Care4teen

Company

Version

Devices supported
Alternative Tool
Operating system
Windows 7
Price *
free of charge
Language of interface
english, russian
Test date
SIP Bench III, 3rd test cycle, Summer 2014

*Prices might change according to the latest company offers

USABILITY

Installation of the tool: The installation process is well comprehensible and proceeds quickly. The program provides information about the installation time but the process cannot be cancelled or interrupted while processing. The overall installation process is consistence.
Configuration of the tool: The general handling of the tool is flexible and easy to handle. The tool offers only few options for configuration. The program has no possibilities to set up different degrees of strengths, content criteria and user profiles. An adjustment of the software according different filter tasks is not possible. Context sensitive information are missing at some points.
Usage of the tool: The provided reporting function is generally comprehensible but some terms could be misunderstood. There is no context sensitive alert message. The dialogue between child and parent is no supported.

Usability of the installation process: 3.0
Usability of the configuration process: 2.5
Usability of the usage of the product: 1.9


Overall score for usability: 2.5 out of 4 points


FUNCTIONALITY

Care4teen is a very basic security tool that is supported by common web browsers. The tool can be managed on various devices and offers a remote access to monitoring. The software offers a default white list and a block option for web content.


DETAILED FUNCTIONALITY

Area of needFunctionalitySpecific issuesAssessment
Management Management of User profiles Create several profiles No
Remote Management Manage on various devices Yes
Monitoring Remote access to monitoring Yes
Filtering Customisation Topics Customisation of Filtering Topics No
URLs White List Restrict Browsing to White List No
Default White List Yes
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 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 reportingYes

DETAILED SECURITY FINDINGS

The Tool prevents the user from by-passing the filter by:Yes / No
Using the IP address instead of the URLYes
Using an alternative browserYes
Changing time and date settings*No
Disabling or uninstalling the software without a password*Yes
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 ModeNo
Filtering Content personalised by userNo
Filtering Content evolving through timeNo
Filtering Multimedia contentNo
Filtering outbound contentNo


Funded by
Logo: EUEuropean Commission


Partners:
Cybion Online Business Intelligence

Stiftung Digitale Chancen

coordinated by:
Innova - Technology Transfer and Valorisation



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