How to evaluate a web filtering technology or URL database

Evaluating a URL Database and Classification Technologies for DNS and Web Filtering

Estimated Reading Time: 8 minutes This blog explores considerations and criteria for evaluating a URL database or classification technology partner that shares your commitment to success. We’ve outlined the important considerations and criteria for performing an evaluation of web filtering technologies. Protection, coverage, and accuracy are most important—but we’ll also show you how to prepare test URLs so that you can confidently compare multiple solutions and save time.

DNS Flag Day 2019 is Almost Here!

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes In an effort to modernize and streamline the Domain Name System (DNS) ecosystem, a number of DNS software and service providers have come together to remove accommodations for non-compliant responses from the original DNS standard

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Anatomy of a Full Path URL | Protocol, Hostname, Base Domain, Path, ETc.

The Anatomy of a Full Path URL: Hostname, Protocol, Path, and More…

Estimated Reading Time: 6 minutes In a previous blog, we explored the important differences between base domains and full path URLs. In this post, we wanted to take a step back and cover the basics—the individual structural elements of a URL (Uniform Resource Locator).

Secret To the Market's Most Accurate and Comprehensive Web Categorization Service

Secret to the Market’s Most Accurate and Comprehensive Web Categorization Service

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes Over many years or testing, trial and error, zvelo ultimately determined that a human-machine “hybrid” approach to classification produced the best outcomes. The Human element provided the verifications necessary for the highest levels of accuracy, while machines (ie. AI/ML models and calculations) provided the scaling necessary to deal with the incredible volumes of new URLs and content being published at an increasing rate.