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Mobicip Safe Browser

Mobicip LLC
May 31, 2016
Devices supported
Operating system
Price *
free of charge
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: 2.0 out of 4 points
Effectiveness score for users 13 years and older: 2.0 out of 4 points


Installation of the tool: n/a
Configuration of the tool: The configuration is generally comprehensible, but information about the interaction between the app- and the web-based configuration is not highlighted well. There are no options to individualise or influence the process, which also contains some inconsistencies and does not meet the users' expectations. Additionally, the tool can be configured via a second app: Mobicip Monitor.
Usage of the tool: The basic version offers no reporting function. The alert message is not very comprehensible for children, but allows requesting access to blocked content.

Usability of the installation process: n/a
Usability of the configuration process: 3.1
Usability of the usage of the product: 1.6

Overall score for usability: 2.5 out of 4 points


The customisation interface is accessible online (remote control). The tool allows parents to customise the management of different profiles. It is possible to choose among three different default age-based profiles: ‘Elementary’, ‘Middle’, and ‘High School’. Many features are only available in the premium version, such as the possibilities to create URL based black and white lists and to choose filtering categories. It is possible to block apps. The tool offers a special Youtube filter that blocks content as well as the preview of the blocked content, thus providing a very safe environment for children to experience the platform.


Overall score for security: 4 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 No
Filtering Customisation Topics Customisation of Filtering Topics No
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 No
Blocking Message Type Ask for unblocking by parents Yes
Redirect to safe resources No
Usage Restriction Web Block Access Yes
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


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 filteringNo
C: option to transfer filter configurations between target usersNo
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


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 CacheYes
Reaching a website through translation sitesYes
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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