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Kudos0

Norton Safe Web API

Is there an API or similar service through which a link can be checked programmatically?

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Kudos0

Re: Norton Safe Web API

you mean other than > https://safeweb.norton.com/

Kudos0

Re: Norton Safe Web API

How would one access this programmatically (as with using the Google "Safe Browsing Lookup API"):

https://developers.google.com/safe-browsing/lookup_guide

Kudos0

Re: Norton Safe Web API

A security product is not going to allow a user to access any inner workings of its software. That would allow malware writers to access the code and cause havoc on the user's system. 

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Kudos0

Re: Norton Safe Web API

See the link in my first reply.  An API (that, of course, is not itself an open source solution) does not expose its code.  It simply allows a get of some simple or complex data of some kind or another.  Software development concerns develop and offer (and developers of end-client software use) API's all the time.  And they are often the most proprietary of solutions.  So Norton could easily allow a get on a Web API that is completely secure (like Google does in the specific case about which I am asking in this thread).

So the question remains, do they.

Kudos0

Re: Norton Safe Web API

So the question remains, do they.

Norton SafeWeb data via Norton services.   

Kudos0

Re: Norton Safe Web API

I'm not aware of this being available, then again, I am not a Norton employee.

How are you trying to implement this?

The Norton security products already check with Safe Web while a user is surfing the web. Not sure why you need this.

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Kudos0

Re: Norton Safe Web API

I am developing an MVC website which allows users to enter rich text via CKEditor.  The text comes back as HTML, as with many RTE's.  It will then subsequently be used on other pages in the website.  The text may contain images and links as well as other HTML-based rich text styling tags.  This obviously creates the problem that a malicious user or a malicious third party could pass my website dangerous data, which, if uncaught, I would pass to others browsing the site.  I have found a way to scrub the returning HTML for malicious injections.  I am looking for a way to complete that to make sure that all tags refer to safe sites (something which I cannot do myself or by using a service like the .NET Antixss library).  Basically I want to look for all href's and pass the link to a trusted Web API which can tell me that the reference is safe or not.

I have not found a way to ask this question directly to Norton.  I searched for things like "Norton SafeWeb data via Norton services" and have not found it, let alone how to use it.  Is there a way to get a definitive answer to this directly from Norton?  If I can't find what I'm looking for from Norton, I'll just use Google's experimental Safe Browsing Lookup API, referenced by link in one of my previous comments.

Kudos1 Stats

Re: Norton Safe Web API

OK. That is all way above my pay grade.

I'm not sure you will find an answer here. But you might try the Symantec forums. You have a better chance of finding someone who might have some experience with something like this.  http://www.symantec.com/connect/

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Kudos0

Re: Norton Safe Web API

Thanks, I'll give that a shot.

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