Do you want a third party knowing and tracking where your employees have been on the Internet? What if they are doing research for a new product? What if your company is considering a merger with another company and you need background information? If your employees use Google's, Yahoo's, Microsoft's or most other search engines, chances are they are being tracked and the data linked with your IP address and cookies. If the thought of the search engine vendor, the Internet service provider and maybe the government knowing where all your employees have been on the Internet gives you pause, consider this.
Ixquick offers a search feature that claims to be the world's most private search engine. Ixquick has received support and praise from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a leading privacy watchdog group, for its privacy practice. Ixquick does not record a user's IP address or make a record of their searches. An independent auditing firm verifies that no records are kept. In addition, Ixquick supports HTTPS, which encrypts a user's data, providing additional privacy.
The advantage of using Ixquick is that it gives a user anonymous and private search capabilities. Companies need to consider using a search engine that protects their privacy as part of an effective security program.