Guard Dog Internet Safety works great as a supplemental companion to your existing Antivirus, Anti Spyware or Anti Pornography programs. Guard Dog is undetectable by anyone other than the department head or IT who installs it.
Many people and businesses simply do not understand the full threat when it comes to file sharing. Employees often times use Peer to Peer file sharing to download their favorite music which is pirated in most cases. They later find that they can also download an unlimited wealth of pornographic pictures and videos without having to pay for it. They can also download pirated/hacked commercial software. As these items are downloaded, there is a high risk of virus/trojan infection due to the high number of bogus files available for download. These virus/trojans can pose a high cost to fix along with network downtime. Addiction to pornography becomes inevitable due to the unlimited source of pornography available for download. There can also be a high risk of civil prosecution against the employer by the recording and software industry. Criminal prosecution can also occur as a result of downloading underage pornography. Sexual harassment issues can also arise due to another employee being exposed to inappropriate content on company owned computers. As more items are downloaded they are also available for sharing with others as the company computer now becomes a source. This opens up the corporate owned computer and internal network for people all over the world to download financial/company confidential data.
Such activities by employees can also cause an overload or disruption of network traffic and wasted time/productivity. Guard Dog Internet Safety Enterprise Edition has all the protections of Guard Dog Internet Safety Lite with the addition of stopping chat programs, web streaming and other Internet driven programs that can tie up network resources and waist employee time/productivity.