Bloxx Internet Filtering Proves Best Fit for Easton-Bell Sports
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Overview: Easton-Bell Sports was growing increasingly concerned about its bandwidth consumption, as well as the time IT staff members were spending removing malware from employees' computers. In addition, upper management was eager to assess employee Internet use and its affect on productivity. The rising importance of these issues caused the company to seek out a cost-effective Internet filtering solution.
After extensively evaluating a number of different web filtering solutions, Easton-Bell Sports' Network Operations Manager, Matt Baskett, and his team selected Bloxx's web filtering appliance as the most satisfying solution for EBS. It is a dynamic content filtering solution that uses industry-leading Tru-View Technology to analyze, categorize and filter websites in real time. The all-in-one Bloxx appliance includes: Web filtering; reporting tools; caching; IM and P2P control, malware blocking, and anonymous proxy filtering capabilities.
"With roughly 1000 users being tracked, we have noticed a significant reduction in bandwidth consumption – it has been reduced by almost half," says Baskett, who references two correlative results: bandwidth cost savings and decreased network latency. In addition, with employee no longer spending their time on YouTube or viewing other streaming media, staff productivity has improved considerably.
After heightening its network security, Easton-Bell Sports now blocks malicious software and advertising, and, in turn, has significantly reduced IT management time spent on these problems.