Web Protection helps safeguard your business and users from Internet threats without blocking legitimate web use. It protects office based, remote and mobile workers from cyber attacks by blocking access to the most dangerous websites and inappropriate web content automatically.
Today, every organisation relies on the Internet to operate effectively. Nevertheless, organisations also need to protect themselves from inappropriate Internet use, whether intentional or accidental. Modern Networks Web Protection (sometimes called web content filtering) enables you to enforce policies that allow legitimate Internet use and block inappropriate and illegal content.
Web Protection provides three major benefits to any organisation. First, Web Protection helps safeguard your IT network from cyber-attacks. Second, it increases workplace productivity by limiting employees’ access to certain websites. Third, it helps ensure Cloud-based business applications work without interference from bandwidth hogging streaming media services.
Three benefits of Web Protection:
1. Greater protection, less cost
The average cost to a UK small business from a cyber-attack has risen from around £3,000 to £7,000 in just one year. Web Protection drastically reduces the number of security threats, infections and associated remediation costs.
Common online threats:
- Malicious extensions: Cybercriminals hide code in add-ons for popular browsers to steal users’ data.
- Clickjacking: Hijacking a legitimate website link and redirecting users to an infected website.
- Drive-by downloads: When a user visits a website and malware is secretly downloaded onto your systems.
- Watering hole attacks: A malicious actor monitors the online behaviour of an organisation or group to establish which websites they visit frequently and then infects one or more sites with malware.
- Malvertising: Hackers infect online advertising campaigns on trusted sites to attack unsuspecting users.
2. Improved productivity
Research shows that where organisations do not restrict Internet access, nearly 60% of staff spend 10% of their time consuming non-work-related web content. This is the equivalent of 26 paid workdays per year lost. Web Protection enables you to enforce sensible Internet use policies to improve workplace productivity and reduce costs.
Web filtering enables you to block access to social media, entertainment sites, inappropriate and illegal content thus increasing workplace productivity. Web content filtering also helps safeguard your organisation’s brand reputation from compliance failures, lawsuits and negative publicity.
3. Reduced network interference
If your company is heavily reliant on video conferencing, VoIP telephony and regularly uploads large data files, then non-work related Internet use is probably having a very detrimental effect on your business. Web Protection stops employees streaming bandwidth intensive, non-work-related content that can seriously slow down your corporate network and interfere with Cloud-based business applications.
Web Protection at a glance:
Nothing to install
Our Web Protection service is a cloud-based so there is nothing to install and takes only minutes to setup.
Enforce your rules
Because every organisation is different, our web filtering service enables you to filter website access by 80+ different categories.
Wi-Fi and guest access
Our service secures all device types from laptops to mobiles that access the Internet via LAN, corporate Wi-Fi and guest Wi-Fi connections.
Roaming user protection
We can install a Windows agent to ensure consistent off-network filtering for roaming users.
Granular policy enforcement
We offer enormous flexibility in how you choose to deploy Web Protection and have policy controls for most connection situations.
Support the tools you already use
Our Web Protection agent is designed to work with the business tools you already use and supports most popular VPNs.
Web content filtering helps your organisation meet UK/EU GDPR and PCI DSS payment compliance regulations.
Together, enterprise anti-virus, web filtering, clear Internet use policies and Security Awareness Training (SAT) will help make your IT network more secure and resilient to cyber-threats.
To learn more about Web Protection, contact our Sales Team now.