Symantec RuleSpace

OEM URL Categorization Database and Real-Time Web Categorization Technology

Advanced Web Intelligence Solution for Users and Companies

Symantec RuleSpace incorporates proven and globally respected URL Web categorization databases with real-time analysis to multiple markets. RuleSpace offers a unique combination of database lookups and real-time analysis for accurate categorization of unknown or dynamic web sites, especially useful in dealing with sites containing user generated content. Symantec provides superior service quality with a dedicated engineering and technical support team, powering dozens of 3rd party web filtering solutions, serving more than 350 million end-users worldwide.

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System Requirements

Malware Feeds

  • Malware Domain (MALDOM), Malware Object (MALOBJ), Adware/Spyware (MALSPY), Potential Malware Victim
    (MALVIC), Malware Phishing (MPHISH), Malware Attack & Botnet (MATTCK).
  • Phishing feed is taken directly from the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) containing URLs of
    known phishing attacks.
  • Child Abuse Images and content list (CAIC) is taken from Internet Watch Foundation (IWF): containing URLs of known illegal child pornography and abuse sites.

Supported Platforms

  • Categorization server: Linux (32/64Bit), Solaris (32/64Bit)
  • API: Solaris (32/64Bit), Windows & OSX
  • Java API: any platform supporting Java

Response Times

  • Symantec virtualized reference architecture benchmark: (Centos 6 x64, 16 GB RAM, dual core Intel
  • Xeon CPU E5-2660 2.20GHz) the Categorization server (configured with 128 threads) supported
  • 88,028 lookups/sec.



  • Multi-thread for scaling: Supports thousands of simultaneous connections; configurable support for connections and lookup requests; multiple APIs to support single and batch URL lookup.

URL Database Size

  • 3 GB

Supported Languages

  • 28 languages including: Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Greek, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, and Vietnamese.

Code Compatibility

  • IPs/IPV6/gTLD/puny-code