Archive for the URL Categorization Category






EU Increases Pressure to Combat Terrorism Content Online

EU Increases Pressure to Combat Terrorism Content Online
EU Increases Pressure to Combat Terrorism Content Online Last week, we announced that we will be extending zveloDB™ URL categorization support to include eight (8) new categories. The new categories represent a number of emergent topics and threats including Cryptocurrency, Cryptocurrency Mining, Fake News, Terrorism, and more. These topics have a significant—and growing—presence online and we’re excited about how these new categories will empower our OEM partners to provide a safer and more usable internet [...]Read more

Real-Time Malware, Miscat, Terrorism & Porn Protection Extended to zveloDB

The frequently changing content of social networking, blogs and other popular websites presents a huge challenge for web content filtering and endpoint security vendors. Web filtering vendors must provide a reliable application to allow IT professionals within SMB or enterprise networks the ability to instantly detect and block malicious websites, or legitimate websites that have been compromised, in order to thwart web attacks that can compromise intellectual property. The real-time capability to block adult, porn, criminal, hate and other inappropriate web content must also be extended to corporations, organizations and end-users alike. zvelo has long offered real-time protection to the customers of its OEM Partners that have utilized the zveloNET™ cloud network. Now, those OEMs that have integrated the local SDK deployment option of zvelo’s URL database will benefit from the same real-time protection with zvelo Instant Protection™(read the official press release).

 

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Full Path URL Categorization and Content Distribution Networks (CDNs)

Full Path URL Categorization and Content Distribution Networks (CDNs)

By Eric Watkins, Senior Malicious Detection Researcher at zvelo Earlier this  month, I came across a use case that capitalizes on the value of full path content categorization. Before discussing this use case in detail, let’s go over the definition of a content distribution network (CDN) and also highlight a few key strengths of full path URL categorization.   A content distribution network (CDN) is designed to optimize web usage by distributing the content from […]

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Top 8 Reasons DMOZ, The Directory of the Web, is Dead (EOL)

Top 8 Reasons DMOZ, The Directory of the Web, is Dead (EOL)

It was announced on February 28, 2017 that DMOZ officially closes down on March 14, 2017 –  dmoz.org will no longer be available. The public forum, sponsored by members of the registered DMOZ editor community will remain open. Rich Skrenta and Bob Truel (together as Gnuhoo) founded DMOZ in 1998 while they working for Sun Microsystems. DMOZ was acquired by Netscape Communications Corporation in October 1998 and was renamed the Open Directory Project. Netscape was […]

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Fake News: Understanding the Problem and the Challenge with its Classification

  With the recent, polarizing U.S. Presidential election, the topic of fake news has come up often. The national conversation about it is usually centered around two topics:  how much it has influenced and continues to influence the political opinions of Americans who frequent social media, and how something needs to be done to better identify and filter it out. At zvelo, since web categorization is our bread and butter, this is a very important […]

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Content Categorization Using Distributed Artificial Intelligence

Content Categorization Using Distributed Artificial Intelligence

Content Categorization Using Distributed Artificial Intelligence –  Q&A with a zvelo’s Chief AI Scientist The technology company known for categorizing the web, zvelo, has found many applications for artificial intelligence and machine learning. In this brief question and answer session with its Artificial Intelligence Chief Scientist, Dr. Ignacio Giraldez, discover how zvelo uses artificial intelligence, distributed artificial intelligence, and machine learning for the its content categorization. Q: What is AI? A: Artificial intelligence uses machine […]

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To WWW or Not to WWW? – zvelo categorization

If one performs the search “use www or not,” well over a billion results in many of the most popular search engines are returned. The focus of each result may differ. For zvelo, the usage is irrelevant because its contextual categorization processes are designed to identify and handle each component of a URL. At a simplistic view, the basic components of a URL are the following:

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Embedded URL Categorization for Web Content Filtering OEMs

If the top Google suggestions for “how to get around” prove anything, it’s that people want access to websites like Facebook and YouTube during times and at places where such web usage is normally prohibited. In fact, “how to get around blocked sites” is the number one “get around” topic suggestion on Google. Students seek ways to thwart content filters at schools, and employees try to outwit the policy management controls of enterprise networks.

 

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