Ever wonder how much time employees spend on websites they shouldn’t be on? The most recent study by salary.com shows that 100%, yes that means every employee surveyed, admitted to wasting time at work. 34% of those surveyed admitted to spending a minimum of 18 hours each month on social media and other non-work-related sites. Only 27%, that’s slightly more than one quarter of all employees, reported their employers block social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, so there’s no wonder why so much time is wasted on non-work-related sites.
Eighteen hours each month is a lot of wasted time, but that doesn’t mean employees are doomed to ‘tweet’ about each project they come upon or what joke their co-worker just told. There are already means to prevent wasted time, an extremely simple way is to just set up some Content Filtering. Content filtering software blocks the time wasting, inappropriate and just plain unwanted websites from ever being accessed by employees. A great filtering option for those who want an extremely simple and easy to manage program is AVG Content Filtering.
AVG Content Filtering provides a fast and flexible way to block unwanted online content. It’s quick and easy to set up, there are no hardware or network changes and no startup costs at all to install. It even comes with out-of-the-box templates for quick and easy policy setup and options tailor-made for your company’s needs.
Over 60 million sites are subdivided into smaller groups that are handled by the categories you specify to block, there are even Block/Warn/Allow controls for allowing or denying access to specific sites. You will know exactly what’s going on with instant email alerts and text notifications.
AVG Content Filtering isn’t just for stopping time-wasting habits, many users don’t realize when they click on a malicious site or download an infected file. By eliminating the possibility of navigating to malicious site, your data is kept safe from accidental exposure.
If you would like to learn more about content filtering and how it can help protect you, feel free to give us a call.
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