categories can be further configured so that employees are allowed access to Facebook for example, but not any of its applications or video streaming
Override your boss with his or her blessing!
Surfwall Remote from Omniquad is an advanced security system that not only puts employers in full control of their employees’ web access but also allows employees to access blocked sites and, all with the bosses’ approval!
If your company’s web security system only sees security in terms of black and white then you’ll know how frustrating it is for employees to be denied access to Ebay, social networking sites and personal email accounts like hotmail. There is no doubt that a blanket ban on many categories saves businesses time and money by preventing wasted hours and potential threats from dodgy downloads, but many of these systems are far too rigid in their approach and leave employees feeling frustrated.
There are many genuine reasons why some employees may need access to Facebook for example, particularly if your company has a Facebook page and there is no reason why employees can’t access certain sites during lunch hours. Yet businesses still need a high level of security and control over what employees can and cannot access on their networks.
Security firm Omniquad have now solved this taxing problem by launching an upgrade to their Surfwall Remote security system. This cloud based service allows employers to control web access using over 90 site categories such as gambling, games, adult, news, sport, media streaming etc. This allows employers to either block, limit access or allow full access to certain employee groups. However - and this is the clever bit - these categories can be further configured so that employees are allowed access to Facebook for example, but not any of its applications or video streaming. What’s more is that time restrictions can be set on these categories so that employees can access certain sites during their lunchbreak or after work hours. And should an employee have a genuine reason to visit a blocked site, they can override their boss and be granted access for a specific time, as the policy editor of the system now includes a Temporary Exclusion feature. The IT administrator will be informed of this access and the reasons why and will be given a further option to grant permanent access or not.
This soft approach not only makes life easier for employees but keeps businesses safe and in full control of web usage.
Surfwall Remote does not require any downloads or software, just a simple, easy setting change on the network that takes a few minutes of your time. After that a clear, user-friendly interface will guide you through the policy settings where you can also get full statistics on web usage, including real-time reports which you can view by user, session or bandwidth. Policies can be changed instantly and full usage reports emailed daily, weekly or monthly.
Right now businesses can try out Surfwall Remote for 30 days with no obligation to buy. So find out how we can make both you and your employees happy and productive!
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