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SALT LAKE CITY — FEBRUARY 16, 2014 — ContentWatch, makers of Net Nanny, today announced that Benesse Corporation is using Net Nanny for Android to help protect up to a million of Android tablets from inappropriate Internet content for its customers. Net Nanny for Android is a PC Mag Editor’s Choice* winner and couples Internet filtering with app management for Android devices.
Founded originally in 1955 in Japan, Benesse Corporation focused on correspondence education and publishing. Based in Okayama-City, it is the parent company of Berlitz Language Schools, which in turn is the parent company of ELS Language Centers.
In 2012, the company developed a project to offer up to 1 million Android tablets to K-12 schoolchildren as part of a high tech correspondence-based education program. The goal was to offer Android tablets for online and interactive classes that included safe Internet access for research and homework.
Benesse was tasked to ensure a safe Web browsing experience for customers’ children. Mr. Munetaka Shimada, Dept. of Digital Business Strategy, Education Division, was responsible for selecting a safe and reliable Internet content filtering solution for Android.
Shimada looked at two primary software solutions: Net Nanny for Android and a local competitor. Key to the selection process was the reliability of the web browsing solution, overall price, and a good working relationship with the technology provider. In addition, it was important to provide pre-defined browsing profiles for children, based on their age.
Net Nanny for Android was chosen due to its unique ability to filter Web content in real-time using its dynamic contextual analysis engine to monitor website content each time a website is loaded. The other solution relies on a static list of URLs for filtering webpages. With user-generated content growing each day on the Web, it became vital the solution could manage filtering websites instantaneously.
Mr. Shimada agreed that the competitive pricing proposal offered for this significant project was vital and commented that Net Nanny and its exclusive business partner, AOS Japan, were very responsive and good to work with during the proposal, testing, pilot, and deployment phases. The two companies worked with Benesse to customize the software to meet their specific needs.
By early 2014, Benesse tablets had been distributed to over 400,000 school children in Japan. The number of tablets for this project is planned to reach up to 1 million units over the next two years. Net Nanny for Android has fulfilled on the promise to provide safe Internet browsing.
ContentWatch, makers of Net Nanny, provides Internet security solutions for consumers and businesses. The Company leads the industry with Internet management tools that employ patent-pending contextual analysis to provide a safer, more productive web browsing experience. ContentWatch sells its solutions in over 135 countries and has won more awards than any other competitor. Visit www.netnanny.com or www.contentwatch.com.
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