Custom Category Mappings and Taxonomies for OEM Partners

OEM partners can use NetSTAR’s proprietary 188 categories or add custom categories based on their unique needs 

San Mateo, February 5 – NetSTAR, a global leader in URL, domain, and IP address categorization for the OEM market, since 2001 has provided partners with detailed categorization options. Any of NetSTAR’s proprietary 188 categories can be applied as the primary category for a URL, domain, or IP address. And optionally, each URL or domain may have a secondary category applied to it from NetSTAR’s proprietary list as well as one of 14 security categories for malicious sites, where necessary.

Our proprietary NetSTAR categories are used by over 250 partners globally, including mobile operators, telcos, security product vendors, and others. We review partner telemetry, poll our partners, and stay alert to new technology and internet trends in order to understand categorization requirements. The NetSTAR categorization schema continues to evolve and keep pace with market demands and partner needs. 

If our partners need custom categorization, NetSTAR offers the ability for each partner to create their own custom categories in a User DB. Via our SDK, a partner can add up to 10,000 URLs and associated custom categories that are stored in the local DB. When a lookup is performed the local DB is queried first, and if no match is found then the NetSTAR proprietary category is applied. Partners who take advantage of the User DB function often use it to create custom whitelists or blacklists.

With our best-in-class proprietary categorization and custom category support, NetSTAR continues to provide industry-leading categorization solutions for our partners.