3 Reasons Why Internet Content Filtering is Right for Your Business

Originally posted December 13, 2018 and updated September 24, 2020.

Cyberattackers are changing their tactics as a result of the pandemic. Are you adjusting your cybersecurity strategy?

With more employees working from home, businesses are facing increasing pressure due to the rise in online criminal activity. By using an internet filter, you can easily improve your security and gain control over your network.

Improve security

Users are now three times more likely to click on pandemic-related phishing scams than they were before the pandemic.

Internet content filtering stops attackers from penetrating your network right at the gateway, preventing your sensitive data from getting stolen. Because it blocks malicious content, an internet filter also takes a major load off of your servers by limiting the amount of incoming spam.

Ease of use

Synchronize with a Google or Azure Directory

Use Netsweeper to sync your users or groups in G Suite and Azure AD so that you can more easily apply policies to internet surfing.

Use APIs for integration with other systems

Netsweeper offers a full range of API functions allowing you to integrate the User Interface with your front end systems, allowing you complete control of the look and feel without having to rely on branding the Netsweeper interface.

Deploy the Chrome Extension

Deploy the Netsweeper Chrome extension easily. It works with any Chrome Browser with full HTTPS decryption and policy enforcement.

1, 10, 40, 100, 1000 GE Support, etc.

Netsweeper supports virtually all network card speeds, from 1 Gbps to 100 Gbps allowing you to deploy Netsweeper in virtually any network, easily and safely.

Client Filter (iOS, Mac, Windows, Android)

Netsweeper is more than just a network policy management system. We offer a solution for any environment, whether it be Android, IOS, Chrome, Windows, and Mac. Allow users to leave your network and still enforce your policies.

Gain granular control of your network

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.

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.).

Netsweeper has a range of categories you can use to filter your network (threats, adult web pages, language specific pages, etc.) and provides support for 47 languages. Check out our Live Stats page to see the number of web pages we’ve categorized in the past 24 hours.

How Netsweeper can help you

Even if your business has email scanning, threat detection, PEN testing, firewalls, and does user training, none of that will stop an employee clicking a link in a phishing email that looks believable, or going to a site containing malware and downloading malicious software.

If you want to easily improve security and get granular control over your network, give Netsweeper a call today to find out more about how we can help.