Kinderserver

Company
AG Kinderserver
Version
1.1
Devices supported
Alternative Tool
Operating system
Mac OS X
Windows 7
Price *
free of charge
Language of interface
german
Test date
SIP Bench III, 2nd test cycle, Winter 13/14

*Prices might change according to the latest company offers

USABILITY

Installation of the tool: The installation process behaves similar to most other software installers but has a few inconsistencies that might not be grave.
Configuration of the tool: Context sensitive explanations are always provided but overall the filter function based on whitelist only or age categories provided by content provider is difficult to understand and should be explained in detail. The software generally meets users' expectations.
Usage of the tool: The tool provides an adequate option to react when internet web site has been blocked and the message is worded with respect to children's capability of understanding.

Usability of the installation process: 2.6
Usability of the configuration process: 2.4
Usability of the usage of the product: 2.5


Overall score for usability: 2.2 out of 4 points


FUNCTIONALITY

The filter based on different whitelists and age recommendations by content provider. The parent can add additional items to the whitelist.


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 Yes
Default White List Yes
Modification OR Creation Yes
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 No
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 lessNo
I: choice of installation for beginners or advanced usersNo

C: different degrees of strength for the filteringNo
C: different content criteria for the filteringNo
C: option to transfer filter configurations between target usersn/a
C: option to transfer filter configurations between devicesNo
C: overall comprehensible configurationYes
C: overall conformity with user expectationsYes
C: overall easy to learnYes

U: alert message in a child friendly languageYes
U: option to customise the reaction in case of blockingNo
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 URLn/a
Using an alternative browsern/a
Changing time and date settings*n/a
Disabling or uninstalling the software without a password*n/a
Closing the filtering tool trough the Task Managern/a
Using a proxy instead of a direct connection to the Internetn/a
Accessing the web-pages through the Google Cachen/a
Reaching a website through translation sitesn/a
Renaming a blocked applicationn/a
Using Safe Moden/a
Filtering Content personalised by usern/a
Filtering Content evolving through timen/a
Filtering Multimedia contentn/a
Filtering outbound contentn/a


Funded by
Logo: EUEuropean Commission


Partners:
Cybion Online Business Intelligence

Stiftung Digitale Chancen

coordinated by:
Innova - Technology Transfer and Valorisation



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