Content filtering for enterprise network or educational institution can be a mandatory requirement in many institutions/organizations. Besides filtering web content by category, content control/filtering software can also helps us to filter out malware and virus sites, unwanted advertisements etc. Finding the right product and making it work for your organization can be a challenge. Click to find a list of content control software. When I first tried to implement content filtering system in my organization, the biggest challenge was to find the right product and get a demo running to check the integration aspects. After spending significant amount of time to identify a content filtering system that best fits my organization I did not get enough support from the local vendors. So later one decided to go with Squid Proxy with SquidGuard (some thing I used before). This works out very well for me. Besides being a little heavy on administration side, I have not much to complain about. This content filter can sit on the network as a proxy server and filter all web traffic as per the organization policy.
Educational institutors in many part of the world are bound by the law to protect children from inappropriate Internet contents. In business organizations or organizations of any type, Internet resources can be filtered for unwanted advertisements, malware, virus, pornography sites etc. Web content filtering or content control software is a smart way to address these issues and help enforce organizations policy and protect the network and its users.
Some of the categories that can be used to guide browsing behaviors are following
Advertisements, automobile, dating, education, gamble, hobby, isp, models, podcasts, recreation, ringtones, shopping, updatesites, weapons, webtv, aggressive, chat, downloads, finance, homestyle, jobsearch, movies, politics, redirector, science, socialnetwork, urlshortener, webmail, alcohol, drugs, fortunetelling, government, hospitals, library, music, pornography, religion, searchengines, spyware, violence, webphone, anonymous vpn, hacking, imagehosting, military, news, radio, tv, remotecontrol, sex, tracker, warez, webradio and more. These lists can be used to allow or disallow certain category of sites