Web Content Filtering

Content Filtering - S-Scan

 

WEB CONTENT FILTERING

 

(S-Scan)

 

Network Box’s Web Content Filtering engine, S-Scan, is designed to help organizations block users from accessing undesirable web content. With a detection rate of 98.7%* it offers excellent performance in terms of speed, coverage and web accuracy.

 

S-Scan uses high performance signature based technology, rather than a simple URL database, to identify web content more efficiently and effectively. Thus certain categories of new undesirable websites, can be identified almost immediately and in real-time, without the need to update a URL database.

 

 

S-Scan uses 57 productivity categories to identify and classify web content:

Uncategorized

Adult/Sexually Explicit

Advertisements & Popups

Alcohol & Tobacco

Arts

Blogs & Forums

Business

Chat

Computing & Internet

Criminal Activity

Downloads

Education

Entertainment

Fashion & Beauty

Finance & Investment

Food & Dining

Gambling

Games

Government

Hacking

Health & Medicine

Hobbies & Recreation

Hosting Sites

Illegal Drugs

Infrastructure

Intimate Apparel & Swimwear

Intolerance & Hate

Jobs Search & Career Development

Kids Sites

Motor Vehicles

News

Peer-to-Peer

Personal & Dating

Philanthropic & Professional Orgs.

Phishing & Fraud

Photo Searches

Politics

Proxies & Translators

Real Estate

Reference

Religion

Ringtones/Mobile Phone Downloads

Search Engines

Sex Education

Shopping

Society & Culture

Spam URLs

Sports

Spyware

Streaming Media

Suspicious URL

Tasteless & Offensive

Travel

Violence

Virus/Malware Infected

Weapons

Web-based email

 

However, the ultimate settings is entirely under your control. With S-Scan, it is also possible for you to:

  • turn all web content filtering off for your entire organization.
  • only filter web content for certain user groups.
  • only filter certain subsets of categories for all or certain user groups.
  • filter certain web content during business hours, and turn off the content filtering during non-business hours.

 

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) and Microsoft Active Directory (AD) support is included for authentication purposes, allowing users to be identified by login name if required.

 

 

 

 

S-Scan Comparison Table

Below is a comparison of the S-Scan engine, and the WebSense SurfControl engine, over two empirical data sets: Alexa100k- the Top 100,000 websites, visited by global Internet users; and NBCustDom- the list of specific domains owned by Network Box customers.

Data Set

number of URLs

S-Scan

WebSense SurfControl

Alexa 100k

100,000

98.7%

73.9%

NBCustDom

270

93.0%

8.5%

 

 

 

Web Content Filtering

Implementation and Support Table

The Network Box Security Operations Centre (SOC) engineers are on-hand to help you setup your content filtering requirements to meet your organizational policies. Once the these are in place, the SOC engineers provide additional support to enforce your rules and policies. The diagrams below illustrates their role for three different scenarios:

 

Scenario 1:

Normal Website

Normal Website

 

Scenario 2:

False Positive Website

False positive website

 

Scenario 3:

Undesirable Website

Undesirable website

 

 

 

Key Features

15 Engines - 7million Signatures

15 Engines

7,737,653 Signatures*

Uses high performance signatures

Uses high performance

signature-based technology.

Real-time identification and categorization

Real-Time identification

and classification of web content.

 

*For more information and real-time statistics:

Go to Security Response site

 

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