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Let’s not forget what we’re here to do

19 June 2015

Porn; love it or pretend it’s something you once saw by accident at a friends house, was at one stage both the undisputed king and at the same time, utter scourge of the Internet. On the one hand, it reigned through sheer size and dominance (no pun intended) and on the other, it vicariously gave […]


The perceived risks of BYOD – Have they really changed?

5 May 2015

The poor old IT department, if there were ever an Olympic sport where you could count the moments between suggesting that technology could change the world and then having it bite you on the backside by an unruly mob, well, they’d be gold medallists. Naturally, an IT team is predisposed to focus on the challenges […]


CensorNet offers compelling web security proposition for MSPs on IBM Softlayer

14 April 2015

CensorNet is successfully offering web security services to both enterprise and MSP customers using IBM SoftLayer’s global back-end services exclusively. CensorNet’s web security services help organisations step up to the challenge of managing an increasingly mobile work environment. Its cloud-based Hybrid Web Security platform gives greater visibility to senior management, and much better control to […]


BYOD, is the big bad wolf dead?

26 March 2015

Bring your own device (BYOD) is far from a cutting edge term, in fact, it’s been on the table for a while now and it all started with the boss when they bought their nice new shiny toy into work that they got for Christmas and announced this is what they will use from this […]


CensorNet to Shake Up Stagnant Web Security Market

12 March 2015

By Rhian Wilkinson | Digital Media Analyst, Compare the Cloud CensorNet has had myriad announcements recently, so we sat down with CEO Ed Macnair and his new Director of Sales Engineering, Alex Kurz to hear more about the strategy and big developments in 2015. CensorNet, the next generation cloud security company, has made a stand […]


Girl groomed for sex by paedophile in her classroom on school iPad paid. Who is responsible?

29 January 2015

18 January 2015 The Daily Mail Online reported that a schoolgirl has been ‘groomed’ while on her iPad at school. Ed Macnair, CEO of CensorNet, comments “It’s safe to say that the introduction in recent years of mobile technology into the classroom has greatly enhanced the learning experience for students. Indeed research shows that 23 […]


Sky to block pornography by default to protect children. Is it the best way to protect children?

20 January 2015

BBC News reported that Broadband provider Sky revealed in a blog post that it will block adult content by default, unless users opt out. Ed Macnair, CEO of CensorNet comments: “While I applaud Sky for taking some positive action to protect children from accessing in appropriate content online, it’s too blunt an instrument and I […]


Could Wi-Fi save England’s Library service?

18 December 2014

18 December 2014 The Department for Culture, Media & Sport today released a report on the future of England’s libraries stating that “the library does more than simply loan books. It underpins every community. It is not just a place for self-improvement, but the supplier of an infrastructure for life and learning, from babies to […]


Using YouTube in the classroom just got a lot easier

13 December 2013

By Tim Lloyd  Following the launch of YouTube In Schools, a school friendly version of YouTube, we are pleased to announce support for the service in CensorNet Professional 2.1.4 which is free to all customers. YouTube has long been a source of contention. Do you allow it because of the masses of educational material or […]


Web security and content filtering for mobile devices and BYOD initiatives

29 November 2013

01 December 2013 By Tim Lloyd This article discusses the options available for filtering smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices using the Hybrid Web Security service. I get many questions about how to safely manage Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD), so I thought it would be a good idea to write this article and consolidate all the information […]