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Did you know that…

  • 70% of all web traffic to Internet x-rated sites occurs during the work hours of 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Non-work-related Internet surfing results in up to a 40% loss in productivity each year at American businesses.
  • According to a survey by International Data Corp (IDC), 30% to 40% of Internet access is spent on non-work-related browsing, and a staggering 60% of all online purchases are made during working hours.

The list goes on, and the costs to your company can be staggering.

What types of websites present the greatest risk to productivity? Categories include alcohol, dating, shopping, gambling, x-rated adult-only, tobacco and weapons.

Risks these types of websites expose your business to include malware, viruses, fraud, violence, lawsuits, loss of confidential and/or proprietary data and more. Even social sites, while perhaps not quite as risky, can have a major impact on productivity.

Want to make sure all gaps are sealed and you won’t have to count on a four-leaf clover, a rabbit’s foot or knocking on wood to keep your network secure? Contact us today for a customized BlaskGUARD Web Content Filtering Review and Analytical Report on your system.

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