To improve cyber security on our clients’ networks, we’ve increased the level of protection by upgrading our Managed Endpoint Security service.
In addition to protection against malware infections and data theft on PCs and servers, we’ve enhanced the service to include DNS security filtering.
Clients’ Internet requests are now routed through an advanced security filter which is able to identify sites containing malware and restrict access, preventing computers from being exposed to many attacks.
Our reports show us that this new layer of security is blocking hundreds of attacks against our client base each day. Clients would otherwise unknowingly be exposed to these attacks through everyday use of the Internet.
A useful additional benefit to clients is the ability to implement Internet access policies through the new system. Clients can now prevent access to Internet sites based on categories, such as restricting access to pornographic websites.
We’ve created four standard policies for clients to choose from:
- Low. Blocks pornography.
- Moderate. Blocks all adult-related websites and illegal activity.
- Moderate with Gambling Allowed. Blocks all adult-related websites and illegal activity but allows access to gambling websites.
- High. Blocks adult-related sites, illegal activity, social networking sites, video sharing sites, and general time-wasters.
Clients should raise an IT support request to let us know which category filter setting you would like to be put in place for your network.
There’s also the option to have no category filtering or to have custom filtering if required.
The categories available to choose from for customer filtering are: Academic Fraud, Adult Themes, Adware, Alcohol, Anime/Manga/Webcomic, Auctions, Automotive, Blogs, Business Services, Chat, Classifieds, Dating, Drugs, Ecommerce/Shopping, Educational Institutions, File Storage, Financial Institutions, Forums/Message boards, Gambling, Games, German Youth Protection, Government, Hate/Discrimination, Health and Fitness, Humour, Instant Messaging, Internet Watch Foundation, Jobs/Employment, Lingerie/Bikini, Movies, Music, News/Media, Non-Profits, Nudity, P2P/File Sharing, Parked Domains, Photo Sharing, Podcasts, Politics, Pornography, Portals, Proxy/Anonymiser, Radio, Religious, Research/Reference, Search Engines, Sexuality, Social Networking, Software/Technology, Sports, Tasteless, Television, Tobacco, Travel, Video Sharing, Visual Search Engines, Weapons, Web Spam, and Webmail.
Those shown in bold are the categories which are blocked in the Moderate policy.
If you’d prefer to have a custom policy created, please raise an IT support request to let us know.