Next-gen firewalls and URL / domain reputation and classification

C. Jon Larsen jlarsen at
Wed Oct 26 20:20:35 UTC 2022

A lot of the vendors are using WebRoot or Threatstop under the hood.
A10 for example with their CFW product.

> Greetings and good day.
> What products/services are folks using on their networks for domain reputation or classification-based
> filtering? There are various vendors (Fortinet, Palo Alto, Talos/Cisco, McAfee, etc) who maintain their
> own databases for this purpose, and I'm working to make sure a recently acquired domain name is classified
> and evaluated correctly. I have been seeing reports from end users on a handful of different ISP networks
> being blocked or redirected to something like due to this sort of reputation-based filter.
> Re-classifications have been submitted to a lot of the major vendors in this space, but I don't maintain
> an exhaustive list, and individual ISPs seem to have varying degrees of success responding to these
> requests.
> Any input on the subject, or anecdotes from anyone with operational experience is much appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Devern
> --
> Devern Adamsdevernadams at

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