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How does Website Blocking work?

X3watch monitors website activity that takes place on your computer. Whenever you browse the internet, X3watch is monitoring and reviewing the websites being opened by both the user and the computer. These websites are then evaluated by X3watch's filtering algorithm first by matching the site against our global database of known inappropriate websites, and then by running a scan on the page where we look for various trigger words.  X3watch also checks the websites against any custom whitelist or blacklist that you have set up in your administrator settings. 

If X3watch finds that a webpage is in our global blacklist database, in your custom blacklist, or if the number of trigger words on the page exceeds the allowed threshold in X3watch, the website is blocked. 

If a website is blocked by X3watch, it will be added to your online activity report, the weekly activity report and if you have Instant Alerts turned on, an notification email will be sent to the accountability partners you have configured for your account. 

X3watch for Windows and Mac works on all major browsers including Safari, Firefox and Chrome, IE and Edge.


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