NetSTAR Boosts ip/Compass Solution Capabilities

San Mateo, August 14 – NetSTAR, a global leader in URL, domain, and IP address categorization for the OEM market, has augmented the capabilities of their innovative ip/Compass solution. Using ip/Compass, OEM partners submit an IP address and receive a list of associated domains and URLs hosted at the IP. Ip/Compass also provides categories, reputation scores, and geolocation information for hosted URLs. Deployment options for ip/Compass include a local SDK, a hybrid configuration, and a full-cloud configuration.

Today, new and augmented capabilities have been added to ip/Compass. These capabilities include:

  • Partners may now submit a domain and receive the associated IP address, as well as category, reputation score, and geolocation information
  • Nameserver polling returns associated IP address(es)
  • A smaller database is now available, which contains a collection of IPs that host only a single domain which has a high or medium security risk
  • We have addressed the challenges around IP permanence associated with load balancers, round-robin DNS, and similar technology implementations through the use of country-specific exit servers

Steve Earnshaw, Vice President of Product Management for NetSTAR, explains: “Today, the vast majority of internet traffic is encrypted. The future of internet categorization – and all the use cases that categorization drives, including content filtering, network policy enforcement and asset protection, brand safety, and more – centers on encrypted traffic. And that means detecting and sharing IP address intelligence. Ip/Compass does just that, and we will continue to invest in enhancing the ip/Compass solution going forward.”

These new capabilities are available for all existing ip/Compass partners now.

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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 1.3 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.