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How Web Filtering Increases Productivity and Security

In 2021, remote working will not just be a temporary solution for global enterprises. It is already the new normal. 

With everyone using the internet for a wide range of daily activities and communication, are you aware of how susceptible to attacks you and the rest of your team may be? Do you have a handle on your business’ cybersecurity? Web filtering technology is a good solution to ensuring you are safely guarded online.

As malware becomes more sophisticated, it’s critical that you stay aware of threats. ESG research reports that 85% of respondents believe roaming users violate VPN policy, 78% believe remote or roaming users are most vulnerable to attack, and 46% report it is very difficult to find and recruit qualified security professionals with advanced skills.

It’s possible that, like many others today, you’ve slacked off from using the surest protection available. It’s also common to feel overwhelmed with the management side of remote teams. You may not have time to thoroughly check that your employees are operating in a secure and guarded manner.

Guard Against the Threats of Cyber Attacks

However, in this day and age, we aren’t “inside the gates” anymore. The threat of attack and security pitfalls is greater than ever. Your goals for this coming year should include updating your system’s security across all devices.

If you run any business, you likely spend most of your time online. And so will your employees. How can you ensure that they are using their time wisely, only on the websites that pertain to work? It seems nearly possible to monitor everyone’s time and output.

Web filtering stops stop threats before they reach your network or endpoints and defends you against online attacks. You could ensure that your employees are performing at their highest level.

Web Filtering Technology

Ensure security and safety with a web filtering solution. Web filtering technology prevents your browser from loading pages from certain URLs. Depending on your needs, there are various web filters available online.

A good web filter should reduce malware by 75%, provide you with sure protection both on and off networks, and reduce remediation time by 50% or more.

Another thing to consider when choosing a web filtering solution for your business is whether the web filter is cloud-based. There are many advantages to this, including agility, flexibility, ease of access for all your team, and leveraging resources on a global scale.

Productivity is also your greatest advantage with web filtering security. With a cloud solution, you can focus on your business goals and leave the troubleshooting to the IT maintenance partners. Eliminate the need for redundancy and multiple appliances, getting your work done faster and more efficiently.

The Cisco Umbrella Advantage

Cisco Umbrella is committed to delivering the most secure, reliable, and fastest internet experience to over 100 million users. They are a leading provider of network security and recursive DNS services.

This way, you can still stay connected to your teams, plus have complete confidence that no matter what device they are on, you benefit from powerful protection.

It’s time to defend your business against threats on the internet. Stop threats before they reach your network or endpoints and have 100% reassurance that you are using the best technology available.

Once you have the right systems in place, you won’t have to worry about productivity. Your workflows will be smoother and faster, your teams’ communications more reliable.

If this is your first time using web filtering technology, we’re happy to help you get set up! Contact us today to consult with our experts, and we’ll walk you through every step of the process.