Saturday, September 16, 2017

Back To School - Browsing Safely At Home (And At Work)

It's back to school time, and you know what that means!  Web research, book reports, and online based homework assignments.  How safe is your computer?  Are you ready for a new school year?  Allow Piccone IT to help you keep your computer safe while your kiddos complete their assignments.

With quick access to anything and everything on the internet, it’s important to have the proper security measures in place to protect your kids and your computer.  Using a high-quality antivirus solution will not only protect your computer from viruses, malware, and ransomware, but you can also apply content filtering rules. 

Content filtering allows you to block websites based on their content such as alcohol, gambling, and pornography sites.  Setting up content filtering rules will help make sure your kids can’t access inappropriate sites and adds another layer of security to your computer because many inappropriate sites also contain malware and viruses.

Another way to protect your systems is to use a firewall on your network.  Firewalls are devices that help block attackers from accessing your computers but some also come with additional features that include content filtering and malware/virus protection.  There are also some options for controlling when you can access the internet which can come in handy when you want to limit access to the internet only during certain times of the day for certain people.

Contact us today for more tips and to ensure that your antivirus program is protecting your computer and your kids.

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