When you hear the term "content filtering" the first thing most employees think is "oh great, my employer doesn't trust me and wants to snoops on my internet habits". When content filtering was first introduced its primary purpose was to do just that. Restrict access to non-business functions and keep employees productive.
Content filtering has changed a great deal over the years and so has its primary purpose. Modern content filtering can monitor and prevent employees from wasting productivity on eBay, but more importantly it protects the company from malicious websites, malware, and viruses.
Take a quick peek at this episode of Three Minute Thursday to learn how content filtering can protect your organization from modern threats.