Solution for Content Control Filtering

It is vital to take everything into account when you are considering adding a solution for content control filtering in your business. There are many features on offers and some are more necessary that others. Here we will produce you as much guidance as possible.

Must Have Features

  1. Granularity: This means the ability to adjust your solution for content control filtering. Some sections of your business may require access to social media platforms so the ability to allocate this term ‘granularity’.
  2. Blacklists and Whitelists: Simply said a blacklist will block predetermined web pages, types of file or applications while whitelists includes all exceptions to this that must be allowed
  3. Category filters: This is where a range of categorized websites are not available for viewing on your network
  4. Keyword Filters: Similar to category filters, keyword filters can be used to refuse or permit access to certain web pages in line with your groups Code of Conduct for Internet Usage.
  5. URIBL and SURBL filtering: This is where blacklists are checked for malicious websites and access to them is prevented.

Desirable Features

  1. Imperceptible Latency: This means that the filter will have no impact that your Internet speeds.
  2. Easy Management and Low Maintenance Overhead: Simple to use and manage with little training required.
  3. Scheduled Reporting: Automatically produced reports made available to your managers where trends can be identified.
  4. Time-Based Filtering Controls: To allow bandwidth limits to be configured for different times of the day and to disable acceptable use policies during breaks or after hours.
  5. Multi-Lingual Filtering Facility: To allow easy translation and to block foreign-originating phishing attacks.

Solution for Content Filter Architecture

In most cases web content access controls come in four different types of solution – client, server, cloud and gateway:

  1. Client-Based Web Content Filter Solution Architecture: This is a physical service placed on individual computing devices.
  2. Server-Based Web Content Filter Solution Architecture: This is a physical service place on the network server in the main server room.
  3. Gateway-Based Web Content Filter Solution Architecture: This is a software solution installed on your servers.
  4. Cloud-Based Web Content Access Controls: This is an Internet based solution that can be automatically updated and remotely managed.