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Determining the best Web filter for your organization can be difficult with so many choices on the market. IT Professionals know that there�s more to choosing a solution than looking at a few features and comparing prices. Other considerations may be just as important but you may not be aware of their significance. This informative guide discusses the critical considerations you need to make before you decide, and also, how thoroughly analyzing your options can lead to the best long-term outcome. This paper takes you through a series of six steps, answering critical questions that can help you get the best return on your Web security investment.
You will learn:
- Why understanding your organization's Internet Policy is important and why you need to identify groups and their specific requirements in advance
- How determining who the stakeholders are and what roles they should have is critical to choosing the most cost-effective solution
- The importance of determining where in your network you should deploy a Web filter and the impact on your overall network performance
- Why having the right authentication protocol can help conserve your valuable IT resources
- How to correctly evaluate a solution, and why work flow and authentication methods should be priority issues in making a decision
- How workflow within your IT department can impact TCO and how to choose a Web filter that minimizes negative impact on your organization�s workflow
Attackers continue to evolve clever methods for reaching victims, such as sending crafty Web links through Instant Messaging (IM) clients or email, or by simply linking to other Web sites that one employees might surf. This white paper examines the threats of allowing unwanted or offensive content into the network and describes the technologies and methodologies to combat these types of threats. Specifically, this paper looks at how one can leverage the features of the St. Bernard Software iPrism dedicated Internet filtering appliance to reduce exposure to these risks and improve the overall security of network.
This paper published by St. Bernard Software states that in order to effectively manage and secure organization from the internal and external threats associated with Internet access, one needs a solution to filter traffic that knows precisely whats being sent. This paper is written for system administrators and IT professionals that outline the available filtering and classification technologies that can be deployed to secure Internet access.