Why web filtering can be your company's secret weapon to staying protected

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Security is one of the most pressing concerns for businesses of all sizes, as no-one wants to be caught out by malware or other risks when trying to grow and expand.

With the number of threats growing all the time, keeping your business protected online has never been tougher, but fortunately there are a number of useful tools and services that can do just that.

Being hit by a cyberattack is not just damaging to your data, but can also have severe financial and reputational effects - just ask Target, Equifax or SolarWinds. Recent research by Mimecast found that over 80% of businesses have been attacked by ransomware, with many having to stave off up to four attacks every day, and the average ransomware demand for a US business coming in at a shocking $6,312,190.

Web filtering may sound like a small step when considering the security landscape as a whole, but the technology can play a vital role in making sure your business is never put at risk.

SafeDNS offers a comprehensive platform aimed at protecting organizations of all sizes from online threats using its web filtering technology. 

At its most basic level, web filtering keeps your business safe by monitoring internet traffic for risks such as malware and phishing scams. It can also restrict access to unsuitable or dangerous websites, making sure your employees stay focused on the job in hand.


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SafeDNS is a completely cloud-based service, meaning there's no bulky hardware to clog up your office space, and can be set up in just a few minutes, so there's no complicated installation or deployment that requires expensive call-outs.

The platform itself uses powerful AI technology incorporating machine learning and big data services in order to keep your internet traffic safe, blocking 33 million cyberthreats every day.

Built on a network of 13 global data centers, SafeDNS has 109 million sites in its database, sorted into 61 different subject content categories, with its DNS-based filtering blocks unwanted sites before anyone accesses them.

This allows you to create customized policies for your workers, and includes traffic monitoring services and a detailed service dashboard so you can be sure your rules are being adhered to. And as your business grows, your policies can expand too, with no limit on the number of users and extensibility during filtering.

What's more, SafeDNS offers 24/7 support in case you ever run into any issues, and the technology is compliant with CIPA, BPjM, IWF, and HIPAA.

If your business supports hybrid or remote working, you can also ensure your employees stay protected wherever they are thanks to the SafeDNS roaming agent. Available now for Windows, Linux and Android users (with iOS and macOS offerings coming soon) this handy tool uses active filters to make sure workers stay safe online even when they aren’t connected to your business or their own home networks.

So if you want to make sure your employees and your business stay protected, you can sign up for a free 15-day trial with SafeDNS here.