Specific locations on public networks, office policies on private networks, or general government regulations there may be many reasons on why certain type of web sites might have to be restricted.
With a web content classification engine, the URL and server hostname are in real-time matched to a database with content categories—then labelling the traffic flow with what kind of content it is. Policies in the engine can then take appropriate action or just log this information for statistical purposes. In this way administrators can easily restrict access to X-rated material or block social media sites during specific times in the day. The database is refreshed several times a day to ensure new sites are added continuously and secure accurate actions.
When implemented the results will not only avoid embarrassing situations but also help increase productivity to secure that business resources are used for the right purposes.