At NetSTAR we work with hundreds of OEM partners, delivering internet categorization and security solutions for them to embed within their products. Here are a few ways we help them succeed.
Ad Tech & Ad Fraud
A North American DSP seeking enhanced in-context advertising has partnered with NetSTAR. Through inCompass ADVantage, NetSTAR delivers highly accurate, granular website content categorization in near-real-time.
The information NetSTAR delivers helps the DSP improve ad campaigns through more specific targeting. And inCompass ADVantage has given the DSP greater confidence in identifying fraudulent websites, detecting redirects, and knowing about dynamic web content changes – all with the aim of reducing ad fraud.
A programmatic ad buyer wanted to ensure that ads do not appear alongside content not aligned with the brand’s values. Adult content, extremist content, and low-quality websites are an ongoing concern. This buyer engaged with NetSTAR for website content insights and for brand safety support.
NetSTAR is delivering ADVantage Compass to help the ad buyer with website and app targeting through whitelisting. Further, ADVantage Compass provides real-time content categorization for new websites to help media buyers avoid new domains that may harm brands and identify new sites to target based on brand profiles.
A leading cloud access security broker vendor concerned with data loss prevention needed a partner to help it block dangerous web apps. The vendor partnered with NetSTAR to leverage the WebApp Compass solution, which identifies and categorizes web apps. It also assigns a risk score to each app and identifies app operations.
The CASB is using WebApp Compass to enforce remote workforce policies through app identification and filtering/blocking.
A DNS hosting provider wanted a URL and IP solution for malicious domain identification. They subscribed to NetSTAR’s inCompass DNS.
inCompass DNS categorizes URLs and IPs, enabling the hosting provider to sinkhole dangerous and malicious domains, botnet C2 servers, and ad serving sites.
A leading, global email security vendor has proprietary technology for identifying malicious file attachments. But they needed help with embedded URLs. They partnered with NetSTAR and use inCompass to identify dangerous links.
inCompass helps the vendor to identify harmful URLs or IPs embedded inside emails. They are successfully reducing ransomware and phishing attacks by identifying and flagging dangerous links.
A major security vendor offering endpoint security solutions needed an OEM cloud lookup service to help them identify harmful URLs and IPs in real time. They selected NetSTAR’s inCompass for use in their endpoint protection platform.
inCompass identifies URL and IP categories, plus risk/reputation scores and threats. This information is a key component in network policy enforcement and protection.
A global firewall vendor had partnered with a URL categorization OEM partner for policy enforcement and security. They were dissatisfied and sought out a new partner with a more accurate solution that included real-time categorization. After multiple competitive evaluations, they selected inCompass.
inCompass is the leading OEM URL categorization solution in the market. inCompass categorizes over 36 billion URLs and domains, includes threat intelligence, and handles dynamic content categorization. NetSTAR offers local, cloud, and hybrid deployment options for inCompass.
A leading SD-WAN provider required a URL categorization solution with a distributed architecture. The provider partnered with NetSTAR to use the award-winning inCompass URL categorization solution.
inCompass delivers the industry’s best performance of lookups for URL & IP categorization at branch and central locations.
Secure Web Gateway
A secure web gateway provider looking to improve network security and visualization subscribed to NetSTAR’s inCompass and ip/Compass solutions.
inCompass is the leading URL categorization for the OEM space, with over 36 billion URLs and domains categorized. ip/Compass is the market leader in IP address categorization. Together, these solutions provide broad coverage for the gateway vendor.
A global, market-leading security vendor has partnered with NetSTAR and has licensed inCompass and inSITE. NetSTAR is helping the vendor to identify and block threats in near-real-time, including phishing attacks and ransomware.
inCompass delivers threat intelligence and risk scores for over 36 billion URLs and inSITE offers detailed active threat information across 14 security categories such as phishing, spyware, and ransomware. inSITE delivers an active threat feed every 5 minutes with cumulative threat data every 12 hours.
A European mobile network operator wanted to improve its network monetization through various strategies including acceptable use policy, and business application prioritization. They partnered with NetSTAR.
Through inCompass and WebApp Compass, the operator has access to URL, IP, and web app classification. This classification enables acceptable use policies to be enforced at the network level instead of on-device. It also helps the operator identify app-related traffic for prioritization.
Telco/SP Bad Bots and Security Service
A mobile network operator desired to offer security as a service while simultaneously reducing network traffic related to bad bots. They found that partnering with NetSTAR helped them achieve both objectives.
With inCompass and inSITE, the operator now blocks malware – including bad bot traffic – through URL and IP classification. And with inSITE‘s comprehensive active threat information, the operator now offers a network-based security service to protect Enterprise customers and deliver parental control capabilities for consumers.
Telco/SP Policy Enforcement
A UK mobile operator needed an OEM partner for URL categorization, to assist the operator in complying with government regulations regarding minor access to certain content on the internet. The operator selected NetSTAR.
The operator leverages NetSTAR’s inCompass solution to categorize all URLs that are requested by their subscribers. The operator has deployed inCompass inline; inCompass returns a website category for each user access request. The operator then applies the government regulation based on subscriber information which the operator holds, in order to protect children online. NetSTAR partners with the Internet Watch Foundation and with Project Arachnid to keep children safe online.
Web Content Filtering
A large, global software company with multiple lines of business needed a mature, market-leading OEM partner that can integrate web filtering capabilities across all the lines of business. They selected NetSTAR’s inCompass.
inCompass offers URL and IP content filtering for over 36 billion entries. inCompass includes over 200 proprietary content categories, IAB categories, and custom categories. It has a flexible architecture with multiple deployment options, including local, hybrid, and cloud models. And it’s perfect for federated models that allow for integration across various subsidiaries within larger organizations.
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