All new instances of Umbrella include Umbrella's new Talos-based content categories.

###Legacy Content Category Changes

Legacy CategoryTalos Category
Academic FraudCheating and Plagiarism
Adult Themes
BlogsOnline Communities
Business ServicesBusiness and Industry
ChatChat and Instant Messaging
DrugsIllegal Drugs
Educational InstitutionsEducation
File StorageOnline Storage and Backup
Financial InstitutionsFinance
Forums/Message BoardsOnline Communities
German Youth ProtectionRegional Restricted Sites (Germany)
GovernmentGovernment and Law
Hate/DiscriminationHate speech
Health and FitnessHealth and Medicine
Instant MessagingChat and Instant Messaging
Regional Restricted Sites (Italy)
Jobs/EmploymentJob Search
Lingerie/BikiniLingerie and Swimsuits
MoviesStreaming Video
MusicStreaming Audio
Non-profitsNon-governmental Organizations
NudityNon-sexual Nudity
P2P/File SharingPeer File Transfer
Photo SharingPhoto Search and Images
PodcastsStreaming Audio
PortalsSearch Engines and Portals
Proxy/AnonymizerFilter Avoidance
RadioStreaming Audio
Search EnginesSearch Engines and Portals
Software/TechnologyComputers and Internet
SportsSports and Recreation
TelevisionStreaming Video
TerrorismTerrorism and Violent Extremism
Video SharingStreaming Video
Visual Search EnginesPhoto Search and Images
WebmailWeb-based Email

Note: Legacy categories Adware and Web Spam are deprecated and will not be migrated to new categories. Any destinations that currently fall under these categories are covered by equivalent security categories Malware and Phishing Attacks. For more information, see DNS Security Categories. Additionally, Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) will be migrated automatically to Child Abuse Content (CAC) and is not expected to be visible in the migration tool. The IWF destination feed will be fully ingested into CAC, and will remain a part of the CAC category's data feed.

###New Content Categories
In addition to legacy content categories migrating to Talos content categories, Umbrella added new content categories from Talos. For full content category definitions, see DNS Content Categories.

  • Advertisements
  • Animals and Pets
  • Cannabis
  • Cloud and Data Centers
  • Conventions, Conferences and Trade Shows
  • Cryptocurrency
  • DNS over HTTPS (DoH) and DNS over TLS (Transport Layer Security)
  • Internet of Things
  • Museums
  • Not Actionable
  • Online Document Sharing and Collaboration
  • Private IP Addresses as Host
  • Recipes and Food
  • Regional Restricted Sites (Great Britain)
  • Regional Restricted Sites (Poland)
  • Web Cache and Archives

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