The Netsweeper application is designed to manage the access and activity of administered users.
HOW IT WORKS:
A filtering policy is a set of rules or settings that the Netsweeper Policy Service uses in making decisions about whether requests for internet content should be allowed or denied. The Netsweeper solution allows you to create one or more unique policies for groups of people or workstations. Each workstation is deemed a client, with each client being part of a group. Every filtering group can have one or many policies to determine what they can or cannot access on the web.
Dynamic Content Classification - Category Name Service
Netsweeper has a multitude of content categories, with some available for blocking and others available for usage reporting purposes. Category filtering can be defined as sorting URLs into subject categories and subsequently filtering based on subject content. Netsweeper’s Dynamic Categorization Engine scans and sorts the content of billions of websites and adds this information to a database of categorized sites maintained on the Netsweeper Category Name Server (CNS). Each URL is categorized by Netsweeper, and based on these categories URLs can be allowed or denied.
HTTPS Selective Filtering - NSProxy
Authentication & Integration
Authentication Portal API
Netsweeper supports Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS), a client/server protocol and software that enables remote access servers to communicate with a central authority server authorizing user access. This approach provides organizations with better security, allows companies to maintain user profiles in a central database and apply policies at a single administrated network point. Through our authentication portal API, we allow for customization of the authorization process to meet various educational and business requirements.
With our Translation Editor, we provide our clients with the ability to translate original text from the WebAdmin, Profile Manager, and Client Filters into different languages. Languages supported today include English, French, Japanese, Greek, Russian, Thai & Arabic! Our Translation Editor is simple to use, allowing for a seamless translation experience of the user interface in any language, including Klingon if you so choose!
BYOD & Client Filters
With organizations across the world becoming increasingly dependent on mobile communication and work habits, security for all devices has become paramount. Thankfully, our solutions support the new BYOD trend, allowing any device connected to a Wi-Fi network to be filtered and secure. In addition, no software installs are required on your devices, as filtering takes place using the device IP address.
Furthermore, optional lightweight mobile and desktop clients are available for Windows, MAC, OSX, Google Chrome, Chrome browser, iOS, and Android ensuring that roaming or off network users are protected regardless of their location.
Social Media Controls
Social media can be a powerful communication tool, however, in certain scenarios it can also be detrimental to the activity at hand. Social media controls can be used in the office or at home during a child’s school work time. Time segments can be used to block social media at certain points in the day, or all together on a given network. We help you become more productive when you need to be with our effective social media controls.
The Netsweeper Quarantine system gives your organization the power to quarantine high-risk users, ensuring the safety of your network. The system allows our customers to flag specific clients as ‘quarantined’. In many cases, this is done after the Netsweeper system detects that a client has visited multiple websites containing viruses. Our APIs and RADIUS functionality allow you to flag or mark a client as quarantined after they have been detected as a high-risk user. This approach ensures the safety of your network, and in turn, your organization.
Netsweeper Anti "3" for Malware, Phishing, and Viruses
Our Web Security platform provides a solution that detects zero-day and known malware threats such as viruses, spyware, phishing frauds, and other forms of malicious code. By correlating current traffic and request trends, multiple detection technologies, automated machine-learning heuristics, and the industry’s largest data set of categorized web content, Netsweeper provides the most technological and cost effective solution to combat new and known malicious content to keep you safe.
Web filters that do not provide real-time analysis of content often miss harmful URLS, allowing inappropriate content to be accessed by users. We give our customers peace of mind knowing that we go beyond standard URL lists to protect clients from all unwanted content.