The URL Control List
Employee use of the Web can open any organization to potentially costly and protracted risks including litigation, regulatory investigations, security breaches, lost productivity, and business interruptions. Enjoy the benefits of your web-enabled environment by employing the best security against modern threats - Burstek's Control List. Our Control List is continuously updated - download daily to block malware, spyware/adware, hacking, and other inappropriate Web access.
While we deliver 60+ categories, you have the ability to create unlimited custom categories to better fit your business needs. Two additional categories intranet and local are ready to populate. Following is a brief description of Burstek's URL Control List Categories. The color coding is part of the reporting feature allowing administrators to quickly identify problem areas in time to take corrective action.
Ads/Banners - Advertisements and banners that appear on web pages.
Anonymizers - Anonymous web browsing through tunneling/circumventor web pages, any service that creates URL's which can be used to bypass the filter/proxy.
Burstek - Burstek web page.
Business Services - Organizations and firms which provide consulting or other business related services.
Chat - Web pages where users can communicate in real time: Chat Avenue, Talk City, Meebo, etc.
Communications - Web pages related to cellular and land-based telephone providers & communications, plus all related services: AT&T, Sprint, Vonage, MagicJack, Verizon, Vodafone, etc.
Computer/Internet - Computer and Internet related URLs: software companies, Internet Service Providers, computer hardware suppliers, news magazines focused on the computer industry, etc.
Content Delivery Servers - Commercial servers dedicated to hosting and delivering a variety of content on behalf of subscribers – applications, images, media files, and other resource-intensive content.
Criminal Skills - Web pages related to criminal or corrupt activities, information, instruction, or advice; identity theft, cheating, burglary, bomb-making, etc.
Cults & Occult - Web pages related to cults or the occult; all cults, Satanism, etc.
Dining/Restaurants - Fast food, casual dining, cafés, and other eateries.
Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco - Web pages related to the purchase and use of illegal or recreational drugs (marijuana, cocaine, LSD, etc.), paraphernalia, alcoholic products (beer, wine, etc.), and tobacco products (cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, etc.).
Education - Web pages related to educational and instructional activities including educational facilities, learning organizations, study guides, training, etc.
Email - Online or web-based mail and forwarding services; Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail, etc.
Entertainment - Web pages related to broadcasting, music, television, movies; magazines or newspapers that focus on the entertainment industry.
Extreme & Violence - Web pages that depict or promote violence, gore, or extreme obscenity; explicit death scenes, rape, bondage, bestiality, etc.
File Sharing - Web pages providing instructions, files, directories, links, software, or servers for peer-to-peer file sharing. Also included are any web pages related solely to uploading and downloading files from/to personal computers.
File Types - Includes EXE, ZIP, TAR, GZ, AVI, MPEG, etc.
Financial - Banks, stock exchanges, brokers, financial/investment news organizations and other financial services or information.
Forums/Discussions - Web pages dedicated to allowing users to read and respond to other people's messages regarding a specific topic: Big Boards, Photo Forum, ProBoards, etc.
Free-Hosted Sites - Web pages that contain a variety of content such as blogs, videos, forums, etc. as well as personal web pages not specific to any other categories.
Gambling - Web pages related to casinos, gambling, lottery, placing online bets, sports betting, advisory services, etc. Gambling assumes the exchange of money and/or goods.
Games - Web pages related to games and other game related information: computer games, video games, online games, software companies specializing solely in games, etc.
General News - Newspapers, magazines, online news, etc.
Government - Law enforcement, federal, state and local government organizations excluding military web pages.
Graphics/Apps/Personalization - Web pages related to desktop, mobile phone & application customization: ringtones, emoticons, cursors, fonts, widgets, themes/templates, browser and site add-ons, browser plug-ins, clipart, skins, desktop and mobile wallpapers, URL shorteners/short URL re-directing services, etc.
Hacking - Web pages related to the skills, tactics and detailed knowledge of bypassing the security mechanisms of an information system, network, or program: warez, phishing, password cracks, keygens, cracking, phreaking, etc.
Hate Speech - Web pages containing bigoted speech or visual depictions intended to degrade, intimidate, or incite violence or prejudice against a person or group.
Health/Medicine - Web pages related to medical providers and facilities, health information, health articles, health tips, online advice for healthy living, etc.
Humor - Joke, parody, and other comical web pages not including adult/mature humor.
Industry/Business - Commercial and professional enterprises, firms, and associations not specific to any of the other categories: manufacturing, fabrication, construction, oil companies, alternate energy, forestry, agriculture, etc.
Intranet - IP addresses allocated for private intranets as defined in ISOC RFC 1918. This category is for private use and should be populated by company administrators with specific intranet IP addresses and web pages.
Job Search - Web pages related to employment and career enhancement: job placement services, resume information, recruiting, employment resources, etc.
Legal/Insurance - Web pages related to the legal or insurance industries: attorneys, legal aide, laws and statute information, health, mortgage, auto, and life insurance information and providers, etc.
Local - This category is solely for private use. It should be populated by company administrators with web pages applicable to your local area: local news, weather, events, etc.
Malicious Code - Code or software designed to infiltrate or damage a computer system without the owner's informed consent: trojans, security exploits, virus code, worms, etc.
Marketing - Web pages related to the promotion and branding of products and services: advertising agencies, marketing organizations, marketing research, literature, etc.
Mature - Web pages with content intended for and/or appropriate for adults only and does not fall into one of the other categories. Includes adult humor and artistic/non-sexual nudity, etc.
Military - Domestic and foreign official military web pages: Air Force, Army, Navy, etc.
News Groups - Web pages that provide access to news groups and uploaded files from news groups.
Non-Profit Organizations - Non-profit and philanthropic organizations not included in one of the other categories: Red Cross, World Wildlife Fund, Greenpeace, etc.
Online Storage - Web pages providing storage for business/personal files online in order to share, edit, backup, recover or retrieve files, via web browser: Mozy, Carbonite, MyOtherDrive, etc.
Personals/Dating - Web pages related to dating and courting: personal ads, singles groups, dating services, dating advice, mail order brides, etc.
Political - Web pages related to politics, political commentary and analysis; candidate web pages, political blogs, political organizations and discussion groups, etc.
Popups - Multiple or single web pages that are automatically opened within other web pages.
Real Estate - Web pages related to realty, real estate services and information; residential and commercial property sales, real estate agents, etc.
Religion - Web pages related to organized religions: churches, discussion groups, literature, etc.
Remote Access - Web pages that give users the ability to remotely access private computers or networks outside the company: LogMeIn, GoToMyPC, BeAnywhere, etc.
Search - Search engines, search directories, portals: Google, Yahoo!, MSN, Ask, etc.
Shopping - Web pages related to searching for or buying goods or services: online merchandise sales, auctions, classifieds, price comparisons, etc. May include brick and mortar companies.
Social Networking - Web pages related to building online communities who share interests or activities: MySpace, Flickr, Facebook, Bebo, Webshots, Nexopia, Orkut, etc.
Sports - Web pages related to all sports: football, archery, racing, hunting, soccer, etc. May include sports scores, news, debates and merchandise, etc.
Spyware/Adware - Dialers, hijackers, spybots, keyloggers, drive-by downloads, etc. or anything that collects data from the user's computer without the user's informed consent.
Streaming Media Audio - Web pages related to delivering an audio signal to your computer over the internet: Shoutcast, radio station listen live, etc.
Streaming Media Video - Web pages related to delivering a video signal to your computer over the internet: Youtube, Hulu, Google Video, etc.
Temporary Parking - Park pages, placeholders, web pages reported or suspected of containing potentially damaging content and web pages that cannot be clearly defined until the content can be verified and a clear determination made.
Transportation/Shipping - Web pages related to the moving of freight or people from one location to another: railroads, trucking companies, taxis, buses, DHL, UPS, etc.
Travel - Web pages related to the travel and tourism industry: hotels, cruise ships, airlines, travel reservations, tourist attractions, amusement parks, etc.
Useful - Web pages containing useful information which does not fall into one of the other categories: reference materials, maps, hobbies, dictionaries, Wikipedia, etc.
Vehicles - Web pages related to vehicle manufacturers, dealerships, parts suppliers - automobiles, motorcycles, boats, ATVs, watercraft, etc.
Weapons - Web pages related to advertising or selling guns, ammunition and other weapons. NOTE: Gun rights and gun legislation discussions are not included in this category.
Weather - Web pages related to weather and forecasts.
XXX-Sexual Content - Web pages related to sexually explicit content; pornographic videos, sexually oriented materials, prostitution, explicit sex discussions, sexual webcams, etc.