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.

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.

Using DNS RPZ to Protect Against Malicious Threats

Using DNS RPZ to Protect Against Malicious Threats

Estimated Reading Time: 7 minutes As discussed in a previous blog, DNS RPZ provides IT teams and network administrators with a “DNS configuration layer”, or rewrite module, to effectively handle DNS responses with the open source domain name system software, BIND.

Advantages of DNS RPZ | How It Works

Advantages of RPZ: Basics & Common Configurations

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes Since the release of BIND 9 in 2010, RPZ has proven a powerful technology for security and network management—allowing organizations to implement an additional DNS configuration layer. In fact, BIND is the most widely used Domain Name System software on the internet—making RPZ configuration options like integrating commercial feeds, blocklists, and URL databases like zveloDB™ all the more attractive. So let’s take a moment to revisit the advantages of RPZ.

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

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

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes 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…