Guest column: What ISPs need to consider when it comes to Web filtering

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As the evolving Web makes managing appropriate surfing and bandwidth use more difficult, it also introduces new security threats that filtering may be uniquely well suited to address. However, the Web content security role makes inaccurate site rating, poor coverage, and delayed rating of new URLs even more costly.

In the early days of URL filtering, the challenge was getting a large enough population of URLs rated to make it unlikely a student or employee could view objectionable Web pages. Back then, the primary drivers were legal liability and productivity. Early generation filtering technology covered ...

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