How to evaluate a web filtering technology or URL database

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

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.

Categorizing 99.9% of the ActiveWeb

Categorizing 99.9% of the ActiveWeb with a Hybrid AI/ML Approach

Learn about zvelo’s unique hybrid approach to web content categorization and malicious detection. With over 20 years of experience and partnerships with some of the world’s leading anti-virus, MSSPs, and communications companies—zvelo’s next-generation approach achieves industry-leading coverage and accuracy for end users worldwide.

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

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

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.

Base Domain vs. Full Path URL. What's the Difference?

Base Domain URL vs. Full Path URL. What’s the Difference?

For the average web surfer, the URL bar provides a magical portal to the interwebz where anything that can be thought of can be entered—revealing the treasures of the internet at the stroke of ‘enter’. For the rest of us, we know it gets much more complicated than that as we slip down the rabbit hole and into OSI, DNS, TLS, HTTPS, subdomains…

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:

Dynamic Website Categorization, 2013

Anatomy of a Dynamic Website Of the hundreds of billions of URL queries zvelo has received for website categorization in 2013, an estimated 27% have been classified as being dynamic (see image 1). Dynamic categories in this data sample included Social Networking, News, Search Engines, Personal Pages & Blogs, Community Forums, Technology (General), and Chat.…