Blocking Internet access

Why is it essential to block Internet access in specific cases? How can comprehensive Internet blocking be done for employees?

Internet is the place where you could collect information about anything. Internet contains a huge amount of data which are updated every other second, with the addition of new contents at a frantic pace. Internet is also the place where huge number of viruses and malwares reside. Security is the main problem while browsing through Internet. So, restricting several application and websites that are a hub of threats could enhance security. In enterprises and organization employees could waste working time by chatting and other browsing. So, there should be a mechanism to monitor and block the improper use of Internet. Blocking several websites with unwanted contents and words could also improve security. Blocking sites using any of the available measures could help employees to have effective time management. This could improve individual performance and thus enhance overall productivity of enterprises.

Some of the ways to block Internet access for the employees are given below:

  • Third party software

  • Echo Suite Software

  • Router software

Third party software

Using any website blocking software is a wise way to block websites and Internet as a whole in the office. There are many softwares like GFI WebMonitor, Cyber Sieve that can provide security and website blocking facility. Microsoft has several tools to block websites, like Windows SteadyState. Third party software uses several mechanisms like content filtering to block the sites.

Echo Suite software

Pearl Software has introduced a powerful Internet monitoring tool called Echo suite. Advantages of using this software is that administrator in a network could monitor and filter the Internet. This is a cost effective solution which could be used effectively in large, small and medium business enterprises. Echo Suite could filter and manage various chat applications, e-mails, websites, news group, file transfer etc. All together, this tool could provide data security and increased productivity.

Router software

Internet access could be blocked using the router in your network. All you have to do is, configure your router software accordingly. Traffic controlling on your network is done by a hardware named router. You could refer the manufacture’s websites to know the router settings. All the router software provides Internet access policy setting option or some kind of parental control option. You could apply the policy to all the computers in your network or for some selective computers. Many of the router software allows the facility to regulate the web access based on time and day.

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