McAfee Next Generation Firewall deep inspection technology can be augmented with URL category-based filtering for HTTP traffic. With this feature, Next Generation Firewall protects users and businesses from the risk of exposure to inappropriate and malicious web content. McAfee’s comprehensive URL database and advanced classification technology ensure coverage regardless of popularity or geography. This service features more than 80 different categories covering over 280 million top-level domains.
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.