The following blog includes experts from a Q&A session between zvelo CEO, Jeff Finn, and zvelo partner Kerio.
Q. First things first, would you provide an overview of zvelo, as well as clarify how to pronounce the name?
We get this question often. It is pronounced “zuh vee low.”
To provide a brief overview, zvelo is a company that specializes in categorizing web content and detecting malicious websites. We use a combination of artificial intelligence systems, and human analysis that provides quality assurance. We license our technology exclusively through OEM partners such as Kerio.
Q: The Internet has billions of pages, how do you keep track of the ever-changing content?
We focus on the URLs that people actually visit, which we call ActiveWeb sites. The zveloDB® URL database has nearly 500 million URLs covering over 7 billion web pages in nearly 200 languages. This covers over 99.9% of the ActiveWeb. Websites where content has changed are analyzed for real-time content categorization to determine whether the website has any type of malicious content or if it is being used for phishing, spam, etc.
To read the interview in full, please visit the Kerio Blog by clicking on the additional questions Jeff answered, listed below:
Q: When should a network utilize web filtering as a security measure?
Q: For an average user with a PC, what are the actual risks of visiting one of these compromised web sites?
Q: So what would you recommend an IT guy should do?
Q: How often is the Kerio Web Filter database updated?
Q: Are there any web filtering categories that a security conscious IT administrator should always consider blocking?
Q: How does zvelo discover a new URL and how does it get categorized?
Q: What happens when a Kerio Control customer visits a new URL?