3 Reasons Why Your Business Needs Internet Content Filtering

What is Internet Content Filtering?

With Internet content filtering, you can allow or deny access to a website based upon the policies you choose to implement. Internet content is sorted into categories, and you can create a policy that allows or denies access to Internet content based upon these categories (Pornography, Hate Speech, etc.).

Internet Content Filtering does much more than just restrict access to websites. Here are 3 reasons why your business needs Internet content filtering.

Improve Security

Viruses, malware, and phishing attacks are prevalent – according to the UK Cyber Security and Breaches Survey, almost half of businesses and a quarter of charities suffered a cyber breach or attack in the past 12 months. Internet content filtering stops attackers from penetrating your network right at the gateway, preventing your sensitive data from getting stolen.

Increase Productivity

With unrestricted Internet access, employees can waste valuable time browsing social media, gambling online, and downloading illegal content. Limiting access to these sites can clean up your network and speed up your internet. You can create a policy based on a time duration to give employees access to sites at certain times (for example, giving them access to social media sites during their lunch break) as a compromise. Allow or deny categories of URLs (for example, social media) or a custom list of URLs (allow LinkedIn and deny Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter).

Minimize Liability

Monitor your employee’s online activities and ensure they’re complying with your IT policies by generating a report. Reports can show you which sites your employees attempt to access, identify problems in your network, and report unusual activity.

How Netsweeper can help you?

If you want to improve security, increase productivity, and minimize liability for your business, give Netsweeper a call today to find out more about how our Enterprise Web Filtering Solution can help.