Content Filtering


Implementing Productivity
and Safety

NetPilot’s Content Filtering offering is powered by McAfee, a world leader in internet security. It’s Smartfilter offering provides the most comprehensive internet filtering and blocking capability on the market, with the highest ever levels of administrator control. WIth Smartfilter running onboard a NetPilot appliance there is no need to impact any of your servers to run additional software – NetPilot comes complete with all the necessary software and hardware in one easy to install package.

Today’s dynamic Web 2.0 environment poses significant security challenges for organisations. Take charge of security with smart web filtering that helps prevent exposure to viruses, malware, and other security risks, while reducing your legal liability, maximising employee productivity, and preserving bandwidth for business-related activities.

The Internet is essential to business today. However, the dynamic Web 2.0 environment—with its growing use of blogs, wikis, social networking sites, and other interactive features—poses significant security challenges for the enterprise. Malicious code and web-borne viruses can easily enter the network when users visit infected websites—without users even being aware of it.

Put an end to those risks with NetPilot and McAfee SmartFilter. It’s the intelligent web filtering solution designed to prevent your employees from accessing sites that expose your organisation to viruses, malware, and other security risks, while reducing legal liability, maximizing employee productivity, and preserving bandwidth for business-related activities.



SmartFilter enables your organisation to understand, filter, and monitor Internet use, while providing effective control over outbound web access and protection against the web-based threats you’re likely to encounter, today and tomorrow.

Using a combination of real-time reputation scoring and category filtering, McAfee SmartFilter proactively and reliably detects and enables you to block spyware, phishing, malware, and other ubiquitous security threats in today’s Web 2.0 environment.

  • TrustedSource™ technology proactively finds, reports, and enables SmartFilter to block traffic to and from questionable sources. Relying on its global reputation network and knowledge of Internet entities, TrustedSource identifies potentially malicious behavior, including actions that indicate an intention to distribute malicious code.
  • For category-based filtering, the TrustedSource Web Database provides a proven repository of more than 25 million blockable websites in more than 90 categories. Built by a team of multilingual web analysts using state-of-the-art technology, our TrustedSource Web Database offers unmatched coverage, quality, and accuracy.

Integration of the Internet Watch Foundation and Anti-Phishing Workgroup blacklists enhances the accuracy and quality of the content filtering to maximum effect.

It’s estimated that in the UK alone, companies are losing £9.6bn a year due to employees surfing the Internet on company time. With NetPilot’s URL filtering at the gateway between your network and the Internet, fears about inappropriate use of the Internet can be banished.


  • Get the industry’s best protection
    Protect against viruses and malicious software invading your network through employee downloads with the powerful combination of reputation- and category-based filtering powered by TrustedSource™
  • Reduce risk while boosting productivity
    Understand, filter, and monitor Internet use to control outbound web access and protect against web-based threats; you’ll reduce legal liability, maximise employee productivity, and preserve bandwidth for business-related activities
  • Match your exact infrastructure needs
    Fit NetPilot with McAfee SmartFilter into almost any network environment no extra hardware is needed
  • Put flexibility in your policy management
    Customise policies by user, group, IP, and IP range; filter by time of day, day of week, file type (.jpg, .mp3, etc.), URL, and HTTP/HTTPS traffic; choose to deny access, allow, coach, or let authorissed users override filtering policy
  • Fine-tune policy to fit your organisation’s needs
    Start with our expansive number of categories and numerous predefined filtering policies and then customise as needed; add custom categories, create block/allow lists, exempt certain URLs by category, and more



  • Filtering on category
    Take advantage of comprehensive and granular category coverage; the McAfee TrustedSource Web Database provides a proven repository of more than 25 million blockable websites across more than 90 categories
  • Reputation-based filtering
    Enhance category-based filtering with real-time scoring powered by TrustedSource; proactively and reliably detect spyware, phishing, malware, and other security threats in today’s Web 2.0 environment
  • Powerful reporting capabilities by user or IP
    Quickly understand how your organisation is using the web and then drill down to identify trends, isolate problems, document inappropriate web activity, and tailor your filter settings to effectively enforce your web-usage policies
  • A solution tailored to your organisation
    Designate users who can override the filter for a specified time, exempt sites you would like specific groups or individuals to access, and create custom categories to better implement your organisation’s unique Internet access policy


NetPilot and SoHoBlue ranges

Specification subject to change. Document version: August 2013
All Trademarks acknowledged.