BrowseControl's content filtering features allow administrators to configure the internet and application usage permissions of the students, employees, and patrons that use computers within their network.
Content filtering policies for websites, applications, and files can be granularly controlled with filters based on URL, categories, internet ports, and file types. Each configuration option can be customized based on users, devices, departments, or Organizational Units (OUs) to provide a solution that fits the organization's exact needs.
BrowseControl's filtering features are most often used for preventing access to malware-infested websites, productivity management, CIPA compliance, and enforcing acceptable use policies by proactively preventing employees from accessing inappropriate or unproductive websites.
What platforms does this service support?
What are some applications this service is commonly used in tandem with?
All components of CurrentWare are supported on desktop computers and server computers with the following specifications.
- Windows 7 SP1 Pro/Enterprise and Ultimate 32-bit or 64-bit
- Windows 8 & 8.1 Pro/Enterprise 32-bit or 64-bit
- Windows 10 Home/Pro/Enterprise 32-bit or 64-bit
- Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012 and 2016
Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
BrowseControl is often combined with CurrentWare's employee monitoring solution BrowseReporter. BrowseReporter monitors internet and application activity and BrowseControl blocks access to problematic websites and applications.
BrowseReporter's reports allow administrators to identify employees that are browsing unsafe or unproductive websites. These websites can later be restricted with BrowseControl based on user, device, workgroup, or other organizational units (OU).
Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
- Knowledge base that is regularly updated with FAQs, user guides, and video tutorials
- Customer support through phone, email, and live chat.
- Occasional webinars to highlight new features and take customer questions
Does this service integrate with any other apps?
For policy groups, BrowseControl can manage Organizational Units from Active Directory as well as groupings by user, department, or device.
For administration, BrowseControl can be configured with the CurrentWare Console to add dedicated users as trusted Operators. Each operator can be assigned their own permissions for how they are allowed to use BrowseControl.
What is this service generally used for?
Along with all of the products within the CurrentWare product suite, BrowseControl integrates with the CurrentWare Console.
The CurrentWare Console manages:
- BrowseReporter internet & application activity monitor
- BrowseControl internet & application blocker
- AccessPatrol endpoint security & data loss prevention
- enPowerManager remote power management
Who are the main user groups of this service?
BrowseControl is used by businesses to proactively prevent access to websites and applications that harm network cybersecurity and employee productivity.
BrowseControl is most popular with these core users:
- Schools and Libraries searching for scalable internet filtering solutions that satisfy compliance with the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA)
- Business owners that want to address employee productivity & technology use by blocking unproductive applications and websites.
- IT admins concerned about malware threats using malicious websites as an attack vector
- Human Resources (HR) departments seeking to enforce acceptable use policies by proactively mitigating access to content that would create a hostile work environment.