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Netintelligence Online Child Safety

iomart Cloud Services Ltd 2016

Devices supported
Operating system
Windows 7
Windows Vista
Windows XP
Price *
22.37 €
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: 2.2 out of 4 points
Effectiveness score for users 13 years and older: 2.1 out of 4 points


Installation of the tool: The installation.exe needs a long time to download and there is no further information to that extend. Overall, the installation is old-fashioned and even requires a restart of the computer.
Configuration of the tool: The configuration is completely web-based. Default settings are easily identified and can be adjusted.
Usage of the tool: There is no alert message. The reporting function offers colourful graphs that make understanding the data easier. However, there are also long lists of information that can be distracting.

Usability of the installation process: 1.9
Usability of the configuration process: 3.1
Usability of the usage of the product: 2.3

Overall score for usability: 2.6 out of 4 points


The tool is rather old-fashioned, but works well. The tool makes use of Windows user profiles. There are some functions that make it better and easier to use than similar tools; settings, for example, can be transferred between users and devices. Content can be blocked individually or via categories by adding webpages to a black or a white list. Time frames for internet usage can be set for each profile.


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 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 No
Redirect to safe resources No
Usage Restriction Web Block Access Yes
Monitor Access Yes
Safe search Availability No
Social Networks Block Access Yes
Monitor Usage No
Personal data Provision Block No
Streaming Block Access No
Monitor Access No
P2P Block the application Yes
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 lessNo
I: choice of installation for beginners or advanced usersYes

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 devicesYes
C: overall comprehensible configurationYes
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 blockingYes
U: overall easily operable and comprehensible reportingNo


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*No
Closing the filtering tool trough the Task ManagerNo
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

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Innova - Technology Transfer and Valorisation

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