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DEFINITION: Censorware is a term used pejoratively to describe software that filters out undesirable Web sites or content. Examples include Cybersitter, N2H2, Netnanny, Surfwatch, and Wisechoice. This kind of software is designed to restrict an individual's ability to send or receive certain types of information, and for that reason its use (in public libraries, for example) is a contentious issue. Organizations  … 
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Deliver the Web Access Your Users Want With the Control You Need
sponsored by BlueCoat
WHITE PAPER: URL filtering is the linchpin of effective web access control, although URL-filtering databases are now largely commoditized. Blue Coat WebFilter, with its cloud-connected architecture and inputs from a worldwide community of users, is best-in-class for web threat protection.
Posted: 04 Nov 2011 | Published: 04 Nov 2011

BlueCoat

Everything You Need to Know about Email and Web Security (But Were Afraid to Ask)
sponsored by Symantec Hosted Services
PRODUCT LITERATURE: What you don't know can destroy your business. It's hard to imagine modern business without the internet but in the last few years it has become fraught with danger. Internet crooks are the dotcom entrepreneurs of crime, using the power of ...
Posted: 04 Sep 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2006

Symantec Hosted Services

Protecting against Complex Internet Threats
sponsored by Websense, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Employees use the web to perform research and gather information. They use email and popular instant messaging tools to help them stay in touch with coworkers and customers. This, uploading, downloading and sharing documents have security risks.
Posted: 04 Apr 2007 | Published: 10 Jan 2007

Websense, Inc.

Protecting Organizations from Spyware
sponsored by Websense, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The internet has become a critical resource employees rely on to get their jobs done. Employees use the web to perform research and gather information. Learn about the risks associated with these activities.
Posted: 04 Apr 2007 | Published: 29 Jan 2007

Websense, Inc.

The Powerful Technologies behind Best-of-Breed Internet Filtering
sponsored by St. Bernard Software
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines the available filtering and classification technologies that can be deployed to secure your Internet access, while reviewing the advantages and disadvantages of filtering systems.
Posted: 20 Feb 2006 | Published: 01 Jul 2005

St. Bernard Software
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INTERNET FILTERING SOFTWARE DEFINITION (continued): …  such as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) argue that the use of censorware conflicts with individual rights to freedom of expression and freedom of association, as mandated by the United States constitution. There are a number of problems with censorware, quite apart from the question of whether or not it infringes upon individual rights to access to information. Censorware blocks certain Web site categories and also uses language-based criteria to define undesirable content. Given the ambiguous nature of isolated parts of speech, words … 
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