To protect businesses and users from exposure to inappropriate or malicious web content, McAfee Next Generation Firewall deep packet inspection technology can be augmented with URL category-based filtering for HTTP traffic. This service features 82 categories covering more than 280 million top-level domains (billions of URLs) and 43 languages. The URL database and advanced classification technology ensures coverage regardless of popularity or geography.
The comprehensive database is engineered to reduce the likelihood of an uncategorized website, and employs real browsing behavior of users to ensure correct coverage and accuracy. The URL database is continuously fed malicious URL information and threat alerts to enhance the level of security.
The URL reputation index provides a predictive risk score for websites based on a proprietary algorithm. Organizations can also implement policies to warn or prevent users from accessing high-risk websites, such as those too new to assess or with previous infections.