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Securely Logging & Tracing HTTP Requests in Go

Securely Logging & Tracing HTTP Requests in Go

I was recently debugging a nasty issue in one of our backend services and needed to view the exact HTTP request & response being sent to an authentication server. Fortunately, Go’s standard library provides..

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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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Looking to the Future of Application Infrastructure with Kubernetes: Featuring kops and AWS – Part 2 of 2

Looking to the Future of Application Infrastructure with Kubernetes:  Featuring kops and AWS – Part 2 of 2

by Mathew Branyon, Data Operations Engineer at zvelo, Inc. In my last post, we explored reasons why we would want to use the container orchestration tool kubernetes to manage deployment of our applications. Of the numerous choices of  tools available to deploy Kubernetes, we’ve chosen kops because it works really well with Amazon Web Service (AWS). Now that we have chosen kops and AWS, let’s take a closer look at how to use them. What […]

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The Drum Cites the launch of zvelo’s Invalid Traffic Dataset to Help Eliminate Wasteful Ad Spending

The Drum Cites the launch of zvelo’s Invalid Traffic Dataset to Help Eliminate Wasteful Ad Spending

Marketing chiefs from the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) met with the heads of the trade group Trustworthy Action Group (TAG) to discuss how best to broach the matter of ad fraud, which is forecast to cost the industry in excess of $16bn this year alone, this week, amid wider efforts to meet this need from tech vendors. *****The following article, by Lisa Lacy, appears in the news section  on The Drum’s web site and was originally […]

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zvelo Donated an Afternoon to Volunteer at Project C.U.R.E.

zvelo Donated an Afternoon to Volunteer at Project C.U.R.E.

After zvelo held its Q1 Quarterly Company Meeting in the morning, its employees headed over to Project C.U.R.E.’s International Headquarters in nearby Centennial, Colorado. Project C.U.R.E. (Commission on Urgent Relief and Equipment) was founded in 1987 and its mission is to identify, solicit, collect, sort and distribute medical supplies and services according to the imperative needs of the world. In addition to its largest distribution center in Colorado, Project C.U.R.E. also has five other distribution centers […]

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Looking to the Future of Application Infrastructure with Kubernetes: Featuring kops and AWS (Part 1 of 2)

Looking to the Future of Application Infrastructure with Kubernetes:  Featuring kops and AWS (Part 1 of 2)

by Mathew Branyon, Data Operations Engineer at zvelo, Inc. For little over a year now, zvelo has been transitioning our infrastructure to the Kubernetes platform.  Developed by Google, Kubernetes is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. Using Kubernetes allows us extreme flexibility with our applications, both horizontally and vertically. In this blog entry, I will share how we arrived at the decision to move to production grade container orchestration […]

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Inside the zvelo Free Bot Detection Service

Unlimited Bot Detection and Dashboard Access? For Free?! Customers are rightfully cautious when they hear that something is free. Through anecdotal experience, one would typically ask, “What’s the catch?” Or at the very least they assume that they are getting a trial version of a full product. The choice to make our Bot Detection offering completely free was an easy one for us. In order to gauge the importance that the industry places on bot [...]Read more

IoT, Botnets and DDOS: Avoid Becoming Part of the Problem

IoT, Botnets and DDOS: Avoid Becoming Part of the Problem

IoT, Botnets and DDOS: Avoid Becoming Part of the Problem Recently, hackers successfully unleashed an absolutely massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack that swiftly knocked some popular websites offline, including Twitter, Spotify, Amazon and even GitHub. DDoS attacks are of course nothing new, but the latest attack was unique. Primarily because of its scale, but also because it was carried out with a botnet utilizing Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices, as opposed to […]

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zvelo On The Go: An Interview With Joshua Rubin

zvelo On The Go: An Interview With Joshua Rubin

zvelo On The Go: An Interview With Our Principal Engineer, Joshua Rubin We recently caught up with Joshua Rubin, our Principal Engineer, who provided some great insight into Go (Golang), one of the tools the engineers use here at zvelo. – Why use Go instead of the the “older/mature” languages like C++ or even Java for backend development? Go was designed from the beginning to solve Google’s problems. It just happens that zvelo faces many […]

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zvelo Spent the Week with over 20,000 Hackers at DEF CON 24 (Final Thoughts)

zvelo Spent the Week with over 20,000 Hackers at DEF CON 24 (Final Thoughts)

zvelo Spent the Week with over 20,000 Hackers at DEF CON 24 — Wraping it all up (Pt. 4) DEF CON is one of the largest, (if not the largest), hacker conferences in the world. Held over four days every August in Las Vegas, DEF CON is now in its 24th year and is bigger, better — and scarier — than ever. Our Senior Malicious Detection Researcher, Eric Watkins, participated again this year and provided […]

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Bot Fraud: Malware bots vs. Ad-fraud bots

Bot Fraud: Malware bots vs. Ad-fraud bots

Bot Fraud: Malware Bots vs. Ad-fraud Bots The size and magnitude of the Malware and Ad-fraud bot problem is immense and growing. And, as bots continue to proliferate, there’s important distinctions to point out between Malware bots and Ad-fraud bots.  At zvelo, we’re always looking for ways our data can detect and mitigate bad bots and equip the smart minds who are working on solutions to stay one step ahead of the bad guys. Let’s […]

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zvelo Spent the Week with over 20,000 Hackers at DEF CON 24 (Pt. 3)

zvelo Spent the Week with over 20,000 Hackers at DEF CON 24 (Pt. 3)

zvelo Spent the Week with over 20,000 Hackers at DEF CON 24 — Here’s What We Saw (Pt. 3) DEF CON is one of the largest, (if not the largest), hacker conferences in the world. Held over four days every August in Las Vegas, DEF CON is now in its 24th year and is bigger, better — and scarier — than ever. Our Senior Malicious Detection Researcher, Eric Watkins, participated again this year and provided […]

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zvelo Spent the Week with over 20,000 Hackers at DEF CON 24 (Pt. 2)

zvelo Spent the Week with over 20,000 Hackers at DEF CON 24 (Pt. 2)

zvelo Spent the Week with over 20,000 Hackers at DEF CON 24 — Here’s What We Saw DEF CON is one of the largest, (if not the largest), hacker conferences in the world. Held over four days every August in Las Vegas, DEF CON is now in its 24th year and is bigger, better — and scarier — than ever. Our Senior Malicious Detection Researcher, Eric Watkins, participated again this year and provided a great […]

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zvelo Announces New Contract with Fast-Growing Demand Side Platform (DSP)

zvelo Announces New Contract with Fast-Growing Demand Side Platform (DSP)

DSP to integrate zvelo content, objectionable, malicious and IVT datasets to strengthen Brand Safety, improve Ad Targeting and fight fraud We’re excited to announce that a fast-growing DSP has signed a contract to integrate zvelo content, objectionable, malicious and IVT datasets to strengthen Brand Safety. The company will use these datasets to improve ad targeting, strengthen the their brand safety offering and help to eliminate ad fraud in their programmatic buying platform. You can read […]

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zvelo Spent the Week with over 20,000 Hackers at DEF CON 24

zvelo Spent the Week with over 20,000 Hackers at DEF CON 24

zvelo Spent the Week with over 20,000 Hackers at DEF CON 24 — Here’s What We Saw DEF CON is one of the largest, (if not the largest), hacker conferences in the world. Held over four days every August in Las Vegas, DEF CON is now in it’s 24th year and is bigger, better — and scarier — than ever. Our Senior Malicious Detection Researcher, Eric Watkins, participated again this year and provided a great […]

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zvelo Recognizes its Staff in the Fight Against Sexual Exploitation of Children

zvelo Recognizes its Staff in the Fight Against Sexual Exploitation of Children

zvelo Recognizes its Staff in the Fight Against Sexual Exploitation of Children   “WE KNOW THAT TECHNOLOGY FACILITATES THE SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN, BUT WE ALSO KNOW THAT WITHIN TECHNOLOGY RESIDES A SOLUTION.” – ERNIE ALLEN, FORMER PRESIDENT & CEO THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR MISSING AND EXPLOITED CHILDREN All of us here at zvelo are incredibly proud of the staff who tirelessly participate in these efforts. You are our rockstars. Our heroes. And, while it […]

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zvelo Signs Multi-million Dollar Contract with First AI as a Service Customer

zvelo Signs Multi-million Dollar Contract with First AI as a Service Customer

Multi-Million Dollar Contract Marks Milestone for Innovative New AI as a Service Technology and Business Model We’re pleased to announce this week that zvelo has signed a multi-million dollar, multi-year AI as a Service contract.  The AIaaS platform will implement custom AI solutions that utilize and leverage zveloDP’s extensive datasets, as well as zvelo’s Datafication services, to generate new and innovative services and datasets which complement those already offered by zvelo. There was a lot […]

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Connected Home Leader Signs with zvelo to Secure IoT Devices

Connected Home Leader Signs with zvelo to Secure IoT Devices

Pioneer in Home Security Appliances Selects zvelo to Secure IoT Devices We’re happy to announce this week that a market leader of Secure Home Appliances has signed a multi-year data licensing agreement with zvelo.  The vendor is licensing zvelo’s content, malicious and objectionable datasets to bolster its efforts to secure IoT devices in the home. With more objects being connected via Wi-Fi at an ever-increasing rate, zvelo’s data will be vital to this industry. These IoT […]

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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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Building a Data as a Service Platform for AI – Q&A with a zvelo Engineer

Building a Data as a Service Platform for AI – Q&A with a zvelo Engineer

Building a Data as a Service Platform for AI – Q&A with a zvelo Engineer With the recent release of zveloDP™, zvelo’s Data as a Service platform, we thought it was an excellent opportunity to ask some questions about the platform and get some insight into the technology behind the curtain. Q:  First things first, what is zveloDP? At its core, the zveloDP is an API to a trained AI that “sees” the internet. This […]

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