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F-Secure Mobile Security

F-Secure Corporation
Devices supported
Operating system
Windows Mobile
Price *
free of charge
Language of interface
chinese, czech, danish, dutch, english, french, german, hungarian, indonesian, italian, japanese, korean, malaysian, norwegian, polish, portuguese, russian, spanish, suomi, swedish, tagolag, thai, turkish
Test date
SIP Bench III, 4th test cycle, Summer 2016

*Prices might change according to the latest company offers


Effectiveness score for users up to 12 year old: 2.2 out of 4 points
Effectiveness score for users 13 years and older: 2.2 out of 4 points


Installation of the tool: n/a
Configuration of the tool: The configuration is limited to an app-based process with no additional web-based access. It is mostly comprehensible, but context-sensitive information is missing in regard to the content criteria. Nonetheless, the process is easy to learn. The tool uses a step by step configuration and offers a few options to influence or individualise the configuration process. The configuration is consistent and generally meets users' expectations.
Usage of the tool: The alert messages for blocked apps and content is adequate and supports the dialogue between parents and children. The product does not provide a reporting function.

Usability of the installation process: n/a
Usability of the configuration process: 2.8
Usability of the usage of the product: 2.1

Overall score for usability: 2.5 out of 4 points


The Parental Control tool is part of an all-in-one security suite. The tool has only basic functions: Apps, as well as web content, can be blocked. Web content is filtered via categories. Safe Search is automatically activated and new apps are blocked until approved, even if they had been installed.


Access to harmful content throught web cache sites and Google Translate. Does not filters pages inside an iframe.
Overall score for security: 1 out of 4 points


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 Yes
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 Yes
Blocking Message Type Ask for unblocking by parents Yes
Redirect to safe resources Yes
Usage Restriction Web Block Access Yes
Monitor Access No
Safe search Availability Yes
Social Networks Block Access Yes
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 Yes
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 Yes


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 filteringYes
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


The Tool prevents the user from by-passing the filter by:Yes / No
Using the IP address instead of the URLYes
Using an alternative browserNo
Changing time and date settings*Yes
Disabling or uninstalling the software without a password*Yes
Closing the filtering tool trough the Task ManagerYes
Using a proxy instead of a direct connection to the InternetYes
Accessing the web-pages through the Google CacheNo
Reaching a website through translation sitesNo
Renaming a blocked applicationYes
Using Safe ModeYes
Filtering Content personalised by usern/a
Filtering Content evolving through timen/a
Filtering Multimedia contentn/a
Filtering outbound contentn/a

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