Internet access has become critical to sustaining an enterprise's daily business activities. However, employees might access harmful, inappropriate, and dangerous websites, which cause productivity downgrade, resource waste, cyber risk exposure, and regulation compliance issues. With the D-Link® NetDefend™ Web Content Filtering (WCF) service, enterprises could apply more granular control on web surfing according to its own policy.
A number of legislated regulations contain content filtering requirements that can be met using D-Link NetDefend WCF. For example, the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires all schools and libraries that receive E-Rate funding to adopt an Internet safety policy and employ protection that block or filter visual depictions deemed obscene, pornographic, or harmful to minors.
Organizations gain significant cost savings through:
1) A reduction in wasted staff time by reducing inappropriate web surfing.
2) Reduced Internet access costs and bandwidth savings by limiting and controlling non-business related uses, thus improving network response time.
3) Reducing legal exposure to workplace conflicts and liabilities (e.g. sexual harassment cases or child pornography and the adverse publicity that such incidents can generate).
4) Reduced costs in recovering from attacks as much less inappropriate content will even be allowed to enter the network.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
Global Index Servers
Global index servers maintain databases of millions of URLs and collect real-time website information about the latest sites in order to keep the data as current as possible. Multiple servers worldwide enhance performance and maximize service availability wherever a NetDefend firewall is installed.
D-Link implements multiple index servers to enhance performance capacity and maximize service availability. Categories of recently visited websites are cached locally in each UTM firewall to maximize performance for subsequent requests.
Tight Integration with other D-Link Security Gateway Subsystems
D-Link allows you to define highly-granular policies for allowing or disallowing where and when access to certain types of websites is permitted, and different policies can be applied to any combination of users, interfaces, and IP networks.
Static White and Black Lists
Define websites that will be explicitly allowed or blocked, independent of their classification. There are 32 default classification groups in NetDefend UTM firewalls to allow network administrators to control Internet usage.
Active Content Handling
Cost-Effective Web Content Filtering
D-Link’s WCF service is priced per firewall instead of per user, so an enterprise-level organization does not need to contemplate a large TCO for licensing in order to manage the surfing privileges of all employees. One subscription can provide web surfing control for an entire organization.
My D-Link portal provides a registration and management platform for all D-Link customers. D-Link customers need to register their firewall to receive WCF update services from the NetDefend Center’s My D-Link. The current status of all registered products will be presented, including Model Names, MAC addresses, Serial Numbers, Registration dates, and WCF Service Expiration dates. Customers can easily maintain all firewalls registered under My D-Link.
The NetDefend Center also provides customers with NetDefend Live. NetDefend Live is a platform for providing information about potential security breaches and associated advisories. When D-Link Security Center discovers new exploits and releases new signatures, associated security advisories will be simultaneously updated. This update is provided on a 7x24x365 basis. The main purpose of NetDefend Live is to help customers know more about new signatures and vulnerabilities. MIS departments can use NetDefend Live as reference to uproot threats and patch vulnerabilities within the enterprise before they are exploited. With NetDefend firewalls as the first line of defense and NetDefend Live as the second, D-Link helps customers to counteract emerging network threats promptly, before they have an impact on business.
|Licence(s) For :||DFL-1660|
|Licence Type :||Web Content Filtering|