Kidzui

Company
KidZui, Inc
Version
download at 08/14/2014
Devices supported
Alternative Tool
Operating system
Windows 7
Windows Vista
Windows XP
Price *
free of charge
Language of interface
english
Test date
SIP Bench III, 3rd test cycle, Summer 2014

*Prices might change according to the latest company offers

USABILITY

Installation of the tool: KidZui is delivered as an tool which is installed nearly automatically. Therefore the installation process was not tested with regard to usability.
Configuration of the tool: The software works with default settings and is very basic. There is no complicated configuration process. There are only a few adjustments that must be set by the user. The general handling is clear and comprehensible.
Usage of the tool: The software is very poor and works with only some basic methods, only predefined white list and no customizable black/white lists. How it works isn’t explained.

Usability of the installation process: n/a
Usability of the configuration process: 2.6
Usability of the usage of the product: 1.4


Overall score for usability: 2.1 out of 4 points


FUNCTIONALITY

KidZui is web browser easy for children. The offered websites, online games and videos are all approved by KidZui. The software only allows to browse on predefined whitlist and there is no possibility to edit the list. The configuration process and the general handling is very easy.


DETAILED FUNCTIONALITY

Area of needFunctionalitySpecific issuesAssessment
Management Management of User profiles Create several profiles Yes
Remote Management Manage on various devices Yes
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 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 No
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 filteringNo
C: different content criteria for the filteringNo
C: option to transfer filter configurations between target usersNo
C: option to transfer filter configurations between devicesYes
C: overall comprehensible configurationNo
C: overall conformity with user expectationsYes
C: overall easy to learnYes

U: alert message in a child friendly languageNo
U: option to customise the reaction in case of blockingNo
U: overall easily operable and comprehensible reportingNo

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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