- Comply with legal and regulatory requirements
- Promote work-focused Internet use
- Reduce the load on the network
Through real-time URL filtering, enterprises can comply with emerging and existing legislation against copyright infringement and distribution of illegal content via the Internet. Enterprises can also nurture a professional and productive work environment by blocking access to specific categories of web content (social networks, adult, violence, drugs, etc.) based on department and time-of-day restrictions. For example, Marketing personnel may be allowed to access and update social media sites at all times at part of their job, while other departments would have restricted access as a way to control recreational Internet use during work hours.