Web content filtering now generally available for Windows enterprise customers


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Microsoft has announced that web content filtering has reached general availability and is now available for all Windows enterprise customers.

"The Microsoft Defender for Endpoint team is pleased to announce the general availability of web content filtering for our customers on Windows," said Thomas Doucette, a Program Manager at Microsoft.

"Over the past six months, we have focused on redesigning our reporting infrastructure to ensure that customers can access web content filtering reports in a reliable, performant manner."

Doucette added that web content filtering reports are now updated on a regular basis, and they can be viewed via the new Microsoft 365 Defender portal available at security.microsoft.com

Blocks that haven't yet been added to the reports can also be accessed through the Advanced Hunting and Device Timeline to make it easier to investigate block events across the entire organization.

Admins can also customize web content filtering categories via the Microsoft 365 Defender portal if any false positives occur.

More info on the full list of block categories and detailed descriptions for each category is available in the official Web content filtering documentation.