SMX - How URL Analysis Works

SMX - How URL Analysis Works

Revisions
Revised by
Mike Migalbio
Nature of Update
Confirmed this is still active process
Date of Revision
16/12/2022

HOW TO:  

How URL Analysis works


CUSTOMER DESCRIPTION


How does URL Analysis work?

  

ENVIRONMENT

SMX

PROCESS

How SMX URL Analysis Works

Analysis

URL Analysis evaluates URLs within the message, using a risk score based on:
  1.  Country / Top Level Domain (TLD) - SMX scores URLs negatively (or positively) based on domainor country.
  2.  Content – SMX scores based on a number of content types, including, misspelt or suspect wordsor “invisible content”.
  3.  Masking – URL Analysis looks for masking patterns which may indicate that the Sender is tryingto mask the true destination of the URL. Common examples include:
  1.  HTTPS to HTTP
  2.  HTTP to IP Address

Notification

Where a message has triggered URL Analysis, SMX will add a warning to the original message,
informing the recipient that the email contains suspicious URLs.

Customers can choose to provide their own warning messages or use the SMX default:
  1.  Subject: “SMX Warning: Suspicious links”
  2.  Footer: “SMX Warning: Links in this email have suspicious characteristics”
Example
The following shows an example of a message which has triggered URL Analysis due to content
masking of a HTTP link and a mismatch of the destination domain name.


Contact SMX

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