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Another major headache for businesses is the issue of employees downloading pornographic material onto their work PC or laptop - a business minefield which brings serious legal, HR and IT security implications.

The security survey revealed that 11% of employees use their company laptop to download and access pornography.

Not only do organisations have a legal obligation to protect staff against offensive material such as pornography, the websites used to download porn are also notorious for introducing malware onto the user’s computer and network – trojans, key loggers and spyware capable of collecting sensitive individual and company data.

To protect against this, organisations need to have in place a comprehensive Web filtering solution to monitor network use and prevent access to unsuitable sites and malicious URLs.

This gives the organisation greater visibility of network usage, reduces risk, ensures regulatory compliance and helps to guarantee ongoing business continuity.