Web filter or content filtering is commonly used by organisations such as offices and schools to prevent computer users from viewing inappropriate web sites or content. Filtering rules are typically set by a central IT department and may be implemented via software on individual computers or at a central point on the network such as the proxy server or internet router. Depending on the sophistication of the system used, it may be possible for different computer users to have different levels of internet access.
The most popular filter is the Bayesian filter which is a statistical filter, and Usually anti-virus methods can be classified as content filters too. For example, and good web filter content filtering applicance enforces Internet usage policies by blocking access to Web sites and Internet applications that are not related to business, and it easily and completely eliminates spyware and other forms of malware from your organization. No more productivity loss trying to repair computers or make computers usable again.
Blocks access to Web sites based on domain, URL pattern, or content category
Blocks downloads based on file type
Blocks applications that access the Internet, including IM, music services, and software update utilities
Integrates with "safe search" filters built into popular images search engines
Provides integrated gateway and desktop spyware protection
We carry powerful, enterprise-class Solution which combines preventative, reactive, and proactive measures to form a complete Web filtering solution. Designed for the enterprise, the Barracuda Web Filter enables you to set up custom policies for particular user and groups across customizable time ranges. The Barracuda Web Filter integrates with popular LDAP directory servers, such as Microsoft Active Directory, for both authentication and group membership information on which to apply custom policies. Sample uses of group policies include:
Restricting access to job board Web sites to only the Human Resources group
Defining separate policies for teachers and students at a school
Enabling compliance officers unrestricted access to the Web for investigation
Providing external instant messaging (e.g., AIM) access only to specific users or groups
Restricting personal Web browsing to non-working hours
For organizations that do not utilize directory servers, policies can be defined for unauthenticated users as a whole, locally defined users and groups, or network IP address ranges.
Please contact our Houston office for any web filter/content filtering services and products, or your can use the Contact Us form to get in touch with our consultant. Our experienced team in Houston TX will be more than happy to assist you. We provide you with the latest techology available.