In early january we are making several enhancements to our Click-time URL Protection service. Those enhancements are:
We now support detecting schemeless URLs.
We have added a new functionality for Click-time URL reporting.
We now have shorter re-written URLs.
Support for Schemeless URLs
Previously the Click-time Protection Service only supported URLs starting with certain URL schemes (eg, HTTP and HTTPS).
With our new update the Click-time Protection service will now support for URLs starting with a www. prefix (eg www.symantec.com)
This behaviour brings our Click-time Protection Service behaviour in line with those of the Outlook mail clients URL detection capabilities.
New Click-time Reporting Functionality
In the ClientNet Portal under the Click-time Incidents page we have added a Recipient column to make it easier to see who it was sent to.
We will display the first 3 recipients as default in this column. You can click on it to see a full list of Envelope To recipients and you have the option to copy to clipboard as well which when pasted to a notepad would give you a comma separated list.
We have also added a new detailed report Click-time Protection report within the Reports section of the ClientNet Portal.
Contains all click activity including: URL Access Date (includes time), Time Zone, Domain, Email Subject, To, From, Original URL (that was SQURL’d), Threat Category and Action
Previously only events that triggered detection were logged. With the new enhancement we will now log all events.
New Shorter Re-Written URLs
Previously our longer re-written URLs (SQURLs), due to their length and complexity, could sometimes cause issues with formatting and line breaks as well as other issues.
As part of these enhancements we will be introducing new shorter re-written URLs which will address these issues.
These new SQURLs will be Base 58 encoded, include no non-alpha numeric characters and no ambiguous characters and will be approximately 5 times shorter than before.