Website Categorization API Blog

Posted on November 14, 2019

How to verify website authenticity?

The Internet is an ever-growing ocean of knowledge, opportunities, and conveniences. At the same time, immense swaths of that ocean are filled with fake websites, scams, and increasingly efficient and sophisticated ways to steal the 21st century’s greatest treasure - personal information.

In this guide, we will show you 10 tricks that can help you verify website authenticity. Admittedly, the simple tricks cannot ensure 100% safe browsing experience. This is why this article also included sophisticated verification measures used by the most reputable cybersecurity tools designed for in-depth, sophisticated analysis of fraudulent websites.

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Posted on November 8, 2019

Want to Find & Contact Websites Based On Specific Categories & Location?

Sometime back we introduced 2 product solutions to help provide clearly defined website Intel in the form of Website Categorization API & Website Contacts API. Both the APIs combine the application of machine learning with the versatility of rules defined by experts and deploy artificial intelligence to obtain precise results. This enables our users to conduct their research from a single source instead of manually examining multiple sources.

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Posted on November 5, 2019

Malware Detection and Prevention Using Website Categorization API!

Cybercrime has taken on the mantle of being the biggest security threat to global information systems of the 21st century. With an increasing number of utilities, services and businesses connecting themselves to online platforms, the number of systems that are potentially under threat of becoming cybercrime targets is increasing by the day. Recent spates of cyber attacks such as the WannaCry and NotPetya have shown how easily important business processes and public utility systems can fall prey to such nefarious acts of digital felony. According to the latest estimates by thebestvpn.com, ransomware alone is slated to cost businesses to the tune of $11.5 billion in 2019. Furthermore, the costs of damage caused by cybercrime cannot be measured in terms of money alone. Cybercrime has far reaching consequences that go beyond mere monetary considerations. The loss of private data, breach of personal and privileged information as well as leak of sensitive records may snowball into global security risks. As a result, it becomes a matter of prime importance that such heinous attacks are nipped in the bud.

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Posted on November 5, 2019

Using Website Contacts and Categorization Tools for More Effective Digital Rights Management

Digital rights management (DRM) is a systematic approach to copyright protection for all kinds of digital media. It prevents unauthorized redistribution of digital media and stops consumers from copying the content they purchase.

DRM products were developed in response to a rapid rise in online piracy of commercially marketed materials aided by the widespread use of peer-to-peer (P2P) file exchange applications, more widely known as torrent clients.

DRM is typically implemented by embedding code in materials to prevent users from copying them. At times, it limits the amount of time when content can be accessed or the number of devices the media can be consumed on. Despite its widespread use, however, online piracy still runs rampant.

So, what can digital media producers do to protect their intellectual property from online pirates? Would limiting access to their distribution platforms help? How do they make sure that they’re not keeping legitimate consumers out along with the digital pirates? These are just some of the questions that this post answers.

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Posted on November 1, 2019

What to Consider When Choosing a Web Categorization API Vendor

Organizations committed to becoming a leader in the Web filtering market need to provide adequate and secure Web access, which applies to unified threat management (UTM) appliance manufacturers, managed detection and response (MDR) service providers, or any other network security vendor.

For a security provider, the protection of users is critical to success. Any vendor should be aware of the nature of online threats that include malware, botnets, and more. Since threats are continually evolving, a successful provider needs to offer a product or service that exceeds clients' expectations.

Two critical elements of an ideal filtering solution are its domain database and classification technology. These enable users to distinguish good traffic from bad. Therefore, to improve their Web filtering capabilities cybersecurity companies need the help of a reliable third-party provider.

In this post, we listed the essential considerations when evaluating potential website categorization technology partners.

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Posted on October 28, 2019

How DNS Filtering and Website Categorization Lists Can Empower In-House Cybersecurity Teams

The IT security climate these days is pretty unpredictable. A study by the University of Maryland states that a security incident occurs every 39 seconds. Companies around the world are, in fact, increasingly suffering from Web-based attacks, not to mention the fact that the average cost of a data breach has skyrocketed.

The good news is that there is a wide range of measures that in-house cybersecurity professionals can employ against threats. One effective solution is Domain Name System (DNS) filtering.

Depending on how it is implemented, DNS filtering can provide advanced network setting controls to enhance online safety. It can protect organizations from threats like botnet, phishing, and other malware-instigated attacks. The great thing about it is that a website categorization database can supplement it. Such a database is thus an excellent resource for managed security service providers (MSSPs) and the like.

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Posted on October 24, 2019

Web Page Categorization: How Next-Generation Technologies Can Benefit MSSPs

The demand for managed security services has been growing by leaps and bounds over the past years. The reason for this trend is that organizations of all sizes need to monitor their IT systems around the clock and manage incidents and breaches in real time. Yet, they may not have the means necessary to do that on their own as it requires significant investment in infrastructure and human resources.

Adding to that, traditional security measures have a hard time catching up with today’s more advanced threats. The fast-paced and increasingly connected environments require next-generation technologies and techniques, which enable MSSPs to protect their clients’ complex environments.

In this post, we’ll discuss what these next-generation capabilities are, why they are essential, and how web page categorization can improve them.

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Posted on October 15, 2019

Check a Website’s Reputation with Website Categorization API and Other Tools

In an era riddled with highly skilled threat actors and sophisticated attack methods, determining whether you can safely access a website or not is critical. After all, the only certain way of preventing a breach is to keep well away from every potential threat source online, including anywhere inappropriate you may land on the Web.

With that purpose in mind, this long-form article presents three case studies on how Website Categorization API, in conjunction with other domain and IP data feeds and APIs, can help organizations avoid the pitfalls that come with visiting harmful web pages.

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Posted on October 11, 2019

How a Website Categorization Database Can Contribute to Fraud Monitoring

Fraud detection and prevention solutions are on the rise, and so are expectations from vendors. Many enterprises users are looking for providers that can offer holistic products and augmented capabilities. Let’s dive into that point and talk about how a Website Categorization Database can prove useful as a means for data enrichment.

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Posted on July 4, 2019

Know What’s Really Behind A Website With Website Categorization API!

Whois API, LLC is constantly on a quest to provide accurate & reliable information about domain activities on the web. Our solid foundation, constant innovations & unparalleled databases of Domain, Whois, DNS, IP, OSINT and Threat Intelligence helps professionals from across industries to get the Intel they need. But with over a billion websites, the internet is already quite massive and is constantly growing. With the plethora of websites & their various data-sets, analyzing them can be cumbersome & time-consuming especially in cases of filtering online traffic or finding potentially dangerous websites. In such cases sometimes just knowing ‘what the website is about?’ or ‘the website category’ can help you decide your further course of action.

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