URL filtering helps to ensure compliance with industry and government regulations, as well as with corporate-acceptable Internet use policies. Using the extensive Raytheon|Websense database, URL filtering in Secure Web Gateway Services controls access to websites and hundreds of web-based applications, protocols, and videos. Secure Web Gateway Services also blocks search results based on your applicable security policy, preventing the display of offensive search results or images. URL filtering is customizable, and it helps reduce and mitigate corporate exposure to web-based threats and data leakage. Enterprises today have to block access to certain websites based on content filtering. BIG-IP APM provides flexibility for enterprises to allow, block, or "confirm and continue" access for certain users to the Internet, specific websites, and web applications. This helps enterprises stay productive, while ensuring IT policy compliance and maintaining control over Internet and web application access.