Almost 40% of enterprise network bandwidth is being consumed by recreational or non-business applications [facebook, linkedin, youtube]
~Blue Coat Systems Survey
More companies are blocking video streaming sites such as YouTube and Netflix to improve productivity at work.
So what can your business do about it? Implementing a content filter/firewall solution on your network can give you precise control over who can view what content on the web. This will let you block sites like Facebook and YouTube for your general staff but leave them open for your marketing department to allow them to take advantage of social media marketing. Depending on your business, you may want to allow certain services but specifically block others. Having a flexible solution means you can be ready to leverage the power of certain sites when they are useful for growing your business and block the ones that hinder productivity.
Looking to take back your company bandwidth and improve productivity? Contact us at 020 7101 0544 and ask us about our content filtering solutions.