Bsecure

Company
Bsecure Technologies
Version
1.3.8
Devices supported
Mobile
Operating system
iOS
Price *
free of charge
Language of interface
english
Test date
SIP Bench III, 1st test cycle, Summer 2013

*Prices might change according to the latest company offers

EFFECTIVENESS

The overall effectiveness score is weak on adult content and very weak on other harmful content.
There is no major difference in effectiveness between teenagers and children.
There is no major difference in effectiveness between web and web 2.0.
There is no major difference in effectiveness among the different languages.
Effectiveness score with adult content filtering for users up to 12 year old: 0.8
Effectiveness score with other harmful content filtering for users up to 12 year old: 0.0
Effectiveness score with adult content filtering for users 13 years and older: 1.6
Effectiveness score with other harmful content filtering for users 13 years and older: 0.0
Effectiveness score for users up to 12 year old: 0.4 out of 4 points
Effectiveness score for users 13 years and older: 0.8 out of 4 points


USABILITY

BSecure works as a background filter without additional configuration steps for the user. Therefore the product has not been tested with regard to ist usability.

Usability of the installation process: n/a
Usability of the configuration process: n/a
Usability of the usage of the product: n/a


Overall score for usability: n/a


FUNCTIONALITY

The tool has few functionalities. It is possible to force the use of Safe Search functionality on Google and other search engines.


SECURITY

The low rate results from the possibility for the user to uninstall the tool without a password.
Overall score for security: 0 out of 4 points


DETAILED FUNCTIONALITY

Area of needFunctionalitySpecific issuesAssessment
Management Management of User profiles Create several profiles No
Remote Management Manage on various devices No
Monitoring Remote access to monitoring No
Filtering Customisation Topics Customisation of Filtering Topics No
URLs White List Restrict Browsing to White List No
Default White List No
Modification OR Creation No
URLs Black List Creation of User's own Black List No
Keywords Keywords Default Black List No
Default White List No
Creation of a User's Black List No
Creation of a User's White List No
Time Time Limit Settings Set a specific time frame or web access duration No
Blocking Message Type Ask for unblocking by parents No
Redirect to safe resources No
Usage Restriction Web Block Access Yes
Monitor Access No
Safe search Availability Yes
Social Networks Block Access No
Monitor Usage No
Personal data Provision Block No
Streaming Block Access No
Monitor Access No
P2P Block the application No
Monitor Downloads No
Skype Block chat No
Block video chat No
Monitor No
Prevent new Contact No
Windows Life Messenger Block chat No
Block video chat No
Monitor No
Prevent new Contact No
Email Block email client and/or webmail access No

DETAILED USABILITY FINDINGS


Yes / No
I: installation in 3 steps or lessYes
I: choice of installation for beginners or advanced usersn/a

C: different degrees of strength for the filteringn/a
C: different content criteria for the filteringn/a
C: option to transfer filter configurations between target usersn/a
C: option to transfer filter configurations between devicesn/a
C: overall comprehensible configurationn/a
C: overall conformity with user expectationsn/a
C: overall easy to learnn/a

U: alert message in a child friendly languagen/a
U: option to customise the reaction in case of blockingn/a
U: overall easily operable and comprehensible reportingn/a

DETAILED SECURITY FINDINGS

The Tool prevents the user from by-passing the filter by:Yes / No
Using the IP address instead of the URLNo
Using an alternative browsern/a
Changing time and date settings*n/a
Disabling or uninstalling the software without a password*No
Closing the filtering tool trough the Task Managern/a
Using a proxy instead of a direct connection to the InternetYes
Accessing the web-pages through the Google CacheYes
Reaching a website through translation sitesYes
Renaming a blocked applicationn/a
Using Safe Moden/a
Filtering Content personalised by userNo
Filtering Content evolving through timeNo
Filtering Multimedia contentNo
Filtering outbound contentNo


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Logo: EUEuropean Commission


Partners:
Cybion Online Business Intelligence

Stiftung Digitale Chancen

coordinated by:
Innova - Technology Transfer and Valorisation



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