Gatekeeping is an unglamorous but necessary part of security, both in the real world and online. Just like the metal detectors at the airport keep weapons off planes, content filtering tools keep dangerous content off corporate networks. However, many companies don’t quite understand what content filtering really is and many MSPs only use basic filtering.
Content filtering is an important piece of the security puzzle, and it goes beyond simply restricting website access. For MSPs, blocking access to the continuously shifting mass of dangerous websites and preventing the entry of malware and ransomware into the corporate network is a critical way to guard against increasingly crafty phishing schemes. That requires advanced technology and an ongoing effort to keep the filtering system up to date.Content filtering tools keep dangerous content off corporate networks, but many companies don't fully understand the risks and many MSP only use basic filtering. Click To Tweet
Content filtering blocks employees from deliberately accessing inappropriate sites — you don’t want employees wasting time during business hours, and you certainly don’t want embarrassing content to find its way onto your corporate network or computers. Content filtering prevents employees from downloading pornography, stealing copyrighted material, or bogging down the network with large media files. This not only boosts productivity, but also helps protect your clients from legal liability and regulatory violations.