SETTING THE SCENE
What Happens When you Browse the Web?
Unbeknown to you when you browse to a website you are actually connecting to multiple websites. Any reference to a ‘third-party' URL within the active webpage opens a direct connection to the third-party as if you had browsed to that website directly, and therefore communicate directly with your browser and your computer. Many web pages generate revenue from advertising and so embed links to sites which deliver cookies to your machine specifically to place tracking and advertising cookies to monitor your activities and send targeted adverts. Visiting a single site can deliver over 100 cookies with 95% of them being from third parties and having no effect on the actual site you are browsing. This is one of the main reasons why some websites are slower to render than others. The amount of data is ever increasing and has now reached a point where it is actively slowing down your business.
Poor User Experience
Users are suffering degraded performance as the amount of internet data increases. In virtual and roaming environments this data must be saved off and restored at login time. This leads to extended login times (up to 90%),slower browser launch times, and slower web page rendering with some sites timing out.
Excessive internet data causing degraded performance and unhappy users which in turn leads to an increased number of support calls. Customers who have implemented WebData Control have seen a fall in profile and browser related helpdesk calls by 75%. In certain circumstances, applications have failed in certain browsers due to the internet data. Blacklisting problem applications and websites ensure no data is kept for them and applications function as normal.
Most of the cookies delivered to your computer are for the express purpose of tracking your behaviour online and then sending this, along with other data, to a third-party. Over time this builds up a complete picture of you and your business. Examining internet data reveals a great deal of personal and sensitive information which could prove a substantial security risk. WebData Control actively filters out all known tracking and advertising cookies from your system enhancing your system security.
With internet data taking up hundreds of Megabytes and even Gigabytes in some cases there is an obvious need for storage. SAN storage is expensive and cloud storage even more so. Given that most of the data is for the benefit of others do you really want to pay for the extra infrastructure needed?
WebData Control is the tool you need to manage the ever-increasing amount of web data you have on your systems. With a simple installation procedure and all configuration via standard Group Policy, deployment is both rapid and simple.
The granularity of the configuration means that administrators can truly differentiate between business and private browsing. Many businesses configure the product such that all mission-critical sites and applications are white-listed and other sites have a short retention period for data; thus ensuring that users are happy having a performant system that allows them to browse personal sites such as social media, and the business is happy as control is in place and costs are reduced.
The functionality of the software includes:
WebData Control cleanses your web data fully from your first session so you will immediately realise the benefits.