Web Filtering & Security

Web Filtering & Security Project

A Web filter, which is commonly referred to as “”content control software,”” is a piece of software designed to restrict what websites a user can visit on his or her computer. These filters can work using either a whitelist or a blacklist: The former allows access only to sites specifically chosen by whoever set up the filter, and the latter restricts access to undesirable sites as determined by the standards installed in the filter. These programs look at the URL of the desired site and search through the site’s content for restricted keywords, and then decide whether to block or allow the connection. Filters are often installed either as a browser extension, as a standalone program on the computer, or as part of an overall security solution. However, they can also be installed on the network side, either by an ISP or a business, to restrict the Web access of multiple users at once. Some search engines also feature rudimentary filters to remove undesirable pages from search results.

 

Adopting filtering services available over Internet protocol (IP), businesses, organizations, and users can avoid offensive and often intrusive websites and the spyware, adware, and malware that lurk outside every network Internet connection.

With millions of web pages being posted each day, this artificial intelligence engine has the capacity to keep pace with the massive growth of the Internet, its content and malicious threats.   As a result of this industry leading technology, this has massed and strategically categorized over 3.8 billion URLs to date and receives requests for over 10 million new URLs each and every day.

There has been heavy investment significantly into the development of a web-based administration tool-kit that enables the IT authorities to proactively manage the Internet access and activity of its immediate user community.  This tool ultimately offers the greatest form of defense, mitigating all relevant issues related to Internet user today.

The application is designed to manage the Internet access and activity of Internet users around the world.  Originally created as an alternative to the limited performance of the early filtering products that simply used word-blocking techniques and URL-blocking lists, the product was designed with the first automated and on demand content filtering categorisation system.  It is the first Internet content filtering company to develop and use a form of hybrid “AI” (Artificial Intelligence) technology to scan content, assign content to categories, and update its filter system without human intervention in real-time.

We fully understand that the only way to meet the exponential challenges of Internet growth is to develop, create, and adapt technology to suit our partners and clients.  Hence there is the drive to constantly raise the bar, making it the filter of choice with the best all-round performance, at a reasonable cost.

We know it’s important to take pride in developing the safety for internet controls and we are also affiliated and associated with leading bodies worldwide such as, The Internet Watch Foundation, British Educational Communications and Technology Agency and many more.

 

Importance and relevance to an enterprise

The Internet is considered the research and communication tool used in virtually any business, organization or institution around the world.  By providing Internet access, end users are clicks away from such an abundant of information and direct communication with anyone in their ‘networking circle’ which will consist of personal, professional and even yet-to-be-known fellow Internet users.  However, they are also now exposed to the threats the Internet brings to data, productivity, financial safety, personal safety and moral sensibilities. By its global reach, the Internet regularly defies laws, policies, and regulations established by governments and lawmakers

Web content filtering solutions and services available over Internet protocol (IP), offer businesses, educational institutions, government organizations, and residential users the ability to avoid offensive and often intrusive websites while providing protection from viruses, spyware, adware, and malware that lurk outside every network Internet connection.

 

benefits of the solution

Enabling IT managers to manage the accessibility to the Internet, Internet sites and web applications that are deemed appropriate and safe for their group of Internet users.  We must also block all web-borne threats, including viruses, malware and phishing scams from infecting computers and central networks.

Enterprise class reporting and a user friendly GUI gives IT management a seamless way of analyzing internet browsing patterns, by group, individual, sites and many more and deeper granularity in controls.

The ability to deploy in complexed environments with large distributed architectures and managing policies centrally is advantageous and still keeps the hardware investment very low. By reducing overall investment in hardware, this gives customers instant value clearly providing a positive effect on IT spend.