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What’s Considered “Acceptable Use” For Your Small Business?

Creating an acceptable use policy establishes rules for everyone using the company network

All small companies need an acceptable use policy (AUP). An integral part of any company’s network security program, an AUP is a set of rules that describes how everyone may use the company’s network and network resources, including the Internet. An AUP also spells out the consequences for not following these rules. With an AUP in place, you can protect your company from dangerous behavior online and hold those responsible for their actions. It’s relatively easy to create an acceptable use policy. To be truly useful, though, it must be tailored to your company’s specific needs and business operations.

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