The Web Filtering Solution
- Completely block the internet while allowing authorized websites to be visited (Allowed List)
- Allow access to the internet while blocking certain sites (Blocked List and Category Filtering)
- Set schedules for different URLs to be enabled/disabled at certain times
- Set different rules and permissions for different users
- All of this can be conveniently controlled from a central console.
Should you Filter Internet in your workplace?
The internet, as with all great things, brings a range of problems along with the benefits. Problems like unproductive or personal browsing by employees or students, downloading malicious software, and bandwidth hogging are just a few of the endless challenges. With BrowseControl you can greatly reduce or eliminate these challenges, allowing your employees to use the internet to its full potential.
In addition to restricting internet activity, BrowseControl includes an application blocker, which can block applications from running. With BrowseControl you can restrict users from running unauthorized programs such as games, chat programs, music/video players etc.
BrowseControl is remarkably easy to install and configure, making it a simple solution to a serious problem.
Web Filter Features
From the central Console, enable and disable Internet access instantly. Filter both HTTP and HTTPs sites. This way users are unable to access a blocked http site via the https address. For example, block Facebook at both the http and https levels.
Control the Internet access of your employees or students with the comprehensive pre-defined URL category database. Covering more than 100 URL categories, administrators can easily block objectionable web sites through a diverse range of categories.
Filter Internet access to company or school specific sites only. Through the Allowed List, users have access to authorized sites only, while browsing of other sites is totally denied. Or, you can allow your users to browse the Internet except for the websites listed under the Blocked List.
Ensure that your organization’s Internet permission policies are enforced on offsite systems as well. Internet and program restrictions and any other BrowseControl settings can be configured to extend to laptops or workstations used by offsite or mobile users.
Increase the productivity of your employees or students by blocking them from running any games (solitaire, hearts, freecell and more), chat programs (AIM, Yahoo, MSN, Google Talk, Gmail, MySpace IM, Facebook Chat) and other disruptive software on your network.
Web email can be an easy source of malicious attachments that can compromise the network’s security. Block users from accessing their personal email through gmail, yahoo mail, hotmail and etc, to ensure that no security threats are bypassed, and in turn increase employee productivity in the office.
Protect your network from threats of unsolicited files by blocking the downloads of different file types including video, audio and executable files. Port Filtering provides an additional security of blocking downloads from specific ports, such as FTP, torrents and telnet.
The Internet Quota feature gives the manager control on how much time employees can spend on personal Internet usage on their managed computers. Assign a designated amount of time that employees can have access to the Internet on a daily basis.
To permit your users Internet access at lunch time or outside work hours, assign a schedule to the specific group. At the allocated scheduled time, permit full Internet access or allowed partial access to non-work related sites that are pre-selected by the administrator or manager.
BrowseControl now supports a Terminal Server environment. Internet access of thin clients can be administered by installing the new CurrentWare Server/Console and the CurrentWare Client on the Terminal Server.
BrowseControl is compatible with the following operating systems.
Windows 8* Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate
Windows 7* Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate
Windows XP* Professional
Windows Server 2003/2008 R2
*Both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems are supported. Not tested on Home edition operating systems