SurveilStar -- Block Social Networking Sites

Wanna prevent your employees from visiting social networking sites? Surveilstar can help to block social networking sites easily and improve employees' productivity. Or allow visiting social networking sites in the specific time set by Surveilstar.

A growing number of employers and firms are blocking social networking sites. According to a recent study, there has been 20 percent growth in the number of companies blocking social networking sites. But why do they block social networking sites?

Block Social Networking SitesSocial networking sites, focuses on building online communities of people who share interests and/or activities, or who are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others, are being used regularly by millions of people. Famous social networking sites includes Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, LinkedIn, Nexopia, Hi5, Bebo, StudiVZ, Decayenne, Tagged, XING, Badoo, Skyrock, Friendster, Mixi, Orkut, Xiaonei, Kaixin, etc.

Read this article and you will know why it's necessary to block social networking sites in business environment and Why SurveilStar is your best choice of software to block social networking sites. SurveilStar provides a 30-day free trial version for you to experience its powerful function for blocking social networking sites. And there are also some more interesting and pratical you can explore.

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Reasons for blocking social networking sites

There’s no doubt that social networking sites are a relevant part of the everyday lives of people at home. This is occurring in the workplace as well, However, the increasing use of social networking sites in the workplace can have serious security and productivity implications for companies which is why more and more companies are choosing to block social networking sites.

Social networking sites could be exposing consumers and businesses to increased security risk, it has been claimed. According to credit information provider Equifax, fraudsters could make off with users' personal information in order to commit ID theft - and the company is urging web users to limit the amount of info they post online. And Mark Murtagh, technical director of security company Websense, warned the rise of web 2.0 applications is creating "security and productivity challenges" for European small businesses. Scammers also use social networking sites to steal information and corrupt users' computers in company.

Social networking sites can cause a lag of productivity. When during working time, employees spend time online to play Scrabble with somebody on Facebook or meet people on MySpace secretly, they are not doing their jobs. This is unacceptable for employers. Some employees even get fired because of visiting social networking sites.

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In workplace, YouTube, as well as social networking sites, is usually blocked. There are many funning video clips on YouTube distracting employees' attention when Internet access is allowed. Watching YouTube videos during working time also cause serious productivity implications.

Block social networking sites with SurveilStar

SurveilStar block social networking sitesSurveilStar is a versatile employee monitoring application which records every details of user's internet activity and operations on computers. SurveilStar also helps to block any websites which employers don't want employees to have access. Those websites are mainly porn websites, social networking sites and online video sharing websites.

In SurveilStar, you can create a web policy for specific websites to allow or block access. To block social networking sites, you can simply create a web policy and type in the website address and apply. For blocking MySpace, you can type in without adding http://. Wildcard character can be also used. For example, type in *facebook* and any website whose address includes facebook will be blocked. Blocking social networking sites with SurveilStar is very easy.

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There is another way to block social networking sites with SurveilStar. SurveilStar comes with feature of website classes management. You can sort different websites into a class. In the web policy blocking this website class will help you to block all websites sorted into the class.

However, different companies take different actions. Some block social networking sites completely, some will allow some use of these sites at specific hours, such as lunchtime.

SurveilStar can meet different request to block or limit social networking sites. SurveilStar allows to apply any policy in specific hours such as all day, working time, weekend. SurveilStar allows you to customize blocking hours as you like. You can also set a warning message for those who try to visit social networking sites in blocking hours. Once they try to open the websites, warning message will pop up. Automatic locking computer is also possible when a user is violating a policy.

In the same way, you can block YouTube or any other websites. With SurveilStar, you can easily block social networking sites, improve employee productivity and reduce security problems.

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