Symantec Presents Solution for Sieving Unspecified Websites

Companies that have applied URL sieving to manage the websites that workers are permitted to access can simply sieve websites by the group. Nevertheless, not all websites are grouped, which produces a difficulty with URL sieving. Without a group, applying group controls is impossible. These days, Symantec has presented a way out to the issue.

When new websites are made it takes time for groups to be useful and the delay poses difficulties for URL sieving. The solution picked by several companies has been an all or nothing tactic. Obstruct all unclassified websites or let them be retrieved. When a group is allocated to the sites, they will be vulnerable to usual sieving controls.

The permit all tactic might allow malevolent internet sites to be retrieved, while the refuse all tactic means possibly helpful websites will be needlessly obstructed. Although information technology divisions might be desiring to accept the latter, it can lead to a surge in support demands to the helpdesk.

The Blue Coat Web Sieve URL databank is all-inclusive, even though the same issue with unspecified sites applied. The firm tried to accelerate the grouping of internet sites with Dynamic Real-Time Reporting (DRTR) during 2006. Utilizing artificial-intelligence methods, it was probable to group internet sites in almost real time, even though DRTR didn’t succeed for all internet sites. Oftentimes, internet sites are generated, however, there is a pause in uploading matter and black web pages are not easy to classify, as are internet sites that just have pictures.

Symantec has faced the trouble with two latest tools: Web Isolation and Threat Risk Levels. Threat Risk Levels is a part of Symantec’s Information Service. Each internet site is allocated a threat danger level, which contains Blue Coat classification features and other information like the topographical position of the site. The internet sites are allocated a danger level from 1 to 10, with one as the safest and 10 as the most dangerous. Those danger levels are included in the web sieve and can be utilized to deny or allow access to unclassified internet sites.

The subsequent tool was launched after Symantec’s purchase of Fireglass. Web Isolation opens web matter in a distant browser instead of the regional browser, hence there is a departure from possibly malevolent matter. Policies can be established to let internet sites to be retrieved if they have a danger level of 1-3, for instance, Web Seclusion can be utilized for internet sites ranked with a danger level of 4-6, and internet sites with a danger level of 7-10 can be obstructed.

These two latest tools make sure support appeals to the customer service are kept to a bottom, users can access matter then desire to (within reason), however, the riskiest unspecified websites remain obstructed because of the safety threat they present.