CurrentWare, a global leader in Internet and Endpoint security solutions, has released a new version of BrowseControl, it’s flagship Internet restriction solution. This release advances the existing Internet filtering function with the new Category Filtering add-on. Consisting of over 100 URL categories, which cover thousands of domains, Category Filtering empowers administrators to easily block offensive web content.
Irrespective of their size, organizations today are faced with the challenge of keeping up with Internet security while enhancing employee productivity and morale. While a tight control on Internet access can mitigate Internet risks, this can often prove to be damaging to employee confidence. With the ever increasing number of objectionable and unsafe sites, web filtering can be a laborious task.
The CurrentWare Category Filtering offers an efficient and straight forward means of instantly blocking unauthorized sites. The extensive list of more than 100 URL Categories encompasses a wide range of URLs that can be blocked, while still giving employees access to pertinent and safe sites. From the central Console, administrators can instantly implement Internet restriction policies, affording greater control of Internet access, enterprise wide. Category Filtering in combination with the existing URL filtering functionality, offers an ideal balance of security and flexibility thus enhancing employee productivity.
CurrentWare’s CEO, Jay Lakhani, is very confident that the new Category Filtering feature will provide more granular Internet control across the network. ”Our Internet filtering solution, BrowseControl, has successfully enhanced Internet security while boosting employee productivity. We are excited to introduce Category Filtering which will provide an added benefit of blocking millions of objectionable web sites instantly with a few simple clicks.”
Key benefits of the new BrowseControl include:
Blocking multiple categories of objectionable sites helps to reduce attacks from viruses, spyware and malware, since these sites are quite often the source of common sources of malicious links and files.
While blocking Internet access is impractical, unlimited web access results in wasteful web surfing and reduced productivity. Category Filtering gives the employer full control of providing users access to legitimate sites while blocking inappropriate content. Productivity is enhanced and employee morale is salvaged.
The ease of instantly blocking objectionable sites from a selection of over 100 categories gives administrators a high level of control of deploying polices that are in line with company usage polices. In addition, the local URL filtering, gives the added flexibility of going beyond the categories, by adding specific URLs to the Allowed or Blocked lists. Granular policy enforcement that complies with legal and corporate policies can be accomplished efficiently and easily.
BrowseControl 4.3 is available at http://www.currentware.com/browsecontrol/