Nowadays anyone can find anything via the Internet: from harmless photos with kittens to illegal content. All thoughtful parents sooner or later come to understanding that it is necessary to protect their children from bad influences of wrong content available online. Web content filter acts like a screen, blocking content according to the website categorization and reputation. Software of that kind collects security warning information concerning malicious Internet events and uses this information when filtering the content.
How does it work?
According to the web content filtering policy every website has certain category and particular categories are blocked. And when a user tries to check out a website, filter verifies the category of the website and blocks the attempt of entering in case if the category is forbidden. The list of blocked categories includes:
- Adult Content
- Proxy Avoidance
- Malicious Sites
- Racism and Hate
These are several categories among many that can be blocked with help of special software. Not only parents will see the true value of this kind of software: many employers use it because it is the most convenient way to protect network and resources. Thus employees cannot waste time on private things in the work hours. Among common features of such kind of software (also known as censorware) are:
- Anti-Game. As the name suggests, this option blocks network games.
- Anti-Free Mail. It blocks access to official free email providers, so employees can’t check their private email when working in the office.
- Block Websites. You can choose the list of websites that will be blocked so no one in your network will be able to visit them.