Internet Blocking

Written by Michael O'Brien
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Web content filtering is important, but sometimes, restricting Internet access altogether can become necessary when employees either shouldn't be accessing certain areas of the Internet, or have abused Internet usage in some way. Internet blocking is one way to prevent this kind of abuse. By having the ability to restrict access to certain kinds of sites or content, or being able to prevent users from downloading certain types of files, your company can prevent long term problems from arising before they begin.

Blocking Specific Content

Being able to block access to specific areas of the Internet is one of the most valuable tools your business will find need in preventing employees from Internet abuse. This can take the form of blocking specific sites, web addresses with certain keywords in the URLs, or times of day when Internet activity is or isn't acceptable. The important thing to consider is what kind of Internet abuse is happening in your company, so that you can make the right decisions on how to prevent it.

Internet Blocking Solutions

It's well worth the time, money, and effort to make sure that your company is blocking your employees from accessing sites which may contain malicious, or offensive content. It's also vital to increase the productivity of your workers' efforts by making sure valuable company time isn't being wasted.

Internet blocking can be implemented and controlled in many ways. Choosing the right kind of Internet blocking software may be the most important choice you'll make for your company and its interests.


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Mine, too, Frederick I think you hit at the heart of the matter: beucase the MPAA doesn't want any government oversight, it doesn't hold its system to any legal standard. Rated mature or Not recommended for persons under 17 without parental guidance has no meaning in a court of law while as vague as the harmful to minors standard is, it's obviously been recognized as a legal standard and thusly, the government can impose obligations in keeping to that standard.What always bugged me about how CIPA was passed (and how it was upheld) is the assumption that the technology is foolproof, or close to being so. From what I've read, the sponsors of CIPA were more concerned with crafting a law that wouldn't be thrown out by the justices than they were with understanding the technology behind the mandates they were pushing.