This highly debated issue was once again raised a few weeks ago, but may not be as simple as planned.
Ollie Bray, an award winning teacher, school leader, government advisor and friend of Bloxx, was kind enough to write a blog post for us this week.
If you want to find out more about BYOD or mobile device filtering after reading Ollie’s thoughts, visit the mobile device Web filtering page on our website.
In the second instalment of the ‘7 things you need to know about…’ series, we explain some of the growing security risks around Secure-Socket-Layers (SSL) traffic and the steps you need to take to protect your network and users form these risks
Monitoring how employees are using the Internet and email is crucial to reduce risk, but there are numerous pieces of legislation that you need to ensure you comply with when monitoring.
Our new white paper provides an essential guide to ensure that any monitoring you do is complaint.
Download it now to find out:
- What constitutes monitoring.
- Monitoring and the relevant legislation.
- The key steps you need to take to remain compliant.
At the start of this week, the IWF published their annual and charity report for 2012.
The report highlights the fantastic work that IWF have been doing over the last year to eliminate child sexual abuse images and videos from the Web.
Some of the key points of the report:
- 9,550 child sexual abuse URLs were removed worldwide.
- 56% of UK-hosted child sexual abuse web pages removed in 60 minutes or less.
- 39,211 reports were processed and 9,702 (25%) were confirmed as containing potentially criminal content.
- 7 children were rescued from their abusers throughout the year as a direct result of IWF action.
To read the full report, visit http://www.iwf.org.uk/accountability/annual-reports/2012-annual-report
Please feel free to share this post/the report to help raise awareness of how people can help the IWF meet their goals of removing child abuse content on the web, and protecting the victims from further harm.
Today we start the first in a series of blog posts entitled ‘7 things you need to know about….’
These posts will summarise some of the key issues in the Web filtering & security industry, and also explain what you can do to reduce risk to your users and network.
Kicking the series off is 7 things you need to know about the Web and content filtering.
In a newly published article, Eamonn Doyle, President of Bloxx Inc., highlights some of the key issues that organisations can face if they deploy a legacy Web filter, and why the ‘all or nothing‘ approach to content filtering can often do more harm than good.
Visit our site and read the full article here - http://bloxx.com/about/news/128/why-one-size-fits-all-web-content-filtering-doesn-t-work
A recent update to American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders (DSM-V) stated that Internet Use Disorder (IUD) may soon be formally recognised as an actual mental health disorder. This follows China, Taiwan and South Korea formally recognising IUD a few years ago. In these countries latest research suggests that up to 30% of teens are suffering from IUD. Other countries have not yet formally recognised IUD, or Internet Addiction as it is alternatively known. Indeed the debate on the validity of IUD as an illness has raged on in the medical journal world for the last five years or more. Read more…
“All in all, Bloxx Web filtering is amazing. It didn’t take Bloxx long to get the appliance installed, set up and filtering Internet access at the school due to the easy integration with Active Directory. It is so much better than our previous solution; it isn’t over-filtering which was an issue for us before, just doing a good job of filtering what it should. Our users have also seen an increase in our Internet access speeds, which is down to the onboard cache of the Bloxx Web Filter”
Read our latest case study to hear more from Nick Blundell, Network Manager at Mullion School, about how a Bloxx 500W Web Filter has not only helped simplify the management of filtering the school’s 70 staff and 550 students, but has also ensured that the school is compliant with e-safety guidelines set by the government.