Archive for the Web Filtering 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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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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Government Web Filtering in the UK

In mid-2013, British Prime Minister, David Cameron, began a push to block pornographic material on the Web in UK households. Under the new legislation, porn would be filtered by default and citizens would have to opt-in to view such adult content. Enforcement of such an ambitious initiative comes with many content categorization and technical challenges, not just in the UK, but within any internet service provider infrastructure.

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Adult Content Accessible at U.S. WiFi Hotspots

Wi-Fi hotspots commonly found in many American coffee shops, restaurants and other popular after-school hang outs are providing kids with what they demand – free Internet access. This may help keep them connected with family or friends, in addition to sparing parents from costly data plan overages, but the complimentary Web access was proven to come with a twist in an Adaptive Mobile independent study. The adult, dating, extremist, drug, gambling and other similarly objectionable content typically blocked at home by some type of parental controls solution is easily accessible by kids at these Wi-Fi locations.

 

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Why the Magic Behind Kerio Web Filter Makes Your Network Much More Secure

An Interview with Jeff Finn, CEO of zvelo

You have the firewall that blocks incoming viruses, worms and spyware. However, if you are not utilizing web filtering, your IT security solution is not complete. Jeff Finn, CEO of zvelo, recently interviewed with Kerio, a zvelo OEM Partner, about zvelo’s web categorization services used in the Kerio Web Filter.

 

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What Drives Organizational Web Filtering?

Network administrators and businesses install web filtering on networks for a variety of reasons ranging from compliance and legal requirements to worker productivity issues. To gain some insight, zvelo surveyed network administrators, customers, readers, and security professionals to identify the most important drivers behind web filtering. Below are the results:

 

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Obfuscated URLs no match for zvelo

Researchers at Kaspersky labs have discovered a new banking malware campaign that uses an old trick to obfuscate malicious URLs. Rather than using a domain name or IP address for their malicious link the URL is converted to numerical bases such as octal or hexadecimal formats. These formats are supported by major browsers and serve the purpose of tricking users into following the link and infecting their machine.

 

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