Surfgarten

Company

Version
1.0.1
Devices supported
Alternative Tool
Operating system
iOS
Price *
free of charge
Language of interface
english, german
Test date
SIP Bench III, 4th test cycle, Summer 2016

*Prices might change according to the latest company offers

USABILITY

Installation of the tool: n/a
Configuration of the tool: The user is guided through an initial configuration and the set-up of a parent account. Setting up a child account is easy and well guided, although context-sensitive explanations are missing for the most part.
Usage of the tool: A context-sensitive alert message, which encourages a dialogue between parent and child, is provided. There is no reporting.

Usability of the installation process: n/a
Usability of the configuration process: 2.8
Usability of the usage of the product: 2.4


Overall score for usability: 2.1 out of 4 points


FUNCTIONALITY

Surfgarten is a browser-based tool. It incorporates iOS possibilities such as app blocking. The creation of several user profiles is possible, as well as the setting of time limits, limiting web browsing via filtering categories and a black and/or a white list.


SECURITY

Be sure to disable access to safari , Apple Store and to the other browsers Uninstalled without pin. See general iOS security.
Overall score for security: 4 out of 4 points


DETAILED FUNCTIONALITY

Area of needFunctionalitySpecific issuesAssessment
Management Management of User profiles Create several profiles Yes
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 Yes
Default White List Yes
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 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 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

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 filteringYes
C: different content criteria for the filteringYes
C: option to transfer filter configurations between target usersYes
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

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*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


Funded by
Logo: EUEuropean Commission


Partners:
Cybion Online Business Intelligence

Stiftung Digitale Chancen

coordinated by:
Innova - Technology Transfer and Valorisation



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