Social Networking Controls

Control Web 2.0 applications, social media and enforce granular policies on application functions and communications

Social Networking and Social Media sites like Facebook, Google and YouTube have become so much more than mere “websites”. They are Web-enabled applications that provide users with a range of tools and capabilities. Simplistic policies, like block YouTube, are impractical in today’s always-connected Web 2.0 world. Today’s Web filtering solutions need to be able to provide granular control over Web applications and actively segment content within websites.

ContentKeeper provides comprehensive controls to manage a wide range of Web 2.0 applications. With a policy-based framework, IT departments can have the power to restrict downloads and uploads, implement time and data-based quota restrictions, provide ‘read-only’ access, monitor and report on user activity.

ContentKeeper supports a range of Web applications and social networking functions:

  • Google, Yahoo!, Bing and other search engines – enforce Safe Search results, and limit access to functions such as Gmail or Google Images.
  • Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and other social networking sites – control the ability to use chat or comment functions and block apps.
  • eBay, Craigslist, Amazon and other auction/shopping content – manage access to listing categories such as personals and jobs, as well as uploading content.
  • YouTube, Flickr, Photobucket and other social media sites – control uploads and downloads, manage access to restricted content, limit abilities such as comments and ‘likes’.
  • Instant Messaging applications such as AIM and MSN – identify traffic by protocol and restrict access or add reporting alerts.