Surf Protect is a flexible, real-time content filtering system designed from conception to place you in control, it provides you with the ability to customise the websites accessible on your internet connection and is available through three different formats:
- SurfProtect Cloud is inclusive with all connectivity services. It works by transparently intercepting the traffic and filtering it accordingly.
- SurfProtect Proxy enables you to still enjoy the extensive benefits of our SurfProtect Cloud service, as well as basic HTTPS filtering, even if you are using an alternative Internet Service Provider for your connectivity.
- SurfProtect Fusion works in conjunction with SurfProtect Cloud. It uses a firewall in order to implement advanced features, such as individual user filtering and reporting.
Essentially, it depends on the level of control you require over your filtering policy.
SurfProtect Fusion provides a greater amount of flexibility than is possible with SurfProtect Cloud and Proxy; by working in conjunction with a firewall, it enables filtering to a degree as specific as an individual user. It is also possible with Fusion to filter secure sites (HTTPS) – something that is of particular importance following Google’s recent adoption of HPTTPS across its range of services.
Alongside providing advanced filtering, Fusion also supplies user reporting. This means that as well as blocking access to banned sites, it provides information about the activity on your internet connection. From which websites are being accessed in real-time, to historical logs of all website requests, you have complete visibility.
Which is right for me?
So if you need the following content, then SurfProtect® Cloud or Proxy is perfect for you.
But, if you also need the following additional support, SurfProtect® Fusion is right for you.
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SurfProtect’s default setting automatically restricts access to the most commonly blocked web categories, so you receive instant safety from the outset.
However, this can be completely customised to create a filtering policy as strict or permissive as you would like it to be.
The easy-to-use, web-based portal provides you with the ability to alter the settings through its simple one-click feature.
Each website is automatically assigned to a category. Access to it is then either allowed or blocked depending on the status of that category.
Divided into two groups, ‘Recommended Categories’ (sites which the majority of users would not want children to access) and ‘Optional Categories’ (sites which are subjective), the lists enable you to quickly and easily allow or block sections of the internet as appropriate.
Simply click the box alongside the category name and a tick will appear to indicate that it is now blocked. Click again and it will be allowed. The real-time update feature means that within moments your preference will be implemented.
SurfProtect’s flexibility also means that even if a website belongs to an allowed category, but you would like to block access to it, you can simply enter its address into the ‘Default Blocked List, and it will update in real-time to overwrite the category’s setting.
On average, SurfProtect® categorises 3,500 new websites a day.