FiregateCS - The security Web content filtering service on the Cloud!

TECHNOLOGY

FiregateCS is an Internet content filtering service tailored to your own need. You decide what Web content should be blocked or allowed to go through your networks, we filter them accordingly. In addition, the service helps you to gain advanced visibility and tuning into what is happening on your network and how. We provide you with very simple and user-friendly tools to do that in just a few mouse clicks. It is up to you to turn the service into a parental control, Safe Search forcing or generic firewall application that suites your need.

Everything is
about content!

We classify the Web into 20+ different categories based on website content. For example, the Adult category contains URLs that point to pornography and explicit content sites; the Phishing category contains fraud and phishing sites, etc. By grouping one or more categories together with time rules, one creates content filters that shape the Internet traffic going through one's network.

To maximize the protection of your Internet traffic, the FiregateCS system actively re-assesses every URL and domain in each of the categories for validity, such that false positives and false negatives are minimized.

Ready-made content filters FOR THE PUBLIC

We created two ready-to-use content filters for global consumption. Please visit here to find a setup guide for your device and operating system. We promise to always keep these two filters free of charge!

HappyKids

Located at the IP 103.3.62.208, the HappyKids filter is the combination of three categories: Pornography, Violence and Drugs, thus will block requests coming to and from sites with these content. It also enforces Safe Search mode to Google and Youtube i.e., your children cannot jump across unappropriated content on these platforms by accident or on purpose.

PhishBlock

The PhishBlock filter employs the Phishing & Fraud category. As you surf the Web, this filter blocks anything attempt to divert your Web browser to phishing / fraud Web sites, thus protecting you from losing important and private information, such as bank accounts, email passwords, social networks credentials and much more. This filter is located at IP 45.118.135.5.

Two levels of inspection

DNS LEVEL

FiregateCS works on two levels of inspection. At Domain Name System (DNS) level, the service looks at a domain name requested by your Internet-connected device, checks if the name conforms to your defined security rules and blocks or allows the request accordingly. For example, if you configured FiregateCS to block Adult content, then domain names like www.pornhub.com will be blocked.

DPI LEVEL

At the Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) level, FiregateCS scans your Web traffic for patterns that do not conform to your defined security rules and filter them out. This level enables checking specific Internet resources and matching for deep content of the traffic going through your network, that cannot be achieved at DNS level.

For most users, protection at DNS level is more than enough for parental control, day-to-day Web surfing and generic application-level firewall. However, we do provide support for DPI level for users with more advanced requirements.

Two levels of inspection

DNS LEVEL

FiregateCS works on two levels of inspection. At Domain Name System (DNS) level, the service looks at a domain name requested by your Internet-connected device, checks if the name conforms to your defined security rules and blocks or allows the request accordingly. For example, if you configured FiregateCS to block Adult content, then domain names like www.pornhub.com will be blocked.

DPI LEVEL

At the Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) level, FiregateCS scans your Web traffic for patterns that do not conform to your defined security rules and filter them out. This level enables checking specific Internet resources and matching for deep content of the traffic going through your network, that cannot be achieved at DNS level.

For most users, protection at DNS level is more than enough for parental control, day-to-day Web surfing and generic application-level firewall. However, we do provide support for DPI level for users with more advanced requirements.