Boston, Mass. (PRWEB) July 22, 2013
Among the long list of summer to-do’s for most IT departments, updating their organization’s Internet acceptable use policies (AUPs), is high on the list, but often ends up being overlooked due to the scale of other major system and software upgrades. According to Bloxx, there are several ways IT can mine Web filtering data to make policy updates easier and quicker, while creating more effective yet flexible rules.
“The data on potentially harmful or non-productive Web searches within an organization with even just few hundred users includes tens of thousands of Web search data points,” says Charles Sweeney, CEO of Bloxx, a leader in Web content filtering and email security. “Collecting and analyzing these search requests with advanced Web filtering tools offers insight on how to set acceptable use policies that balance protection with access to vital information and resources.”
Most organizations have AUPs that describe how employees can use corporate networks to search and download data from the Internet. Schools participating in the e-Rate program are mandated by the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) to establish policies that specify how to monitor and block harmful Web browser searches by students. Using Web content monitoring tools, organizations can analyze search patterns that can help reinforce or refine current AUPs. Bloxx recommends that organizations conduct a summer tune-up of the Internet AUPs based on the answers to the following questions:
“Many groups only use their Web filters to ‘monitor and block’ inappropriate content,” continues Sweeney. “Yet these tools also offer valuable analytics to help information technology departments create strong and appropriately flexible acceptable use policies for their organizations.”
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Headquartered in Boston, Bloxx Inc. offers Web and email filtering and security for medium and large organizations in both the business and public sectors. Bloxx has achieved unrivalled sales growth year-on-year to become a leading Web filtering provider with an estimated 5 million+ users worldwide. To find out more about Bloxx Web filtering, call 617-924-1500, email info(at)bloxx(dot)com or visit http://www.bloxx.com to book an online demonstration.