Web Filtering in Windows® 7
Are you inquisitive about the role of web filtering in Windows 7 and its benefits and disadvantages?
Web filtering is the technique used to filter the unwanted contents in websites while browsing. Web filtering is also known as content filtering. Web filtering is commonly used on the Internet to filter e-mails and web access. It is widely used by organizations, such as offices and schools to prevent computer users from viewing inappropriate websites or content. Web filtering tool is sometimes used on home computers to restrict access to inappropriate sites for children. Web filtering uses different types of filtering techniques. Some common filtering methods are DNS based filtering, attachment, etc. You can get plenty of third-party tools that can be installed with your Windows 7 for filtering the web content. Web filtering can stop the accidental disclosure of a company’s Intellectual Property or other non public content that can be accessed or disclosed electronically.
Role of web filtering in Windows 7 based computer and its pros and cons are listed below:
- Role of web filtering
Role of web filtering
Enterprises face heavy financial damage due to intrusion of viruses, malware, worms, Trojans, spyware, etc. via websites. Web filtering helps to prevent the invasion of these vulnerable files. It provides a safe web searching. It fills the largest security hole in a company’s network. It uses screen captures of each violation with username, date, time, application and violation stamp, to assist as part of a solution to provide the forensic data needed to protect the company.
Web filtering in your Windows 7 system allows filtering all applications, including chat, e-mail, e-mail attachments and all other Windows applications. It does not require the daily updates to keep the database effective and current.
Web filtering takes more effort to filter unwanted material in websites because the user must define and input the terminology into the user defined library. Web filtering may block vast amount of good data with the bad which is one of the major disadvantages of web filtering.
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