Research has shown that aimless Internet surfing or ‘cyberslacking’ can account for up to 20 per cent of an employee’s working day. Through the MerchantSecure Central Management System, administrators have access to the Guardian module, a powerful set of content filtering controls that can be used to set access privileges by job roles or individual employees.
Social media sites, for example, can be a great way to keep in touch with family and friends, but during the business day these outlets can consume an inordinate amount of time and attention. Moreover, social media sites are known to harbor security threats like malware and viruses.
Restricting access to only employees in the marketing department, for example, would permit these users to accomplish a core element of their job function without opening the floodgates to all employees. Administrators can choose to restrict access to sites by category, type or specific URL, or even set safe periods when access is permitted, like during lunch hours or after closing. Set limits on the types of websites that can be accessed from your network, including blacklist/whitelist or block all. Our reports give administrators the ability to see what websites are visited, when, for how long, and by whom. In addition to which default landing pages can be pushed via the Wi-Fi module enabling staff communication and direct communication to customers.