Blog

Content Filtering Can Help Keep Your Business Safe and Productive

Content Filtering Can Help Keep Your Business Safe and Productive

The Internet might be a great resource for modern businesses, but it can also waste a lot of time and expose your company to more risks than you’d think. As a business owner, it is your responsibility to take action against these threats and do what must be done to protect your company from them. One of the best ways you can do this is by implementing a content filter for your network traffic.

Let’s get down to the details; what is a content filter, what does it do, and what issues can it solve for your company?

What is a Content Filter?

A content filter is a solution that allows your business to block specific content on company workstations. The type of content blocked generally falls into three categories: harmful, inappropriate, and/or time-wasting. Content filters block these websites from loading and can also stop files from executing. These content filters are generally used to reinforce network security and company policies pertaining to workstation usage.

Why Is It Necessary?

The Internet is filled with distractions like social media and streaming services, so it goes without saying that employees might be tempted to check them out during the workday. To stop this, you can block access to them on an “as needed” basis. Some content simply should not be viewed during the workday in general (you know, those websites), and not only are they inappropriate, they are often security risks. It’s safe to say that there is a solid reason to block these types of websites in the workplace.

Since you can implement content filters on a case-by-case basis, you still allow your well-behaved and productive employees to use certain sites when needed, whereas the opposite is also true; you can use a content filter to keep those who have problems concentrating focused on the task at hand.

Get Started Today

A content filter is one of the many tools that all businesses can benefit from, allowing companies to shore up weaknesses and keep their employees from wasting too much time while going about their daily tasks. Even if your employees don’t like this solution, it’s to protect them, their jobs, and your business, so you should not feel bad about implementing one. White Mountain IT Services can help you implement and deploy a comprehensive security solution called a Unified Threat Management tool, or UTM. One of the big features of a UTM is content filtering, so it’s a great way to get the most powerful security solutions all in one place.

To learn more about what we can do for your business, reach out to us at 603-889-0800.

By accepting you will be accessing a service provided by a third-party external to https://www.whitemtn.com/

Related Posts

Replacing your aging or broken-down hardware is a part of doing business, and one that few business owners want to think about before it must be done. Hardware is expensive and tricky to replace without experiencing at least some downtime. That’s not...
There’s no denying that your business’s productivity suite is one of its most valuable software solutions. Cloud services like Google Apps for Work and Microsoft Office 365 continue to be huge game-changers in the business environment, and it’s been ...
Remote workers are changing the way that both employees and their employers are viewing their workspace. It’s been proven that businesses can mitigate their overhead costs and increase their employee retention rate by allowing their team to work from...
It’s the nature of technology to grow more complex over time, and as it does, the types of threats grow alongside it. Security is now more important than ever before, and if your business is not prepared to handle the threats that lurk in the shadows...
We’re all aware of how the proliferation of mobile devices is changing the workplace, but let’s take an objective look at this trend. Are mobile devices changing the workplace for the better? Are employees actually using their personal devices to get...
Smartphones and tablets are the new norm. Most professionals have begun to utilize mobile devices to accomplish tasks when they are away from their work PC. Not to say that these devices offer all that much in the way of productivity. Sure, there are...
How many of your employees have a smartphone? The answer is probably most (if not all) of them. In the United States alone, nearly two-thirds of adults own a smartphone, and many of them depend on the device to do much of their personal computing. As...
Regardless of how your business’s administration is set up, you should be aware that anyone in a position of authority must have a basic understanding of how IT, and its related responsibilities, functions for your business. Here are four ways that y...
The IT landscape has changed so dramatically over the past decade that businesses need to stop and consider the latest solutions before cycling out their old IT equipment. In the past, when it came time to replace office technology, one would simply ...
Windows 95 changed the way that consumers saw personal computing, and it heavily influenced future versions of Microsoft’s Windows operating system. Over twenty years later, you can expect to see significant changes and improvements, to the point whe...
The world might not see legitimate artificial intelligence for quite some time, but that doesn’t mean developers aren’t taking baby steps in the right direction. A current example of this is Google and its automated vehicles. If Google is capable of ...
Your staff’s ability to access the data they need to do their jobs is paramount to the success of your business. Are you serious about making it as easy as possible for your team to get the information they need, or is this responsibility an aftertho...

Onsite Service Coverage Area

Although we provide remote services and support to businesses in over 20 states, onsite services are limited to within reasonable driving distance from our office in NH.  We will manage a local vendor for locations outside of our service area to provide onsite assistance when needed.

 

Onsite Computer Support Services are available to businesses within 100 miles of Nashua New Hampshire. We have excellent onsite coverage from Concord NH, south through Manchester NH, and then down into Boston. From Northern and Central Mass, we cover from Worcester, east to the North Shore, including the Salem and Portsmouth NH area.

 

White Mountain IT Services
33 Main Street, Suite 302
Nashua, New Hampshire 03064

 

603-889-0800

map nashua4 1

 

Open Positions