Information on Threat Risk Levels assigned to Websites

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Web Security Service - WSS

Issue/Introduction

You want to know how threat risk levels for websites are determined. 

These are in use in rules under 'Threat Protection' policies in your WSS portal.

Cause

These are dynamically managed by the GIN ( Global Intelligence Network ).

Resolution

The Symantec Global Intelligence Network (GIN) provides datafeeds that contain content category risk ratings to the Web Security Service.
 
The risk rating ranks from 1 to 10 and has the following labels.
 
Score
Description
1-2
Content is Very Likely Safe. Sites have a proven history of proper behavior.
3-4
Content is Likely Safe. Sites are beginning to establish a history of proper behavior.
5-6
Content is Cautious. Possibilities exist that the sites might not be yet be proven to be safe.
7-8
Content is Suspicious. Evidence exists that the sites are possibly malicious.
9-10
Content is confirmed as Malicious. Solid evidence that the sites are malicious.

For more information and details including policy configuration, please see this TechDoc Article

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