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Be Web Safe Not Sorry – Use Protection!

Be Web Safe Not Sorry – Use Protection!

Be Web Safe Not Sorry – Use Protection!

We have become reliant on the internet both at home and in business. Our dependency to access websites to get our jobs done has increased, and so has the number of web threats; from phishing sites to drive-by downloads the dangers of malicious software (more commonly known as malware) has never been greater.

The companies behind our most popular website browsers have begun to take some responsibility for keeping us safe, such as Google’s insistence on sites becoming hosted on secure servers (look for https and the padlock) to be listed in their rankings, but there are still loopholes.

Hackers have become more sophisticated and users are regularly being caught out and visiting malicious websites or downloading corrupted files. The consequence of which could be devastating for your business.

What can you do to keep your business networks safe without restricting productivity?

We provide managed cyber security support to a wide range of clients and have collated our top tips for implementing a web protection system that not only keeps your users safe but can improve productivity.

Keep users safe by implementing:

  • Threat protection: Protect against malware, phishing, adware, botnets and spam.
  • Bandwidth monitoring: Monitor daily usage with automated bandwidth checks and alerts.
  • Access controls: Keep users off sites that could cause a data breach and protect the business from the legal liability that comes with a data breach.

Improve Workforce Productivity by implementing:

  • Site blacklists: Set and automatically enforce browsing policies that keep users off non-work related sites like gaming or social media.
  • Time-based browsing policies: Modify blacklist rules to allow employees to visit non-work sites outside of standard business hours.

Unsure where to start?

You can talk to our security experts about our fully managed web protection service. You have enough to do without the worry of how to implement a robust threat protection system or trawl through the lists of sites you want to black list. HBT can take care of all of this for you.



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