nFilter

MAKE THE INTERNET A SAFER PLACE TO LEARN, WORK, AND INTERACT

Netsweeper’s Carrier-Grade, Core Web and Content Filtering Platform

nFilter is a software-based web filtering platform that uses AI-driven dynamic categorization to scan, sort and analyze content in real time. Simply put, it’s the fastest, most accurate web and content filtering solution in the industry. It’s also easy to manage and deploy, adaptable to any network environment, highly customizable and cost effective.

nFilter protects users worldwide from harmful content and evolving cyber threats, while helping school districts, public agencies, telecoms and governments comply with complex regulations. As new apps, including social media, grow in number and influence, nFilter offers a flexible solution that empowers digital use and collaboration, while preventing online threats such as CSAM, ransomware and disinformation.



nFilter Diagram

Protects Users with AI-Driven, Dynamic Categorization

Protects Users with AI-Driven, Dynamic Categorization

Unlike other web filters that only detect list-based, static URLs, nFilter’s dynamic technology uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to stop new, unknown threats proactively. It scans and filters content from billions of websites, adds this information to our unique Category Naming Service (CNS) database for categorization, then allows or denies URLs in real time, at scale. This provides the most up-to-date, accurate web and content filtering available, protecting users from unwanted or illicit content such as CSAM, cyberbullying, malware/ransomware/phishing attacks, online radicalization, and more.

Delivers Carrier-Grade Performance

Telecoms and governments need high-performance, secure web and content filtering that doesn’t contribute to network latency. nFilter delivers speed, scalability, and reliability for high- demand networks without impeding traffic or performance. As a carrier-grade solution, it’s able to support web filtering on multiple 100G links cost effectively.

Easy to Manage

Easy to Manage

nFilter gives administrators the ability to delegate management of filtering policies to teachers, managers, officials or other stakeholders within a school, agency, business, or government. This allows non-administrators, who are more familiar with day-to-day content needs of specific groups, the flexibility to assign policies that pertain to them. Central administration capabilities enable simple, universal policy management and enforcement across multiple networks, saving time and costs.

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Provides Flexible Control of Social Media Access

With granular social media controls, nFilter gives administrators the flexibility to manage access to apps such as Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. They can apply policies for specific criteria, such as age/grade level, job title, business group, and time of day, allowing appropriate or task- related access without risking compliance or productivity.

Improves Efficiency with Multi-Tenancy

As a multi-tenant solution, nFilter saves time and money related to maintenance and IT resources, increases efficiency, and simplifies overall management. Its software-based technology supports management of multiple schools, divisions, subscribers, and other user groups through a single deployed solution.

nFilter Features:

Dynamic Content Categorization Using AI
Dynamic Content Categorization Using AI

Scans and filters content from billions of websites, adds this data to our CNS database for categorization, then allows or denies URLs in real time, at scale.

Carrier-Grade Performance
Carrier-Grade Performance

Delivers speed and reliability for high-demand networks without slowing traffic or performance; able to support web filtering on multiple 100G links.

Zero Latency
Zero Latency

Filters content alongside network traffic without affecting delivery speed or performance.

Central Administration
Central Administration

Enables simple, universal policy management and enforcement across multiple networks.

Delegated Management
Delegated Management

Enables administrators to delegate management of filtering policies to another person or group within a school, agency, business, or government.

Granular Social Media Control
Granular Social Media Control

Allows administrators to manage access to apps such as Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok while applying flexible policies based on specific criteria.

Multi Tenancy
Multi Tenancy

Supports management of multiple schools, divisions, subscribers, etc. through a single deployed solution.

Comprehensive, Customizable Reporting
Comprehensive, Customizable Reporting

Offers out-of-the-box or customizable logging, reporting, and analytic tools for policy and monitoring purposes.

Highly Scalable
Highly Scalable

Manages high throughput, integrates with existing infrastructure, and scales easily to support future demands.

Seamless Integration/Lower TCO
Seamless Integration/Lower TCO

Eliminates the cost of infrastructure purchases and core network changes; requires no extra on-premise equipment.

SafeSearch Enforcement for Education
SafeSearch Enforcement for Education

Blocks inappropriate/explicit content across popular web search engines, including Google, Bing, and YouTube.

Parental Controls
Parental Controls

Enables guardians to customize policies that protect children based on age, day, time, content type, and more.

BGP Routing and Out-of-Band Web Filtering Technology
BGP Routing and Out-of-Band Web Filtering Technology

Enables ISPs to filter and block CSAM in their networks using as little as a single server.

Media Monetization
Media Monetization

Enables delivery of push messaging to subscribers through targeted ads to generate revenue.

Ad Blocking
Ad Blocking

Delivers fast page loads, removes internet trackers, and blocks ads for a better web experience.