The DeVoe Automotive Family of Dealerships proudly sells Cadillac, Buick, GMC, Subaru and Saab vehicles from two locations in Naples, Florida. The company began looking for a new Web filtering vendor in 2008, when its existing supplier, SurfControl, was acquired by Websense: “Websense wanted us to migrate to their product, but that also incurred an additional increase in our yearly web filtering maintenance, which forced us to look for an alternative Web filtering solution”, Says Robert Manchette, DeVoe’s IT Administrator.
Manchette and the team at DeVoe where looking for a reliable Web filter which would effectively manage employee Internet usage with a good degree of granularity and flexibility, and in late 2008 Manchette chose the Bloxx 500W Web filter.
Powered by patent-pending Tru-View Technology, Bloxx Web filters offer genuine real-time categorization of Web pages, resulting in dynamic coverage of the ever-growing amount of content hosted online. Rather than rely on manually-updated URL databases, the Bloxx Web Filter is able to analyze and categorize content even if it is brand new or has been updated, meaning administrators have full control over what their users see without relying on their Web filtering provider to keep on top of the millions of new Web pages appearing every day.
Manchette is delighted with the results he’s seen: “With the Bloxx Web Filter, we expected to cut down traffic and improve productivity,” explains Manchette, “and we’ve definitely achieved that.” DeVoe’s network has also benefited from increased protection against Web-borne security threats, as Manchette notes: “We’re confident that Bloxx has helped us reduce our exposure to viruses and malware.”
He concludes: “We’ve saved time, money and resources since we bought the Bloxx Web filter. It is far better than what we had before, and so we’ve had no reason to look for anything else.”
To learn more about how Bloxx is helping the DeVoe Automotive Family of Dealerships improve productivity and reduce risk, read the case study online.