Intelligent Network Services, Inc. and Untangle Partner to Promote Internet Management Solutions for Small Business

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Two of the area's leading IT companies, Intelligent Network Services, Inc. and Untangle, are teaming to promote Internet management solutions to combat the negative impact which employee misuse of the Internet for personal reasons has on company productivity.

Intelligent Network Services, Inc (INS) is a San Jose-based technology firm dedicated to helping small business clients implement sound IT plans that are clearly aligned with their company goals. Untangle, located in San Mateo, is a pioneer in developing and implementing open source gateway platforms for spam blocking, web filtering and more.

"With the innovative advancements and mobility in computers, the Internet and mobile phones such as Apple's I Phone," stated Thomas Burns, founder of INS, "they have rapidly become an integral part of our everyday lives - making them indispensable and a critical part of both our personal and business communications. Unfortunately for the small business owner, the consistent availability of the Internet can also place a negative impact on employee effectiveness in the workplace."

With employers providing unlimited access to the Internet for business purposes, personal use of the Internet at work continues to increase among employees with many wasting valuable time surfing the Internet for shopping, entertainment, personal email, game playing and more. It is estimated that the total loss of employee productivity extending from personal Internet usage during business hours is costing companies in the upper billions.

For the small business owner who provides Internet access to his or her employees, they should be aware of not only the enormous amount of lost time due to employee non-productivity but also to the Internet sites being browsed. Some sites may contain malicious content that could result in severely damaging the entire company's IT infrastructure - costing a company even more than they bargained for.

INS recommends companies implement Untangle's Internet management applications, which will organize, monitor, report and manage internal Internet usage. This provides detailed information on Internet transactions between a company's computers and its network server. This tool is an excellent solution to monitoring employee Internet activity and can provide valuable employee statistics without sacrificing their usage.
"By partnering with Untangle, we are able to provide network security solutions that limit what employees can do on the Internet through filtering capabilities that can block Internet traffic spam and control instant messaging, "stated Burns. "You also have the option to block and deny access to Internet sites, which pose a potential threat to your company's network system. By implementing this type of application within your current infrastructure, you gain instant control over your company's Internet access while also conserving network bandwidth."

INS and Untangle recommend small business owners take control of their company's network and Internet usage to ensure ultimate network security and optimum performance to avoid unproductive time, decreased bandwidth and lost revenue for their small business.

About Intelligent Network Services, Inc.

Thomas Burns is the founder and CEO of Intelligent Network Services, Inc. (INS), a San Francisco Bay area IT support company that caters to small to mid-sized companies in designing and maintaining their IT systems to ensure their day to day business operations are not interrupted. INS is dedicated to saving their client's money by focusing on preventative maintenance and intelligent network designs. For more information, visit http://www.intelligentns.com or call 408.260.1601.

Media Contact:
Laurie Perolio
The UpLevel Agency
(laurie @ uplevelagency.com)
408.354.3400 x110

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