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How can ‘Web Content Filtering’ help my business?

Using a content filtering service, you can, effectively and cheaply, manage what sites employees are allowed to visit – and ‘block out’ others.

This service gives you lots of controls to enable you to pick and choose specific sites, or sites by type or ‘genre’ for example: Social media, Sites with abusive content, Sites of a sexual nature, Gambling sites, there is a large list of categories and it is updated on an ongoing basis. You can also schedule when certain sites are accessible, in the case of social media for example, you might decide to allow access during lunch times?

Configuration is straightforward and it generally provides excellent value. Call or email us if you would like more information about the different levels of web content filtering.

Does your business have an ‘Internet Fair Use’ policy?

All companies, large or small, should have a clear ‘Internet Fair Use’ policy.

This document should serve to inform staff of what is – and isn’t – acceptable use of the internet, and also demonstrate the first steps in due diligence to outside organisations, suppliers or governing bodies.

‘Unacceptable use of the Internet’ is a broad term, but your policy should include:

  • not visiting sites containing obscene, hateful or pornographic material.
  • prohibiting the downloading of any software not directly related to the employees’ ability to carry out their role.
  • hacking into unauthorised areas – inside and outside – the local network.
  • details on the use of company information and with whom it can be shared.
  • the use of social media, and what can and cannot be published.

Company IT policies and Permissions

A well-considered, written policy should sit alongside an IT policy that restricts what employees can and cannot do on the network. If you would like a sample document call or email us and we will send you a link.