Our enterprise web filtering services enable you to regulate the kinds of websites that can be accessed using workplace devices. Our software allows you to block specific sites, including personal email accounts, social media, and other sites based on keywords, mitigating the risk of malware and other security threats.
Examples of websites that you may like to block using web content filtering include:
- Gambling sites
- Adult content sites
- Video streaming sites (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Disney Plus, etc.)
- Social media sites
- Shopping websites
- Sports sites
- News networks
- Job board websites
Benefits of Our Web Content Filtering Software
Regardless of the growth stage or size of your company, implementing a content filtering solution will do a lot to improve your business functions and create a more productive work environment.
The following sections detail the numerous benefits offered by our content filtering systems.
Increased Team Productivity
The natural byproduct of limited access to specific sites is that there will be an increase in productivity for your entire team.
If team members don’t have access to online stores, social media, or news outlets, their time will be spent doing work-related tasks instead of browsing or getting swept up in sensational stories.
Surveys carried out by networking companies have found that when internet access is unrestricted, 58% of employees waste a minimum of 4 hours per week on social media, news, and other sites unrelated to their work.
This is the equivalent of 26 wasted workdays per year.
How much do you pay your employees per day? Multiply that number by 26 and then multiply that by 58% of your employees and you’ll have an idea of what internet time-waste is costing your organization.
According to the survey linked above, large organizations are among the heaviest users of corporate content filtering software, with 36% blocking Snapchat, 36% blocking Facebook, 35% blocking Instagram, and 31% blocking Pinterest and Twitter.
Take a memo from some of America’s largest corporations and use a web content filter service to block unproductive sites and keep your employees on track.
Prevent the Viewing of Adult Content at Work
Unfortunately, giving team members free-range, unrestricted access to the internet can result in inappropriate situations, such as the viewing of adult content while at work.
In order to maintain a professional, focused workplace environment, it’s important to implement a web content filtering system that allows businesses to restrict the viewing of inappropriate or adult content from work devices.
Mitigate Cybersecurity Risks
Whether it’s viruses, malware, or a phishing attack, cybersecurity incidents have the potential to sow chaos in your organization.
Because allowing unlimited access to all websites has the potential to result in the accidental downloading of viruses or malware, it’s a good business precaution to limit access to unnecessary non-work-related websites.
By blocking access to personal email services, social media accounts, and other non-work-related sites, you mitigate the risk of employees exposing your organization to data theft and cyberattacks.
Protecting your company’s information and internal security is paramount and can be done through implementing a web content filtering system.
Improve Network Bandwidth Efficiency
One of the major frustrations that many companies experience is slow or unreliable network connections. These can also be improved through content filtering solutions.
Teams report experiencing a faster, more secure connection when non-work-related internet activity is limited (especially when streaming sites are blocked).
Mitigate the Likelihood of Company Scandals
Another benefit of content filtering is that with the avoidance of non-work-related content on the web, companies also reduce the risk of facing liabilities related to unpalatable websites being visited from one of the company’s IP addresses.
It can be difficult (or even impossible) to rebuild a company’s reputation if their name becomes associated with extremely negative content browsing.
This is why it’s so important for companies to protect their name and mitigate liabilities by restricting all access to websites which could endanger their reputation or put them at risk for legal action being taken against them.