Check The Category of A URL

Check a URL for its category and safety status. Found a Miscategorization? Report It!

How To Report a Miscat?

zvelo emphasizes accuracy in its categorization and quality assurance processes, resulting in a very low miscategorization (miscat) rates. We strive to deliver the most accurate URL database available; however, with any URL categorization system—domains and URLs can change and miscategorizations will happen. We’ve designed a number of systems and processes that enable miscats to be quickly addressed. The zvelo team treats miscats with the highest priority.

Follow These Steps:

  1. Submit the desired URL or domain using the zveloLIVE tool to check the current categorization.
  2. Use the “Report a Miscategorized URL” tool (appears after category is retrieved) to suggest a new category and report the URL.
  3. Check back within the hour to see if the category value has been updated.

Experience the Industry’s Most Accurate URL Database

With 99.9%+ Coverage And Over 99% Accuracy, zveloDB is the Leading Solution for Web Filtering, Parental Controls, Contextual Categorization, & More…

zvelo delivers unmatched coverage and accuracy for categorization web content, traffic, and devices. The zveloDB® URL Database is the industry’s leading web content categorization and malicious detection solution with a wide range of category value mappings and taxonomies, including the IAB taxonomy, malicious website detection, piracy, objectionable content, and more. Using proprietary hybrid categorization and detection techniques that combine Artificial Intelligence, Supervised Machine Learning & Human Quality Assurance—zvelo categorizes over 99% of the ActiveWeb into nearly 500 categories, and supporting 200 languages.

Check a URL | Award-Winning URL Database Coverage
99.9% ActiveWeb Coverage

Our global network partner of over 550 Million End Users provides a constant, crowd-sourced stream or URLs for categorization.

Check a URL | zveloDB URL Databse Over 99% Accuracy
Over 99% Accuracy

Human-Supervised AI/ML, combined with sampling for 360-degree feedback and training of AI engines, provides continuously improving accuracy.

Highly Granular Categories
500 Unique Categories

Highly granular identification of Topic-based, Objectionable, and Malicious categories at the domain, sub-domain, and full-path level.

zvelo Malicious Categories
10 Malicious Categories

Real-time threat protection against Phishing, Malware, Botnets, Cryptocurrency Mining, Command & Control, and more. Check out the Global Cyber Threat Map.

Flexible Deployment Options
SDK & APIs For Flexible Deployment

Local, Cloud or Streaming Feed options, enabling deployment on appliances, servers, in data centers, on the customer’s premise or endpoints.

zvelodb supports over 200 languages
Extensive Language Support

Support for over 200 languages, ensuring your application and users with the most comprehensive coverage available.

zvelo Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning
Categorization Driven by Machine Learning

AI empowers us to Rapidly Develop and Deploy Highly Accurate New Categories and protections (e.g. Terrorism, Fake News, Cryptocurrency, etc.) based on market needs.

Continuous, Real-Time Protection & Updates
Continuous, Real-Time Updates & Protection

zvelo Instant Protection (zIP) Updates provide unmatched protection from newly categorized URLs and malicious sites, plus daily incremental thread-safe file updates.

Experience the Industry’s Leading URL Database for Web Filtering & Content Categorization

zvelo is the leading provider of URL and IP categorization, with nearly 500 topic-based, objectionable, and malicious categories. zveloDB achieves 99.9% coverage of the ActiveWeb and over 99% accuracy—making it the ideal solution for web filtering, brand safety, subscriber analytics, and other use cases.

Check a URL | zveloDB Custom Categories and Custom Mapping Features

Customize Category Mappings To Meet Your Custom Requirements

The categorized URLs and IPs are integrated into applications and solutions of leading Network SecurityAd Tech, and IoT Security vendors through the use of a unique “category mapping” capability. zveloLIVE category values are “mapped” to the specific category taxonomy requirements of our partners.

For example, zvelo offers the following customized category mappings for:

  • Parental controls solutions
  • Web filtering for network operators and small businesses
  • Enterprise-level web filtering
  • Network security applications
  • Full IAB taxonomy when used for Ad Tech brand safety applications and dozens of other application use cases
Check a URL | Standard Category Mappings

Flexibility To Map URLs & Categories For IAB, Brand Safe, Objectionable—Or Whatever You Need…

In addition to our exclusive Custom Category Mapping capabilities, zvelo offers a variety of highly granular and specialized mappings—right out of the box. Whether you’re in the network security or ad tech industry, custom mapping options provide advanced flexibility to integrate the industry’s #1 URL database in your existing infrastructure or solution.

  • Content Categories: Nearly 500 highly granular content categories
  • IAB Tier 1: A broad level category definition; maps to tier 1 of the Internet Advertising Bureau’s taxonomy
  • IAB Tier 2: A more specific category definition nested under IAB Tier 1; maps to tier 2 of the Internet Advertising Bureau’s taxonomy
  • IAB Content Rating: An audience rating by age group; maps to content rating of the Internet Advertising Bureau’s taxonomy
  • IAB Non-Standard Content: Anomalous content categories; maps to non-standard content of the Internet Advertising Bureau’s taxonomy
  • IAB Illegal Content: Illegal content prohibited from sale; maps to illegal content of the Internet Advertising Bureau’s taxonomy
  • Brand Safe: Categorizes to determine whether content is brand safe or not
  • Malicious & Compromised: Determines whether content is classified within various malicious categories, determine if a website is compromised. What to know more? Explore our Global Cyber Threat Map.
  • Objectionable Content: An audience rating of restricted content by age group such as offensive, unpleasant, distasteful, etc.

Advanced Threat Intelligence for Network Security Vendors, MSSPs, CASBs, & More…

Our categorization engine is built on a scalable cloud infrastructure and leverages proven human-supervised machine learning techniques to provide the most accurate and efficient URL/IP classification available on the market.