The service provides an assessment of threat presented by a destination website based on a complete analysis and categorization of site content, file structure, and data, along with more traditional measures of its reputation, security profile, and behavior. It gives estimates of secure browser access, data exchange, and email to allow an application to choose whether or not to access another service or accept contact. The cloud service accesses the same threat assessments used by the provider's installed hardware and software products to protect third-party applications.
API methods support submission of a web URL for analysis, which triggers extensive categorization algorithms to evaluate reputation and behavior records but also site content, data exposed, and file structure. The API returns a threat assessment highlighting the probability and nature of threats potentially posed by the site.