Content filtering technologies allow for granular control of what Internet services can be accessed while at work. The implementation of a filtering solution has many benefits, including:
- Improved productivity – less time is spent on non-work related websites and services
- Increased bandwidth and speed – once superfluous network traffic is reduced or eliminated, Internet and network resources are freed up to perform real work
- Protection from infection – the #1 avenue by which malware infects systems is through malicious websites and clickjacking. Even a very lenient content filtering policy would block these sites. This can considerably reduce the likelihood of infections on your network.