Security Intelligence Reference

The Security Intelligence dashboard provides information based on IP categories, and domain and URL categories.

IP Categories

Category Includes...
Spam Sources Tunneling Spam messages through proxy, anomalous SMTP activities, Forum Spam activities.
Windows Exploits Active IP Address offering or distributing malware, shell code, rootkits, worms or viruses
Web Attacks Cross site scripting, iFrame injection, SQL injection, cross domain injection, or domain password brute force attack
Botnets Botnet Botnet C&C channels, and infected zombie machine controlled by Bot master
Scanners All reconnaissance such as probes, host scan, domain scan and password brute force attack
Denial of Services DOS, DDOS, anomalous sync flood, anomalous traffic detection
Reputation Deny access from IP addresses currently known to be infected with malware. This category also includes IPs with average low Webroot Reputation Index score. Enabling this category will prevent access from sources identified to contact malware distribution points
Phishing IP addresses hosting phishing sites, other kind of fraud activities such as Ad Click Fraud or Gaming fraud
Proxy IP addresses providing proxy and def services.
Mobile Threats Mobile Threat IP addresses of malicious and unwanted mobile applications. This category leverages data from Webroot mobile threat research team.
Tor Proxy IP addresses acting as exit nodes for the Tor Network. Exit nodes are the last point along the proxy chain and make a direct connection to the originator’s intended destination.

Domain and URL Categories

No. Category Includes...
1 Real Estate Information on renting, buying, or selling real estate or properties. Tips on buying or selling a home. Real estate agents, rental or relocation services, and property improvement.
2 Computer and Internet Security Computer/Internet security, security discussion groups.
3 Financial Services Banking services and other types of financial information, such as loans, accountancy, actuaries, banks, mortgages, and general insurance companies. Does not include sites that offer market information, brokerage or trading services.
4 Business and Economy Business firms, corporate websites , business information, economics, marketing, management, and entrepreneurship.
5 Computer and Internet Info General computer and Internet sites, technical information. SaaS sites and other URLs that deliver internet services.
6 Auctions Sites that support the offering and purchasing of goods between individuals as their main purpose. Does not include classified advertisements.
7 Shopping Department stores, retail stores, company catalogs and other sites that allow online consumer or business shopping and the purchase of goods and services.
8 Cult and Occult Methods, means of instruction, or other resources to interpret, affect or influence real events through the use of astrology, spells, curses, magic powers, satanic or supernatural beings. Includes horoscope sites.
9 Travel Airlines and flight booking agencies. Travel planning, reservations, vehicle rentals, descriptions of travel destinations, or promotions for hotels or casinos. Car rentals.
10 Abused Drugs Discussion or remedies for illegal, illicit, or abused drugs such as heroin, cocaine, or other street drugs. Information on " legal highs" : glue sniffing, misuse of prescription drugs or abuse of other legal substances.
11 Adult and Pornography Sexually explicit material for the purpose of arousing a sexual or prurient interest. Adult products including sex toys, CD-ROMs, and videos. Online groups, including newsgroups and forums, that are sexually explicit in nature. Erotic stories and textual descriptions of sexual acts. Adult services including videoconferencing, escort services, and strip clubs. Sexually explicit art.
12 Home and Garden Home issues and products, including maintenance, home safety, decor, cooking, gardening, home electronics, design, etc.
13 Military Information on military branches, armed services, and military history.
14 Social Networking These are social networking sites that have user communities where users interact, post messages, pictures, and otherwise communicate. These sites were formerly part of Personal Sites and Blogs but have been removed to this new category to provide differentiation and more granular policy.
15 Dead Sites These are dead sites that do not respond to http queries. Policy engines should usually treat these as "Uncategorized" sites.
16 Individual Stock Advice and Tools Promotion and facilitation of securities trading and management of investment assets. Also includes information on financial investment strategies, quotes, and news.
17 Training and Tools Distance education and trade schools, online courses, vocational training, software training, skills training.
18 Dating Dating websites focused on establishing personal relationships.
19 Sex Education Information on reproduction, sexual development, safe sex practices, sexually transmitted diseases, sexuality, birth control, sexual development, tips for better sex as well as products used for sexual enhancement, and contraceptives.
20 Religion Conventional or unconventional religious or quasi-religious subjects, as well as churches, synagogues, or other houses of worship.
21 Entertainment and Arts Motion pictures, videos, television, music and programming guides, books, comics, movie theatres, galleries, artists or reviews on entertainment. Performing arts (theatre, vaudeville, opera, symphonies, etc.). Museums, galleries, artist sites (sculpture, photography, etc.).
22 Personal sites and Blogs Personal websites posted by individuals or groups, as well as blogs.
23 Legal Legal websites, law firms, discussions and analysis of legal issues.
24 Local Information City guides and tourist information, including restaurants, area/regional information, and local points of interest.
25 Streaming Media Sales, delivery, or streaming of audio or video content, including sites that provide downloads for such viewers.
26 Job Search Assistance in finding employment, and tools for locating prospective employers, or employers looking for employees.
27 Gambling Gambling or lottery web sites that invite the use of real or virtual money. Information or advice for placing wagers, participating in lotteries, gambling, or running numbers. Virtual casinos and offshore gambling ventures. Sports picks and betting pools. Virtual sports and fantasy leagues that offer large rewards or request significant wagers. Hotel and Resort sites that do not enable gambling on the site are categorized in Travel or Local Information.
28 Translation URL and language translation sites that allow users to see URL pages in other languages. These sites can also allow users to circumvent filtering as the target page's content is presented within the context of the translator's URL. These sites were formerly part of Proxy Avoidance and Anonymizers, but have been removed to this new category to provide differentiation and more granular policy.
29 Reference and Research Personal, professional, or educational reference material, including online dictionaries, maps, census, almanacs, library catalogues, genealogy, and scientific information.
30 Shareware and Freeware Software, screensavers, icons, wallpapers, utilities, ringtones. Includes downloads that request a donation, and open source projects.
31 Peer to Peer Peer to peer clients and access. Includes torrents, music download programs.
32 Marijuana Marijuana use, cultivation, history, culture, legal issues.
33 Hacking Illegal or questionable access to or the use of communications equipment/software. Development and distribution of programs that may allow compromise of networks and systems. Avoidance of licensing and fees for computer programs and other systems.
34 Games Game playing or downloading, video games, computer games, electronic games, tips, and advice on games or how to obtain cheat codes. Also includes sites dedicated to selling board games as well as journals and magazines dedicated to game playing. Includes sites that support or host online sweepstakes and giveaways. Includes fantasy sports sites that also host games or game-playing.
35 Philosophy and Political Advocacy Politics, philosophy, discussions, promotion of a particular viewpoint or stance in order to further a cause.
36 Weapons Sales, reviews, or descriptions of weapons such as guns, knives or martial arts devices, or provide information on their use, accessories, or other modifications.
37 Pay to Surf Sites that pay users in the form of cash or prizes, for clicking on or reading specific links, email, or web pages.
38 Hunting and Fishing Sport hunting, gun clubs, and fishing.
39 Society A variety of topics, groups, and associations relevant to the general populace, broad issues that impact a variety of people, including safety, children, societies, and philanthropic groups.
40 Educational Institutions Pre-school, elementary, secondary, high school, college, university, and vocational school and other educational content and information,including enrollment, tuition, and syllabus.
41 Online Greeting cards Online Greeting card sites.
42 Sports Team or conference web sites, international, national, college, professional scores and schedules; sports-related online magazines or newsletters, fantasy sports and virtual sports leagues.
43 Swimsuits & Intimate Apparel Swimsuits, intimate apparel or other types of suggestive clothing.
44 Questionable Tasteless humor, " get rich quick" sites, and sites that manipulate the browser user experience or client in some unusual, unexpected, or suspicious manner.
45 Kids Sites designed specifically for children and teenagers.
46 Hate and Racism Sites that contain content and language in support of hate crimes and racism such as Nazi, neo-Nazi, Ku Klux Klan, etc.
47 Personal Storage Online storage and posting of files, music, pictures, and other data.
48 Violence Sites that advocate violence, depictions, and methods, including game/comic violence and suicide.
49 Keyloggers and Monitoring Downloads and discussion of software agents that track a user's keystrokes or monitor their web surfing habits.
50 Search Engines Search interfaces using key words or phrases. Returned results may include text, websites, images, videos, and files.
51 Internet Portals Web sites that aggregate a broader set of Internet content and topics, and which typically serve as the starting point for an end user.
52 Web Advertisements Advertisements, media, content, and banners.
53 Cheating Sites that support cheating and contain such materials, including free essays, exam copies, plagiarism, etc.
54 Gross Vomit and other bodily functions, bloody clothing, etc.
55 Web based email Sites offering web based email and email clients.
56 Malware Sites Malicious content including executables, drive-by infection sites, malicious scripts, viruses, trojans, and code.
57 Phishing and Other Frauds Phishing, pharming, and other sites that pose as a reputable site, usually to harvest personal information from a user. These sites are typically quite short-lived, so examples don?t last long. Please contact us if you need fresh data.
58 Proxy Avoidance and Anonymizers Proxy servers and other methods to gain access to URLs in any way that bypasses URL filtering or monitoring. Web-based translation sites that circumvent filtering.
59 Spyware and Adware Spyware or Adware sites that provide or promote information gathering or tracking that is unknown to, or without the explicit consent of, the end user or the organization, also unsolicited advertising popups and programs that may be installed on a user's computer.
60 Music Music sales, distribution, streaming, information on musical groups and performances, lyrics, and the music business.
61 Government Information on government, government agencies and government services such as taxation, public, and emergency services. Also includes sites that discuss or explain laws of various governmental entities. Includes local, county, state, and national government sites.
62 Nudity Nude or seminude depictions of the human body. These depictions are not necessarily sexual in intent or effect, but may include sites containing nude paintings or photo galleries of artistic nature. This category also includes nudist or naturist sites that contain pictures of nude individuals.
63 News and Media Current events or contemporary issues of the day. Also includes radio stations and magazines, newspapers online, headline news sites, newswire services, personalized news services, and weather sites
64 Illegal Criminal activity, how not to get caught, copyright and intellectual property violations, etc.
65 Content Delivery Networks Delivery of content and data for third parties, including ads, media, files, images, and video.
66 Internet Communications Internet telephony, messaging, VoIP services and related businesses.
67 Bot Nets These are URLs, typically IP addresses, which are determined to be part of a Bot network, from which network attacks are launched. Attacks may include SPAM messages, DOS, SQL injections, proxy jacking, and other unsolicited contacts.
68 Abortion Abortion topics, either pro-life or pro-choice.
69 Health and Medicine General health, fitness, well-being, including traditional and non-traditional methods and topics. Medical information on ailments, various conditions, dentistry, psychiatry, optometry, and other specialties. Hospitals and doctor offices. Medical insurance. Cosmetic surgery.
71 SPAM URLs URLs contained in SPAM.
75 Parked Domains Domains that generate content dynamically based on arguments to their URL or other information (like geo-location) on the incoming web request.
76 Alcohol and Tobacco Sites that provide information on, promote, or support the sale of alcoholic beverages or tobacco products and associated paraphernalia.
78 Image and Video Search Photo and image searches, online photo albums/digital photo exchange, image hosting.
79 Fashion and Beauty Fashion or glamour magazines, beauty, clothes, cosmetics, style.
80 Recreation and Hobbies Information, associations, forums and publications on recreational pastimes such as collecting, kit airplanes, outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, rock climbing, specific arts, craft, or techniques; animal and pet related information, including breed-specifics, training, shows and humane societies.
81 Motor Vehicles Car reviews, vehicle purchasing or sales tips, parts catalogs. Auto trading, photos, discussion of vehicles including motorcycles, boats, cars, trucks and RVs. Journals and magazines on vehicle modifications.
82 Web Hosting Free or paid hosting services for web pages and information concerning their development, publication and promotion.