An average person probably has a limited understanding of what a proxy server is and what it’s used for. Most people associate it with unblocking Netflix content from other countries or a slight increase in security when using public WiFi. In reality, proxy servers can do a lot more both for enterprise and home users, especially in terms of content management.
As we know, the main benefit of using a proxy is increased safety since it acts as a "middleman" between your device and the rest of the internet. Using a content management proxy in an enterprise setting is the easiest way to filter internet usage and prevent access to specific websites or types of content. Here are the most common reasons why using content management proxies is a good idea:
Numerous studies have shown a clear link between unrestricted internet access and diminished employee productivity. It's no secret that people prefer wasting time on "productivity-killing" websites than doing actual work up to two hours per day. This often includes sites and emails that contain inappropriate content.
Recent research suggests that more than 25% of office internet bandwidth gets wasted on employees misusing the internet. Media streaming, personal downloads, file sharing, social networks - all those gigabytes add up quickly. To make things even worse, a single person streaming demanding content can make work harder for everyone else in the office.
Every modern company is worried about intruders. Data breaches can be very costly, not only financially but also in terms of brand recognition. Hackers keep coming up with new ways to take advantage of corporate security flaws and steal sensitive corporate data.
Companies from all over the world trust us for all their content management needs. Here are the most significant reasons why:
No business wants its employees to access inappropriate content via the company network. When using a proxy, a network administrator can easily control which devices can access the internet and even which web locations are available to employees. Our solutions enable you to block any undesirable content and websites, so you don't have to worry about employees wasting time.
Most people assume proxies slow down internet speeds, and that's far from the truth. Our solutions can significantly increase speeds by caching often accessed files and websites, as well as by removing advertisements while surfing. Our proxy servers can reduce the load on busy corporate networks, allowing them to be more efficient.
The most important feature of a proxy is anonymity, which is often crucial for businesses. With a proxy, all enterprise information gets anonymized, so it's impossible to track. This additional security layer significantly reduces the risks of hacker attacks and other breaches. With a proxy, all confidential data (on clients, partners, investors, employees, research and development, etc.) stays protected from unwanted eyes.