ContentWatch Announces Net Nanny 6.0
Archived Press Release from 11/24/2008
--Net Nanny 6.0 to Include PC Game Blocking, IM Monitoring, and Social Network Profile Reporting among over 50 new features and improvements--
SALT LAKE CITY - November 24, 2008 - ContentWatch, the leading provider of Internet filtering and parental control software, announced the release of Net Nanny 6.0. This comes on the heels of adding a Mac filtering solution to its product line. With the release of Net Nanny 6.0 comes a variety of new features that further enhance the product's usability and expands the peace of mind that users have come to expect from this award-winning parental control solution.
"Our customers have come to know Net Nanny as the go-to solution for unmatched Internet monitoring and parental controls," said Jack Sunderlage, president and CEO of ContentWatch. "Net Nanny 6.0 extends our unmatched protection with new media features such as blocking of PC games and social network profile reporting, which are not available in any other solution." Along with the award-winning, best-in-class functionality found in previous versions, Net Nanny 6.0 will include features not available in other parental control solutions. Some of the more notable features include:
- PC Games Blocking - Net Nanny 6.0 is the first parental control software solution to restrict PC games using the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) rating system, and the first to block desktop PC games based on categories including violence, sex, alcohol, drugs, and more.
- IM Alert & Analysis - Net Nanny's improved Message Monitor feature examines the content of instant messages (IM) and alerts parents via e-mail to potentially dangerous and risky online behaviors including: child grooming, sexual predators, cyber bullying, passing out private information, use of web cams, and more.
- Social Network Profile Reporting - Parents can easily access and view their children's social networking activities on commonly used sites like Facebook. Reporting provides details about social networking profiles, including friends' lists, pictures, and personal descriptions.
- Secure Website Filtering/Blocking - Net Nanny 6.0 now filters the content of secure Web sites and aggressively prevents attempts to get around filtering by blocking secure proxy and encrypted Web sites. Using secure proxy Web sites is the number one method used by tech-savvy teens to circumvent desktop filters.
"Net Nanny 6.0 was developed with parents and their concerns in mind," continued Sunderlage. "We are the first to add PC games blocking because parents are becoming increasingly concerned with the influence video games are having on their kids."
Other features of Net Nanny 6.0 include instant profile refresh, silent filter definition updates, customizable white list of URLs, an updated user interface, new e-mail notifications, and updated help and documentation.
Net Nanny 6.0 is compatible with the Windows Vista and Windows XP operating systems and available today for $39.99 at www.netnanny.com and at your local software retailer. For more information about Net Nanny, visit www.netnanny.com.
Based in Salt Lake City, ContentWatch delivers family-safe computing solutions for the home, library, education, government, and small/medium business markets. ContentWatch's mission is to be the world leader in thought and technology by creating Internet management tools and services that provide homes and businesses with a safer, more productive Internet experience through its patent-pending contextual analysis engine. ContentWatch Internet Management solutions are used in over 155 different countries. For more information on ContentWatch products, visit www.contentwatch.com.