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ALSO CALLED: Web Filtering, WWW Filtering, Filtering
DEFINITION: A Web filter is a program that can screen an incoming Web page to determine whether some or all of it should not be displayed to the user. The filter checks the origin or content of a Web page against a set of rules provided by company or person who has installed the Web filter. A Web filter allows an enterprise or individual user to block out pages from Web sites that are likely to include objectionable  … 
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Gartner's Magic Quadrant for E-mail Security Boundary, 2006
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WHITE PAPER: The increasing need for email security has resulted in a growing number of available solutions to evaluate. Download this Gartner white paper to learn what to look for when choosing an email security solution for your small to medium-sized business.
Posted: 23 Oct 2006 | Published: 25 Sep 2006

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Filtering the Spectrum of Internet Threats: Defending against Inappropriate Content, Spyware, IM and P2P at the Perimeter
sponsored by St. Bernard Software
WHITE PAPER: This paper reviews how a perimeter network security appliance can be well suited for SMBs because it lowers total cost of ownership with rapid deployment and ease of configuration, and provides a secure and stable appliance-based solution.
Posted: 20 Feb 2006 | Published: 01 Jan 2005

St. Bernard Software

Thinking inside the Box: Benefits of an Internet Filtering Appliance
sponsored by St. Bernard Software
WHITE PAPER: In this IDC white paper, learn the benefits of an appliance-based Internet filtering solution that provides corporations, government agencies and educational institutions with a cost-effective way of managing Internet access.
Posted: 20 Feb 2006 | Published: 01 May 2004

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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

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INTERNET FILTERING DEFINITION (continued): …  advertising, pornographic content, spyware, viruses, and other objectionable content. Vendors of Web filters claim that their products will reduce recreational Internet surfing among employees and secure networks from Web-based threats. Some Web filter products also provide reporting so that the installer can see what kind of traffic is being filtered and who has requested it. Some products provide soft blocking (in which a warning page is sent to the user instead of the requested page while still allowing access to the page) and an override capability that allows an administrator to unlock … 
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