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Old 04-27-2017, 04:44 AM
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Anyone know how to restrict access to certain websites?

I have just caught a member of staff red-handed scrolling through Facebook. (I wouldn't usually mind but she's not in the good books as it is).

Is there a quick and easy way to restrict access to Facebook etc.. whilst at work?

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Take a look here, http://smallbusiness.chron.com/block...ees-12326.html, the approved sites bit will probably be useful. I would, however, communicate/reiterate with your staff that it's against the rules to access websites irrelevant to their jobs during company time.
 
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@woomeister - Thanks for the links!

Yeah, I've already communicated about using mobile phones extensively. Teenagers eh! Thanks though, I'll have a chat with her!
 
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@woomeister - Thanks for the links!

Yeah, I've already communicated about using mobile phones extensively. Teenagers eh! Thanks though, I'll have a chat with her!
My company has a social media policy and when we hire a new tech, they must sign this and agree to it.

If they don't read it, they end up fired anyways.

Employee's can be on social media accounts but only when on break and not using a company laptop or desktop. People try to block there browsing history but our servers can still tell when someone is on social media sites.

Never mind the security camera's are pointed at employee's desk and other places which can be zoomed in. I'm a team lead and had a suspicion about a employee breaking a company policy so I was able to review the taps and I was right.

It warranted a firing coming straight from the employee handbook people keep forgetting to read when hired.


It might be wise to hold team meeting and go over some work stuff but go over certain things you can not do on a company desktop and laptop while not on break.

Who ever runs the servers the company use's talk to them.
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My company has a social media policy and when we hire a new tech, they must sign this and agree to it.

If they don't read it, they end up fired anyways.

Employee's can be on social media accounts but only when on break and not using a company laptop or desktop. People try to block there browsing history but our servers can still tell when someone is on social media sites.

Never mind the security camera's are pointed at employee's desk and other places which can be zoomed in. I'm a team lead and had a suspicion about a employee breaking a company policy so I was able to review the taps and I was right.

It warranted a firing coming straight from the employee handbook people keep forgetting to read when hired.


It might be wise to hold team meeting and go over some work stuff but go over certain things you can not do on a company desktop and laptop while not on break.

Who ever runs the servers the company use's talk to them.
Working in an environment like this sounds like hell...or 1984! If companies want to have motivated staff I think decent relationships need building and it would appear the desire to 'fire' people for misdemeanours is on your agenda! I understand the issue with people time wasting on social media sites though!
 
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In my company every one can be at social media, can have fun and rest as much as they want.
Everyone as objectives that they have to archive and thats it how they manage their time is with them. As long they do what they are ask for well then they can have as much fun as they want.

But answering to the question you can block on your router certain webpages.
 
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I have just caught a member of staff red-handed scrolling through Facebook. (I wouldn't usually mind but she's not in the good books as it is).

Is there a quick and easy way to restrict access to Facebook etc.. whilst at work?

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Most routers have the ability to restrict access to certain websites. A Linksys router I had a decade ago could be configured for restrictions! Here's how you can do it on Linksys https://www.technipages.com/block-ce...linksys-router

The procedure to do it on other routers is similar
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What i recommend for the future is just choose better your employees having a good team is the most important part of a company.
When you cant trust them to manage their time and have to cut their access to certain webpages i think that is a symptom of a larger problem that if not addressed will keep on growing.
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You can use RMM tools to track or Internet security tool for your needs
 
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Working in an environment like this sounds like hell...or 1984! If companies want to have motivated staff I think decent relationships need building and it would appear the desire to 'fire' people for misdemeanours is on your agenda! I understand the issue with people time wasting on social media sites though!
I think banning social media sites is necessary what if your client need some task to be done in certain deadline and all because your employee was busy on his or her social media account the task remain incomplete and that leads to client loss which is not something any company would want.
 
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I think banning social media sites is necessary what if your client need some task to be done in certain deadline and all because your employee was busy on his or her social media account the task remain incomplete and that leads to client loss which is not something any company would want.
Totally agree with it ! We should see both the sides to be fair.

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Most routers have the ability to restrict access to certain websites. A Linksys router I had a decade ago could be configured for restrictions! Here's how you can do it on Linksys

The procedure to do it on other routers is similar
We can restrict the website's but its not possible to restrict the https facebook version with the router only. You need a proper firewall to do that.
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You can use an Antivirus program like Quickheal. It has parental control feature to block websites.
 
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that is where firewall comes in part, but it does cost heavy in case of hardware firewall to integrate with your LAN network. With firewall they are monitored every of their network level activities performed in company computer, as it takes place between your intranet (LAN) and internet. Using hardware firewalls also provide higher level of security LIKE Trojan backdoors, Session hijacking, DOS & DDOS attacks, viruses, cookie stealing and hence preferred for servers where security has the top most priority.
 
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We can restrict the website's but its not possible to restrict the https facebook version with the router only. You need a proper firewall to do that.
Yes you can. See these linksys instructions http://www.linksys.com/us/support-ar...icleNum=135668
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Different step in blocking a website. I dont know if your question is to block on a certain pc on you're office. If that the case, I suggest to open this, A step by step how to black a website.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/24907...-websites.html

Other way blocking certain website is by router restriction...
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if you are using a router it is an easy way to block websites.
Just visit 192.168.0.1 (or) 192.168.1.1
Enter Login Details
Go to Advanced setting
use parent control option to block websites.
 
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Have you done it yet, because I have an easy way for your problem
Just open run tab and add the following link: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc
-> Open host file by notepad -> enter at the end of notepad file: 127.0.0.1 website you need to prevent. Done
 
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