Press Release: WebApp Compass Enhancements


For release on: May 8, 2019

Phone Inquiries:  +1 650.600.3850 

NetSTAR Expands WebApp Compass Solution Capabilities

New capabilities are now available for all existing partners

San Mateo, May 8 – NetSTAR, a global leader in URL, domain, and IP address categorization for the OEM market, has augmented the capabilities of their WebApp Compass solution. The WebApp Compass solution allows OEM partners to submit a URL or an IP address and receive the web/SaaS app name, the hostname, service name, and category associated with the web app. These categories include:

 Business/productivity  Mobile  Circumventors  Multimedia/streaming
 Remote access/tunneling  Collaboration  Security  Conferencing
 Social media  Updates Games Utilities
 File sharing/P2P  Communication  Google apps  Miscellaneous


WebApp Compass deployment options include a local SDK; a hybrid, cloud SDK; and cloud-based API configurations.

New WebApp Compass capabilities available now include the following:

  • All identified domains include an associated risk score

  • A lookup return for an application comes with a secondary result which indicates any other applications that are found within the same domain. Specifically, when web app classification is performed on a hostname/bare URL (no path), if NetSTAR knows of other potential app matches for URLs found on the same host, our API will return a hasmore flag indicating that more applications exist, and a list of the applications that may be found upon this host

  • Full support for “regional domains or URLs” such as for all popular cloud applications

OEM partners that track or filter traffic based on web apps are seeing substantive value from the new capabilities of the WebApp Compass solution.

NetSTAR is a global leader in internet categorization and security solutions for the OEM market. We categorize billions of URLs, domains, and IP addresses, and give our OEM partners visibility into the dynamic internet landscape. With our telemetry data from over one billion endpoints, our proprietary categorization technologies, and our partnerships with internet and security industry leaders, we provide unparalleled URL categorization and threat intelligence.

If you would like more information concerning this release, please inquire via +1 650.600.3850.

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NetSTAR has become a global leader in providing high-quality OEM web categorization solutions to technology and telco partners. We deliver advanced categorization and filtering technology for URLs, IPs, web/SaaS apps, and mobile apps. Our categorization solutions and associated threat intelligence are used by hundreds of OEM partners around the globe, supporting over 1 billion endpoints.

NetSTAR has offices in Silicon Valley, London, and Tokyo, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alps System Integration Co., Ltd. ALSI: Alps Electric Group.