Many owners and managers think employee web surfing is a small issue, and thus think content filtering is unnecessary: even a bit harsh. If you knew that there was a process problem or inefficiency in your company that was costing you thousands of dollars every year, we are sure you’d jump to fix it immediately.
Choosing not to filter your web content is doing the exact same thing to your company: creating thousands of dollars in wasted productivity per year. Schools began using content filtering software a long time ago: they like Netsentron’s unique combination of a true intelligent content filtering and traditional ‘Ban List’. This combination makes NetSentron extremely effective at protecting students from inappropriate website content, or, stopping users from accessing the wrong things on the Internet. Is this not what your employees should be doing during work hours?
Without a content filter, you are letting your employees waste productive hours surfing the Internet for things entirely unrelated to their work tasks. Some quick research yields the following:
- 30 – 40% of Internet use in the workplace is not related to business (IDC Research)
- Over 60% of all online purchases are made between 9AM and 5PM (Nielsens/NetRatings)
- 70% of all Internet porn traffic occurs during the 9-5 workday (SexTracker)
- 37% of workers say they surf the Web constantly while at work (Vault.com)
These independent statistics clearly show that employees are spending a large amount of time looking at things on the Internet that they should not be.