WeProx.Com Provides Access to Blocked Websites
We totally understand why some companies limit the websites their employees can visit. After all, it literally pays to keep a corporate network secure—and keep workers away from time-wasters like Friendster and NBA.com.
The problem is that sometimes, employees are unable to visit websites that are genuinely related to their work. If a marketing assistant desperately needs to contact a supplier, what’s he or she to do if the supplier’s Multiply (and the contact info on it) is inaccessible? That’s where services like WeProx.com come in.
In a nutshell, WeProx.com lets users visit any banned websites, bypassing any filters implemented by the network administrator. For example, the administrator may tell the company server to block websites like “Friendster.com” or “YouTube.com”; proxies like WeProx.com disguise the websites so that they don’t get blocked.
…Is Not Perfect
The drawback is that these disguised websites sometimes aren’t fully functional. You may not be able to login into your account, upload files, or see any Flash animations for instance. The act of disguising a website makes some of its features unavailable.
And of course, network administrators can easily catch on and block the proxies themselves; “WeProx.com” could be added to the list of prohibited websites. But there are hundreds, if not thousands, of proxies out there, and admins can’t block them all. Got a good alternative to WeProx.com? Let us know by leaving a comment below.
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