Filters

Filter Your Internet Content
The benefits of the Internet are well known. But just like the varying channels on cable television there may be some Internet sites that are not appropriate for your employees or children.
We, at GOES, have chosen to partner with  and their filtering technology to help protect against unwanted material that is otherwise very easy to get to.
The customized filtering system that is used to provide you with Internet protection is automatically updated weekly, staying ahead of the problem and providing you with the umbrella protection only GOES can provide.
Using this flexible system from SonicWALL, GOES provides comprehensive filtering based on trusted and forbidden domain designations. It also allows us to add or remove specific URLs from the blocked list. Here is a list of the specific filtered content:
  • Violence/Profanity (graphics or text):
    Pictures or text exposing extreme cruelty, or physical or emotional acts against any animal or person which are primarily intended to hurt or inflict pain. Obscene words, phrases, and profanity is defined as text that uses, but is not limited to, George Carlin’s 7 censored words more often than once every 50 messages (Newsgroups) or once a page (Web sites).
  • Partial Nudity:
    Pictures exposing the female breast or full exposure of either male or female buttocks except when exposing genitalia. (Excludes all swimsuits, including thongs.)
  • Full Nudity:
    Pictures exposing any or all portions of the human genitalia. Excluded from the Partial Nudity and Full Nudity categories are sites containing nudity or partial nudity of a wholesome nature. For example: Web sites containing publications such as National Geographic or Smithsonian Magazine. Or sites hosted by museums such as the Guggenheim, the Louvre, or the Museum of Modern Art.
  • Sexual Acts (graphics or text):
    Pictures or text exposing anyone or anything involved in explicit sexual acts and or lewd and lascivious behavior, including masturbation, copulation, pedophilia, and intimacy involving nude or partially nude people in heterosexual, bisexual, lesbian or homosexual encounters. Also includes phone sex ads, dating services, and adult personals, CD-ROM’s, and videos.
  • Gross Depictions (graphics or text):
    Pictures or descriptive text of anyone or anything which are crudely vulgar or grossly deficient in civility or behavior, or which show scatological impropriety. Includes such depictions as maiming, bloody figures, or indecent depiction of bodily functions.
  • Intolerance (graphics or text):
    Pictures or text advocating prejudice or discrimination against any race, color, national origin, religion, disability or handicap, gender, or sexual orientation. Any picture or text that elevates one group over another. Also includes intolerant jokes or slurs.
  • Militant/Extremist (graphics or text):
    Pictures or text advocating extremely aggressive and combative behaviors, or advocacy of unlawful political measures. Topics include groups that advocate violence as a means to achieve their goals. Includes “how to” information on weapons making, ammunition making, or the making or use of pyrotechnics materials. Also includes the use of weapons for unlawful reasons.
  • While SonicWALL content filtering from GOES allows businesses, libraries and schools keep their Internet access policies enforced, it also has the flexibility to allow Mom to control access to chicken breast recipe websites. This all accomplished without a phone call to Technical Support. You control the access directly through the secure logon screen, at your convenience.
    Here at GOES, we are trying to make the Internet safer and more enjoyable for everyone. Teaming up with SonicWALL for content filtering is just one of the many benefits offered by GOES. We know you will enjoy the flexibility and security this service provides.