How works the FlashStart “App Blocker”
As a result of the growing popularity of mobile devices in companies, both as personal devices and as devices supplied directly by the company itself, FlashStart chose to anticipate the demands of its target market (B2B, Schools, Institutions, Corporate Business, …) and implement the innovative ‘App Blocker’ functionality and release it with version 4.0 of FlashStart.
The App Blocker functionality allows granular selection of individual apps or selection of a specific category (the apps are already organised by category).
The adaptability of FlashStart provides users with a range of personalized options, utilizing distinctive filtering attributes that enhance convenience and effectiveness. This platform enables the prohibition of apps considered highly hazardous, while permitting the use of those identified as innocuous and devoid of risk. Furthermore, it grants the capacity to schedule restrictions and components, thereby restricting entry to specific content solely during designated time intervals.
The flexibility of FlashStart’s App Blocker function allows the user various customizations with the functions that characterize filtering making it convenient and practical.
F.A.Q About Blocking App
How to block apps on iphone?
You can block Apps on iPhone with FlashStart (see the list below of blocked app) and using the iPhone in the network / wifi where is installed the FlashStart DNS filter or, by adopting the FlashStart ProPlus version, apps can be protected and blocked at any time.
How to block apps on android?
You can block Apps on Android with FlashStart (see the list below of blocked app) and using the Android in the network / wifi where is installed the FlashStart DNS filter or, by adopting the FlashStart ProPlus version, apps can be protected and blocked at any time.
How to block apps?
You can block Apps on mobile devices with FlashStart (check in the list below if the app is listed in our blocked app) and using the iPhone in the network / wifi where is installed the FlashStart DNS filter.
How to block channels on youtube app?
You can block channel YouTube with FlashStart blocking the entire Youtube App.
How to block a specific app on iphone?
You can block Apps on mobile devices with FlashStart (check in the list below if the app is listed in our blocked app) and using the iPhone in the network / wifi where is installed the FlashStart DNS filter or, by adopting the FlashStart ProPlus version, apps can be protected and blocked at any time.
How to block ads in apps?
You can block the App with ADS with FlashStart blocking the entire Category.
Business Benefits for blocking mobile apps
» Improved Productivity: By limiting access to certain non-work-related apps, employees are less likely to be distracted by unproductive activities during work hours, leading to an overall increase in productivity.
» Work Focus: Blocking social media, games, and other apps distractions-likes helps employees concentrate on their work tasks and assignments, enhancing the quality of work produced.
» Data Security: Installing an app-blocking tool like FlashStart can help prevent the risk of sensitive company data loss or theft through unauthorized or unreliable apps.
» Reduced Security Risks: Limiting the installation of third-party apps reduces the risk of malware, viruses, and other cyber threats that could infiltrate company devices through unverified apps.
» Resource Savings: Restricting the use of non-work-related apps can reduce mobile data consumption and the need to charge devices during work hours, contributing to resource savings for the company.
» Positive Company Culture: By fostering a task-focused work environment, the company can build a corporate culture centered around productivity and efficiency.
» Enhanced Communication: Minimizing distractions from non-work-related apps may lead to more availability and responsiveness in internal and external communications.
» Time Management: Blocking non-productive apps can help employees better manage their time during the workday, optimizing activity scheduling and breaks.
» Cost Control: Limiting the use of data-consuming or in-app purchasing apps allows the company to manage costs associated with company devices.
» Regulatory Compliance: In certain industries, ensuring customer data security and privacy is crucial. Blocking specific apps can aid in maintaining compliance with company policies and regulations.
List of apps that are blocked by the ‘App Blocker’ functionality
* List updated to July 23, 2023; if you are an FS customer, you can request the introduction of blocking of a specific app thatwill be considered and possibly included in the road map of future releases.
* FlashStart works directly with IT Partners and has chosen to outsource customer contact to strategic area partners, adding value to the classic Cyber Security offering.