Why does your business need Internet content filtering?
The internet is among the most pervasive inventions of all time. Businesses are becoming increasingly intertwined with it, which makes it increasingly essential for us to take proactive roles to protect our networks and computers from online dangers. While antivirus software goes a long way towards preventing problems, the more layers of protection your business has, the better.
Internet content filtering monitors Internet traffic and helps block external threats (such as viruses and spyware) but can also protect your network from internal threats such as employees inadvertently browsing potentially dangerous websites.
Internet content filtering can be performed at several levels, such as a hardware device installed between your Internet router and the rest of the network, or a piece of software like Microsoft ISA installed on a server, or software installed at the workstation level. Any of these options provide a greater level of protection than just relying on standard firewalls or antivirus software.
In addition, Internet content filtering can be configured to block specific sites or services that are not necessarily malicious but can result in decreased productivity. These settings can be customized to your business’s needs as well as provide reports of any attempts to visit blocked sites or access prohibited services.