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Devices supported
Operating system
Price *
37.26 €
Language of interface
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: 1.9 out of 4 points
Effectiveness score for users 13 years and older: 1.9 out of 4 points


Installation of the tool: n/a
Configuration of the tool: The tool requires the installation of two security profiles on the device. The user is guided through this installation during the configuration process and can then continue to set-up the tool according to individual needs. Additionally, a detailed configuration is available via web-browser. This can be a little confusing as the configuration within the app looks very different from the web-based configuration.
Usage of the tool: There is an alert message, but it might be difficult to understand for younger children. The alert message offers the option to ask for unblocking. The reporting is a little more detailed than the reporting in other apps. It can be sorted into three categories: 'most important', 'most recent' and 'oldest information'. It offers the option to look at the usage over several time periods and shows information about the websites the child visited or tried to access.

Usability of the installation process: n/a
Usability of the configuration process: 2.9
Usability of the usage of the product: 1.9

Overall score for usability: 2.6 out of 4 points


Several user profiles can be created. Filtering is possible via adding webpages to a black, white or alert list, and via exceptionally elaborate categories, which can either be blocked or allowed and additionally also be monitored. Time limits can be set and apps can either always be blocked or specifically at bedtime. Dialogue between children and parents is supported by the Family Online Safety Contract for the child. It explains why the device is protected and how to be safe on the internet.


Access to harmful content throught Google translate, and web cache sites. Uninstalled without asking credentials or pin.
Overall score for security: 1 out of 4 points


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 Yes
Filtering Customisation Topics Customisation of Filtering Topics No
URLs White List Restrict Browsing to White List No
Default White List No
Modification OR Creation Yes
URLs Black List Creation of User's own Black List Yes
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 Yes
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 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 filteringYes
C: different content criteria for the filteringYes
C: option to transfer filter configurations between target usersNo
C: option to transfer filter configurations between devicesYes
C: overall comprehensible configurationYes
C: overall conformity with user expectationsNo
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 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 browserYes
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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Cybion Online Business Intelligence

Stiftung Digitale Chancen

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Innova - Technology Transfer and Valorisation

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