RuleSpace Releases Updated Web Categorization Solution And Receives Premium Certification

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RuleSpace, the global leader in OEM URL categorization databases and real-time categorization technology, announces its most recent product improvements and that a Web security product powered by RuleSpace has just received the Checkmark Premium certification from West Coast Labs.

RuleSpace LLC, the global leader in OEM URL categorization databases and real-time technology, today announced a number of improvements to its web categorization solution. New features include major enhancements to its real-time web page analysis technology and the introduction of new categories in the RuleSpace Web Categorization Database. RuleSpace is also pleased to announce that CensorNet, one of its OEM customers, has received the Checkmark Premium certification from West Coast Labs for its web filtering product powered by RuleSpace technology.

"This new release and certification clearly demonstrates our ability to provide the best technology for categorizing content on the ever-changing Internet" said Alistair Allan, President and CEO of RuleSpace. "RuleSpace continues to be the clear market leader in powering consumer and enterprise Internet security products, UTM and web filtering appliances, parental control products, contextual advertising services, and brand protection solutions."

New and Improved Web Categorization Real-time Engines
RuleSpace now offers over 30 customer deployable real-time categorization engines supporting 15 languages and content in standard (HTML) and mobile (WML) web formats. These highly-accurate engines can categorize thousands of web pages per second, so can be scaled to meet the needs of any customer. RuleSpace's real-time technology supplements its 60 million URL categorization database by analysing and categorizing unknown or "Web 2.0" style pages containing dynamic or user generated content - where a domain or site level categorization may not be sufficient.

In this release, the existing engines have increased accuracy levels and there are 10 brand new content categories supported:

  •     Anonymizer site detection
  •     Dating & Personal Ads
  •     Gambling
  •     Hate
  •     Lifestyle
  •     Lingerie
  •     Nudism
  •     Sexual Advice
  •     Sexual Education
  •     Weapons

New Database Categories:
RuleSpace currently has over 60 million sites in 17 languages classified into over 80 categories in the Web Categorization Database. New categories introduced this year include:

  •     Art & Museums
  •     Energy
  •     Food & Restaurants
  •     Freeware & Shareware
  •     Internet Telephony
  •     Music (previously part of Entertainment category)
  •     Pets
  •     Placeholder
  •     Real Estate
  •     Self Harm
  •     Streaming Media
  •     Weddings

Checkmark Premium Certification for Web Filtering:
CensorNet Pro, a web filtering product powered by RuleSpace's URL categorization databases and real-time technology, has just achieved the highest Checkmark certification from West Coast Labs. West Coast Labs is an independent organisation that tests Internet security products. The Checkmark Premium accreditation certifies CensorNet to real world standards which provide a reliable indicator of performance to the user. To achieve the Premium Level Certification, the product must prove a 100% pass rate during the extensive testing process.

"We are delighted to have been awarded the highest level of certification from this respected authority", said Tim Lloyd, Managing Director of CensorNet Ltd. "RuleSpace's products are a key component to our Web filtering solution which enabled us to achieve this great result from West Coast Labs".

About RuleSpace
For over 12 years RuleSpace has been a leading provider of OEM Web categorization services. RuleSpace offers the most comprehensive URL category databases and accurate real-time web categorization technologies available. The solutions are designed to power Internet security products and services, parental control products, safe search functionality, contextual advertising services and brand protection products. RuleSpace technology is currently deployed at leading ISPs, mobile network operators, and Internet security companies serving over 170 million users worldwide. RuleSpace is a privately-held company headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon with offices in the United Kingdom. For more information, please visit


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