As the first industry report of its kind, the study provides an objective measurement of IT time and investment for each Web filtering solution in the following key areas: set up and installation, management and administration, hardware maintenance and reporting. Across these areas, St. Bernard customers spent on average just over 483 hours installing and maintaining their product, compared to 1040 hours for Websense and 909 hours for SurfControl's solutions.
The study also illustrated further detail, as follows: > Installation hours averaged as follows: 19 hours for St. Bernard, 38 hours for Websense, and 39 hours for SurfControl > Maintenance hours per month averaged as follows: 14 hours for St. Bernard, 27 hours for Websense and 26 hours for SurfControl
The study found no difference across vendors relative to Web use, Internet policy creation, Internet policy enforcement and reporting activities.
Robert Hale and Associates conducted the survey with a sample of 300 mid-enterprise IT professionals from the commercial, financial, healthcare and manufacturing industries, with100 organizations for each Web filter vendor. The respondents were selected randomly from a database of companies sized 250 " 1,000 employees. The results are significant at the 95% level of confidence, and show important differences between St. Bernard, Websense and SurfControl in each of the four measured areas.
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