Web filtering – protecting your staff from malicious content.


Web filtering – protecting your staff from malicious content.

Another key component of cyber security is Web filtering (also known as Content filtering).

Web filtering is similar to e-mail screening, in the sense that both technologies look to block threats before the end-user is exposed to them.

So, when e-mail screening and web filtering are doing their job, you don’t have to rely on staff making smart choices, because the technology is screening the threats before they even reach your staff.

Many endpoint anti-virus solutions  include some level of web filtering, because the Internet is not only a treasure trove of useful information, the Internet is also a minefield of potential risks.

But perhaps not surprisingly, a dedicated web filtering solution will have a far more extensive database, content categories and the like, than a non-dedicated anti-virus solution that has other roles to perform as well.

Key features of web filtering protection:

  • Abortion
  • Blogs & Personal Sites
  • Dating & Personals
  • Gambling
  • Hacking & Cracking
  • Information Technology
  • Message Boars & Forums
  • Real Estate
  • Shopping
  • Streaming Media
  • Vehicles
  • Webmail & Chat
  • Adult Content
  • Business
  • Drugs
  • Entertainment
  • Games
  • Health
  • Jobs & Careers
  • News & Media
  • Religion
  • Social Networking
  • Terrorism & Hate
  • Virtual Reality
  • Alcohol & Tobacco
  • Contentious & Misinformation
  • Economy & Finance
  • Food & Recipes
  • Government
  • Humour
  • Media Sharing
  • P2P & Illegal
  • Search Engines & Portals
  • Sports
  • Travel
  • Weapons
Threat Description
Command and Control botnet hosts. Prevents receiving commands from already infected computers. Helps identify infected computers.
Sites which server files or host applications that force the web browser to mine cryptocurrency, often utilizing considerable system, network and power resources.
Malicious software including drop servers and compromised web sites that can be accessed via any application, protocol or port. Includes drive by downloads and adware.
New Domains
Domains which have been registered in the last 30 days which have a high probability of serving malicious resources.
Phishing & Deception
Fraudulent websites that aim to trick users into handing over personal or financial information.
Proxy & Filter Avoidance
Sites that provide information or a means to circumvent DNS based content filtering, including VPN and anonymous surfing services.
Translation Sites
Sites that perform translation from one language to another, may also be used as a means to circumvent content filters.
Very New Domains
Domains which have been registered in the last 24 hours, that have a high probability of serving malicious resources.
  • Business
  • Cybersecurity
  • Ecosystem Applications
  • File Sharing
  • Financial
  • Mail
  • Messaging
  • Portal
  • Remote Desktop
  • VPN and Proxy
  • VoIP / Conferencing
Web filtering solutions reduce your risk of a cyber breach by preventing users from inadvertently visiting a malicious web site when surfing the web. And they do this for a small cost. If you have any questions about web filtering, or you would like a demonstration of the web filtering platform, or you would like a free trial, please contact us.

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