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VpsCity Spam & Content Filtering

A modern and effective web content filtering solution scans more than the domain name. It is able to break down and analyse web traffic making it capable to accurately pinpoint portions of a web page which should not be allowed into the internal network.


Content filtering (also known as information filtering) is the use of a program to screen and exclude from access or availability web pages or e-mail that is deemed objectionable. Content filtering is used by corporations as part of internet firewall computers and also by home computer owners, especially by parents to screen the content their children have access to from a computer.


An effective web content filtering solution is essential for a business because granting your employees unfettered access to the Internet opens your company to a multitude of problems.


Content Filtering Benefits

VpsCity Content Filtering lets you manage the internet experience on and off your network with acceptable use or compliance policies, putting you in control.


Category-Based Filtering

The easy-to-use, cloud-delivered administration console enables you to quickly set up, manage, and test different acceptable use policies per network, group, user, device or IP address, giving you greater control of your organisation’s internet usage.


Compliance

Our Filtering enables you to customise our category-based filtering to meet each network’s specific needs, particularly to help you meet compliance requirements. Quickly create exceptions to allow or block specific domains, regardless of whether it is in a category that is allowed or blocked.


Allow or Block Specific Domains

Allows you to create allow and block lists for specific domains. Whitelisting domains ensures that you can always access particular sites, even if it is in a category that is being blocked. Blacklists operate in the opposite fashion by ensuring that a site on the blacklist is never accessible to your users.


Block Page Bypass

Block Page Bypass lets you grant special permission to circumvent filtering settings without the use of any software or appliance. This feature enables you to assign individual users, such as your marketing managers, the ability to access specific filtering categories, such as social networking, or individual domains that are normally blocked on your network.


The main ones are the following:

  • Security: Grave risk to the companies’ security.
  • Legal Trouble: Liability of inappropriate content.
  • Productivity: Loss of employee productivity due to Internet abuse.


How Content Filtering works?

  • Someone on your network begins navigating the internet with their computer.
  • They enter the name of a website (e.g. www.vpscity.co.nz) into their internet browser.
  • The browser makes a DNS request for the IP address of the machine that serves up this website.
  • The DNS request is received by an DNS server.
  • DNS server identifies the DNS request by looking where it came from.
  • DNS server looks up the matching filtering and security settings.
  • If the settings indicate that the website is allowed, DNS server returns the IP address for that website and the browser goes there.
  • If the settings indicate that the website is blocked, DNS server returns the IP address of an OpenDNS server that serves a block page to the browser.


Why Do You Need To Filter Website Content?

A modern and effective web content filtering solution scans more than the domain name. It is able to break down and analyse web traffic making it capable to accurately pinpoint portions of a web page which should not be allowed into the internal network.


Better Security

Internet filters are equipped with advanced safety measures that guarantees the space you and your children surf is a more secure place. With all those fraudulent activities and cyber-crimes taking place these days, it has become increasingly important to protect your children from predators out there on the internet. An internet filter can block all these places. If you are aware of any content that your children ought not to visit, you can specifically block the content.


Inappropriate Content

Specifically, in schools and colleges or any other educational institute, it is very important to keep children away from inappropriate content. This is achieved by internet filtering. Applying internet filtering software ensures that children are viewing and visiting age appropriate websites and content only. Blocking websites that are not appropriate for children is one of the biggest advantages of internet filtering.


Productivity

The first and foremost benefit of installing an internet filtering software is that it improves productivity. The websites that cause distractions are blocked and this in turn forces them to work more and increase productivity level. By installing internet filters, employers can expect an increase in employee productivity.


Our Plan Features

Category-Based Filtering

Give you control over which sites can be accessed by users on your network.


Compliance

Quickly create exceptions to allow or block specific domains.


Management

Custom block/allow lists


Whitelists and Blacklists

Can have unlimited entries in whitelist and blacklist to accommodate specific business needs.


Enforcement

Block malicious domain requests & IP responses


Visibility

Real-time, enterprise-wide activity search & scheduled reports.


Having an effective web content filtering strategy that aligns itself with your internet monitoring software will ensure that you are protected from a security and legal standpoint and will improve the productivity of your workforce. If you would like to know more about the tools available to you to effectively filter the content coming into your business, give us a call and speak to one of our experts or visit our website. We will help you choose the right solution at the best cost.






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