How to Pick a Web Filter
Picking a Web filter can be a complex task. If you're not careful, it can be nearly impossible to find one that will do what you need it to do, and not do things you don't want it to. Taking a brief break from the trenches, Brett Littrell, network manager of the Milpitas Unified School District, tells how things went for him: when they worked-and when they didn't.There is nothing worse than buying into something and then finding out that it is merely a shadow of what it was advertised to be. I was unfortunate enough to find out first-hand that more testing, and a little more research, is definitely better to do first-before basing a purchase decision on a company's good track record with another product. Being a customer of the Barracuda spam filter, I was very happy and impressed by its cost and functionality. When we had to look at a replacement for our Web filter software, I was inclined toward Barracuda. This was because of the product's price and from my previous good experience with the company. Next, however, is what I learned after purchasing its Web filter software.