BrowseControl Web Content Filtering Software Overview (Video)

BrowseControl Web Content Filtering software from CurrentWare

Video Transcript

BrowseControl is an easy-to-use web filter that helps organizations enforce policies, improve productivity, reduce bandwidth consumption, and meet compliance requirements – no matter where their users are located.

With BrowseControl you can…

BrowseControl’s security policies are enforced by a software agent that is installed on your user’s computers. This allows the solution to continue blocking websites and applications even when computers are taken off-site.

Features

BrowseControl’s central console allows you to configure your security policies from the convenience of a web browser. 

With BrowseControl you can…

  • Block or allow websites based on URL, category, domain, or IP address
    Screenshot of category filtering window from BrowseControl web filter. Porn and social media categories blocked.
  • Assign custom policies for each group of computers or users
    BrowseControl web filter screenshot with computer and user mode
  • Prevent users from launching specific applications and…
    screenshot of BrowseControl's application blocker
  • Block network ports to reduce the attack surface of your network
    Screenshot of BrowseControl's Port Filter for blocking TCP/UDP ports

Block websites

There are three key methods for blocking websites with BrowseControl:

  • The Blocked List allows you to block specific websites based on URL, domain, or IP address
  • Category Filtering allows you to block millions of websites across over 100 content categories including pornography, social media, and virus-infected sites.
  • And finally, you can use the Allowed List to allow specific websites that would otherwise be blocked based on their category,
    • OR for the greatest security and control, you can block all websites except for those that are on the Allowed List.

When your users try to visit a blocked website they can either be presented with a custom warning message or directed to another site, such as a page with a reminder of your organization’s internet use policy.

Block apps

With BrowseControl’s App Blocker you can prevent your users from launching specific applications.

Simply select the group you would like to restrict, enter the Original Filename of the application to the Application List, and add it to the blocked applications list.

When the user tries to launch the blocked application they can be presented with a custom warning message that alerts them of the restriction.

BrowseControl is best used in tandem with our computer monitoring software BrowseReporter. Using both solutions provides the visibility and control you need to ensure that your organization’s computers are being used appropriately.

Conclusion

Don’t let internet abuse run rampant in your organization. Take back control over web browsing with a free trial of BrowseControl.

Get started today by visiting CurrentWare.com/Download

If you have any technical questions during your evaluation our support team is available to help you over a phone call, live chat, or email.

Thank you!

Dale Strickland
Dale Strickland
Dale Strickland is a Marketing Coordinator for CurrentWare, a global provider of endpoint security and employee monitoring software. Dale’s diverse multimedia background allows him the opportunity to produce a variety of content for CurrentWare including blogs, infographics, videos, eBooks, and social media shareables.