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Acceptable Use Policy

The principles guiding the appropriate use of a public computer network by a private individual. It may also apply to the use of a computer provided to an individual by a company or agency for work use. The acceptable use policy outlines the types of websites a user may or may not visit and/or the kinds of work that are prohibited. For example, an acceptable use policy at a company may ban the use of a social networking website like Facebook. More commonly, AUPs ban the viewing of pornography or websites likely to contain viruses.
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Additional enhancements include network pattern detection capabilities that can determine when proxies are used to bypass the filter, a boon to enforcement of acceptable use policies and regulatory compliance.
This server-based tool permits organizations to transparently enforce acceptable use policies with little or no disruption to users.
It is updated daily and is completely customizable, allowing organizations to tailor filtering to their individual needs and their own Acceptable Use Policies.
While organizations have made great strides in adopting Internet and email management as part of their overall standard operating procedures, the study shows that more emphasis needs to be placed on educating employees about their Internet Acceptable Use Policies," said Kevin Blakeman, President of SurfControl, US.
By allowing the individual school to define its own e-boundaries via Acceptable Use Policies (AUPs), eSniff enables school officials to end the cycle of unacceptable network activity.
From its inception, the government-sponsored network known variously as ARPAnet and NSFnet had Acceptable Use Policies which completely prohibited commercial use.
We realize the value that open Internet access has on employee satisfaction, and that the best solution for a positive work environment is to promote Acceptable Use Policies and allow before or after work surfing--rather than limit access altogether.
Policy Central(TM) a flexible and powerful new software solution designed to protect businesses and schools by reinforcing their Internet, PC and other Acceptable Use Policies, is now available from Security Software Systems, Inc.
com), develops and markets award-winning Advanced Internet Management software including Cyber Sentinel and Cyber Sentinel Network, which effectively protect children from online pornography and predators; LockDown(TM), which secures desktops, controls which applications can be installed/run; NetFocus(TM), which that lets managers/school administrators determine and control online access; Policy Central(TM), which reinforces Acceptable Use Policies, and Predator Guard.
Policy Central(TM), a new LAN-based software solution designed to help business managers and school administrators reinforce Acceptable Use Policies, will be introduced at COMDEX next week by Security Software Systems, Inc.
SSSI) has introduced Policy Central(TM), a new LAN-based software solution designed to help administrators and educators (and business managers) reinforce their Acceptable Use Policies.