Intego Releases A Utility To Block Offensive Material

Intego has announced ContentBarrier, a new title of Internet filtering software for Macintosh. ContentBarrier 1.0 helps parents protect their children by monitoring Internet usage to avoid contact with dangerous sites, chat rooms, email, newsgroups, and downloads. According to Intego:

The program also contains key features to help businesses optimize their employeesi productivity by limiting their Internet access.

ContentBarrier allows parents to select or customize specific categories of potential danger; log Internet usage; control access days and times; and receive email alerts when certain activity occurs. ContentBarrier works with multiple users, so if there are several children in a household, different criteria can be set according to their age. ContentBarrier has a high-performance content filter engine for sophisticated filtering. Its pre-defined categories let you choose what you donit want your children to see. Inappropriate web sites are blocked, shielding your children from things they are too young for.

ContentBarrier also supports the new version of Integois NetUpdate, the automatic software update engine. Users can program updates for specific days and times, and NetUpdate will check the Intego server to find out if updates are available for all of Integois Barrier products installed on your computer.

If your employees spend their working time surfing sexually explicit sites, this not only reduces productivity, but it may even expose you to liability for sexual harassment. Sending private e-mail over your mail server can also expose you to liability, and even prosecution, since your business is responsible for what circulates on its network.

ContentBarrier Business Features

  • Helps increase productivity
  • Optimizes bandwidth
  • Protects your company from liability

ContentBarrier is available for US$39.95. It is compatible with Mac OS 9.1, and a Mac OS X version will be available in the first quarter of 2001. You can find more information about it at Integois Web site.