Make Sure You Block Torrent Sites While You Are In The Workplace

As we all know, technology can be used for good and it can be used for bad. It really all depends on the person who is using it. If you have someone who is using the technology with malice intentions then you certainly are going to have bad results. If you have someone who is using the technology for the good of the people then you are going to have really good results. Even when you are talking about a technology like Nuclear this same paradox remains. It is a technology that can be used to power the homes of millions of people in the surrounding area or it can be used to destroy the same area in the form of a bomb. Like we said earlier in the article, it is all about how the technology is used more than it is about the technology itself.

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And that same line of thinking should go with smaller technology as well. This includes smaller technology like websites and the technology that may be in the websites. When it comes to the web there is a lot of technology that gets a bad rap but nothing has more of a bad reputation than the technology that is known as bittorrent. If you are not a heavy computer user or file sharer there is a good chance that you have either never heard of bittorrent or you have only heard that it is a technology that is used to steal movies and music over the internet. And some of that is true; it is a technology that is used to steal movies and music over the internet. But it also used for a great number of other things as well. It is used to be able to transfer large medical files safely over the internet. It is used to transfer open sourced operating systems around the globe so that everyone can use them. It is used to transfer independent movies and music at a low cost by their creators. So as you can see bittorrent can be used for both good and bad. It all really depends on the person who is using it.

While that is a nice philosophical argument, when you are the person who is in charge of protecting a network at a place of business, that line of thinking cannot come in to play. You have to think about the people who you are working for and the needs that the business might have. And several of those needs say that it is not a good idea for you to allow bittorrent sites on your network.

The first reason why you do not want to allow bittorrent sites on your network is because a fair amount of the traffic that comes from bittorrent does come from stealing. And you do not want those stolen files on your network servers. You do not even want them on the computer nodes that the employees work on. No, you want those kinds of files as far away from your servers as possible.

Another reason why you do not want bittorrent sites allowed on your network is because they tend to clog up the network. The reason why people like using the torrent technology is because it is so fast. And the reason why it is so fast is because it knows how to clog up the pipes. And when you are running a business you do not want your network clogged up.

When you are running a network you have to be selective when it comes to traffic that you let in and the traffic that you let out. Bittorrent traffic may not be the type of traffic that you want to let in.

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About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

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