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Does my organization need this?

All managed workstations and servers have the malicious website filtering installed when the devices are on-boarded to navitend's management platform.

It is increasingly common for our clients to request additional web filtering for their networks.

Why it matters

End Point protection is a vital layer to your security plan, however a key aspect of protecting your network happens from the inside out. Protect your users from intentionally or unintentionally accessing sites which are known to contain malware or other content that is undesirable and or unproductive for your business. There are times when an organization desires to block content which is perhaps "acceptable", but its consumption is not appropriate at work. For example, not every organization wants users to be able to access Facebook or other social media platforms.

What does it look like?

There are two layers to this protection.

The first, fundamental type of DNS protection is what we would consider a must-have capability, namely the filtering of known bad actor sites on the internet. As a precaution, new sites which have been on the internet less than two weeks are also filtered on the premise that a site that pops up temporarily is likely not something you or your users should be visiting.

The second tier of protection is more of a policy question -- are there sites, or genres, that are inappropriate for your users to avoid? For example, is it appropriate for your users to visit sites with content discussing alcohol, weapons, and any number of adult-themed content? The appropriate answer of course is that it depends on your business and perhaps a subset of people in your organization. For example, you may not want your customer support team browsing instagram in the afteroon, but it is likely a neccessity for your marketing team to be able to engage on instagram's website. 

It is common to set up multiple user "groups" within our client's user base and assign specific constraints or access to the groups.

What does the investment look like?

navitend includes malicious site filtering with our standard managed IT services offering, which we call Proventiv. Adding the optional web filtering based on genre or specific sites requires a one time setup plus a monthly per user fee. The biggest cost in most organizations is labor -- when considering the lost time to non-business related internet browsing, a small investment can yield significant financial returns.

navitend can help you. Call 973.448.0070 or setup an appointment today.

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    Bob Bradley, President, Bradley Graphics
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    Stamatis, Co-owner Twisted Lily, Fragrance Boutique and Apothecary
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    Luke Wolters / Luke Wolters Tax Consultants
  • "Thanks so much!  You are a class act!  
    You and your team have really done an excellent job on this!"

    Steve Van Ooteghem, The C12 Group in Houston, Texas
  • navitend’s approach to customer service is greatly appreciated here at TeamPar.  Ensuring that we are well protected from a technology standpoint provides us with peace of mind to continue our day to day operations and that they are looking out for our company's best interest. 

    Debbie Broslawski TeamPar