Block Downloading from the Internet

With BrowseControl’s file download blocker you can prevent employees from downloading files from the internet on HTTP sites.*

*HTTPS file download blocking is in development. Please refer to our release notes for the latest updates.

Why Block File Downloads?

  • Data Loss Prevention (DLP): Prevent employees from downloading confidential files and copying them to rogue USB devices.
  • Cybersecurity: Proactively prevent the inadvertent or malicious downloading of harmful software such as malware (ransomware, viruses, worms, spyware, etc).
  • Piracy Prevention: Employers can be held liable for copyright infringement caused by their employees engaging in piracy with company resources. Piracy platforms are also a significant vector for malware transmission as they attract cybercriminals that mask malware as the intended file to be downloaded.
  • Bandwidth Efficiency: Employees that download large files such as videos and music can cause a significant strain on your bandwidth, resulting in reduced productivity from slow internet speeds.
  • Employee Productivity: Employees can abuse your network to download video games to their work machines, wasting significant work time on unnecessary distractions.
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Block File Downloads with BrowseControl’s Download Filter

BrowseControl’s Download Filter provides a list of file extensions that you (or your network administrator) can use to customize file download permissions on a per-user, per-device, or per-workgroup basis.

BrowseControl seamlessly integrated with the CurrentWare console, allowing you to combine the power of BrowseControl with your existing CurrentWare products in just a few clicks.

File types That Can Be Blocked From Download Using BrowseControl

BrowseControl’s Download Filter provides a list of file extensions that you (or your network administrator) can use to customize file download permissions on a per-user, per-device, or per-workgroup basis.

BrowseControl’s download filter can block an extensive list of file types, preventing your employees from downloading files that may be potentially dangerous or otherwise not necessary for completing their work-related projects.

Filetype Permission Levels in BrowseControl

BrowseControl has two permission types – allowed, and blocked

Allowed List

File types placed in the “allowed” list will be explicitly enabled for download, allowing your employees to download these file types unimpeded. You should only add filetypes to your allowed list that you have deemed reasonably safe or that are critical for day-to-day operations within your organization.

Blocked List

File types placed in the blocked list for a given user, machine, or workgroup will be explicitly not permitted for download by them. File types that you have deemed to be unnecessarily risky, unproductive, or otherwise inappropriate should be added to this list.

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BrowseControl Web Filtering Features

Internet Off
Internet ON/OFF

One click to completely block
users from browsing the web

URL Filter
URL Filter

Allowed list or Blocked list for
specific URLs

Category Filtering
Category Filtering

Block websites based on specific web content categories

Internet Scheduler
Internet Scheduler

Schedule internet use policies for specific times of the day

Bandwidth Tracker
Safe Search

Search engine filters prevent explicit results in search engines

Internet Quota
Internet Quota

Set a time-based quota for
internet browsing

Download Filter
Download Filter

Block files from being downloaded from the internet

Port Filter
Port Filter

Close unused and high-risk
TCP/UDP ports

Customized Message
Customize Message

Display a customized warning
message on blocked websites

Application Blocker
Application Blocker

Block specific Windows
applications from launching

Internet Timer
Timer

Allocate specific time for your
users to access the Internet

Stealth
Stealth Mode

Restrict internet use without
altering users

Centralized Console

Central Web Console

Access the administrative console from a web browser on any computer in your network

Remote Client Install

Remote Client Install

Easily deploy the CurrentWare Client remotely to all of your networked computers

Offsite Management

Offsite Management

Extend onsite Internet usage policies to laptops running outside the corporate network

Email Report

SQL Server Supported

Our database is scaled for
enterprise and large business
operations

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