A recent survey conducted by PixAlert and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, CIPD, revealed that over 70% of UK companies have already had to take disciplinary action as a result of employees viewing pornographic images on their company computers. An Audit Commission report published this month also reported a huge increase in the viewing of computer pornography by public sector workers and called for better protection and controls.
But while many organisations use simple web filtering to prevent access to pornographic web sites, PixAlert offers the only solutions that identify, eliminate and prevent unwanted images that get on to desktops or networks via any point of entry including email, memory sticks, laptops, digital cameras, scanners, CDs/DVDs, Wi-Fi or 3G phones.
Manual auditing can take months, but with PixAlert Auditor’s high-speed image analysis software, it can take less than a week for a large organisation to detect inappropriate or illegal content stored on all PCs, servers and removable media.
“The rapid increase in digital devices along with email and multimedia messaging has made the problem of managing inappropriate and illegal images in the workplace a major challenge for IT and HR managers,” said John Nolan. “The reality is that most companies do not know the level of risk they face and may be inadvertently breaking the law by storing and backing up child pornography. PixAlert is the only solution that provides a quick way to eliminate and prevent illicit material getting on the network from any source.”
PixAlert provides products and services to help companies protect employees and others from exposure to illicit image material and prevent potential civil or criminal proceedings caused by illegal images being resident on corporate IT resources. PixAlert’s software is unique in that it not only stops inappropriate and illegal Web-based images, but also safeguards against these illicit images originating from any source. Founded in 1999, and based in Dublin, Ireland, PixAlert has UK headquarters in London and US headquarters in Boston.