Intego ContentBarrier X4 –
Internet safety for your kids.
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You don’t let your children read just anything, do you? Well, without ContentBarrier X4, they can see whatever they want on the Internet, unless youre there to watch over their shoulders. With ContentBarrier X4, the Internet is a safer place for your children.
ContentBarrier X4 sets up a protective wall around your computer. Its predefined categories let you choose what you don’t want your children to see, and you can also create your own custom categories.
Intego ContentBarrier X4 blocks adult web sites, sites with subjects not fit for children, and even blocks chats when predatory language is used. It blocks all offensive content coming from the Internet.
ContentBarrier X4 works with multiple users, and interfaces seamlessly with the Mac OS X user accounts on your computer. If you have several children, you can set different criteria corresponding to their age or maturity. You can choose whether they have access to newsgroups, e-mail, or whether they can download files. You can set the program to let them only use the Internet at certain times, and on certain days. You can choose to block or allow specific web sites, allow users only to use selected applications, and block access to specific types of content, such as streaming media or peer-to-peer file transfers. The program can even send you e-mail, automatically, when certain events occur.
ContentBarrier X4 provides an Overview screen which, for each user, displays a summary of their settings and a usage report.
User information: At the top of the screen, you see the user’s name, profile and reporting options. You also see a silhouette for the user, or a photo, if you have set one.
Filter settings: The middle section shows the current settings for each of ContentBarrier X4’s filters. A round, colored icon at the bottom right of each filter icon gives you information on the type of filtering: green means there are no restrictions, orange means there are some restrictions, and red means there is no access. Texts next to each filter icon give you more information about each filter and its settings.
Usage report: The bottom section shows a usage report for the user: their last Internet connection, how many web pages they have visited and how many have been blocked, and the types of content that have been blocked.
Full logs of your users’ Internet activity. Choose from simple or detailed logs, or only see which sites and applications have been blocked. Logs can also be exported.
Choose when your children can access the Internet, and for how long. ContentBarrier X4 lets you set a schedule for each of your users, either individually, or as part of a custom user profile. You can offer users unlimited access, set time limits per day, or only authorize specific periods.
When ContentBarrier X4′s filters block access to web pages, or when a user attempts to view sites that are listed in the Blocked Sites tab, the program displays a warning in their browser, saying that ContentBarrier X4 has blocked the page.
Alerts are also displayed when an application or a protocol is blocked from a user.
The ContentBarrier X4 Assistant helps you choose the appropriate settings for your children.
The Assistant walks you through the configuration process, and explains the types of content that ContentBarrier X4 filters, and how this filtering is done.
ContentBarrier X4 lets you choose from three default profiles, and also lets you create custom profiles to filter the exact types of content you want, according to the age and maturity of your users.
New features of ContentBarrier X4
New assistant simplifies user configuration
Overview screen shows all user settings
Blocks streaming media
Blocks peer-to-peer software
Blocks chats and e-mail
Start and stop time limits from the Intego menu
More protocols filtered for total protection
Instant authorization for blocked sites
Compatible with Intel-based Macs
Updates via NetUpdate X4
User manual in the Help menu
Add user photos for easy recognition and configuration
Optimized for Tiger
Other features of ContentBarrier X4
Simple and easy to use
Works with multiple users
Multiple levels of protection
Preset profiles for easy configuration
Pre-determined filter categories
Block all but selected web sites
Individualized access control
Limit Internet access by day and time
Anti-predator blocks predatory language in chat sessions
Detailed log of each user’s Internet sessions
Automatic e-mail notification of certain events
Automatic search engine redirection
Traffic data recorded for an overview of Internet use
A Macintosh computer running either PowerPC or Intel microprocessors
Mac OS X 10.2.8 or higher (Jaguar, Panther, Tiger and Leopard)
40 MB free hard disk space
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