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Criteria
Net Nanny
CyberPatrol
CyberSentinel
CyberSitter
Norton Parental Controls
McAffee Parental Controls
Architecture
Client
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Server
No
No
No
No
No
No
Stealth Options
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Administration
Local Management
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Web-based Management
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Filter Engine
Dynamic Content Analysis
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Black List
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
List Stored Locally
Yes
Yes
na
Yes
Yes
Yes
List Stored on Server
Yes
No
na
No
No
No
Secure Proxy and HTTPS Filtering
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Filter Setting
Adjustable Filter Settings
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Warning Dialog Page
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
Override Blocked Page
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Monitoring
E-mail Notification of Violation
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Internet Activity
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Social Networking Profiles
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Reporting
Local Reports
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Web-based Reports
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Time Management
Internet Time Restrictions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Time Allowance
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Chat
Prevent Chat
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Monitor/Record Chat
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Cyberbully and Predator Alerts
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
File Transfer
Block Peer-2-Peer
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
User Settings
Multiple Profiles
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Individual User Policy
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Group Policy
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
User Passwords Protection
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Integration
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Updates
Manual Updates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Automatic Updates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Miscellaneous
Block E-mail Access
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
E-mail/Spam Filtering
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Newsgroups
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Scan for Inappropriate Material
Yes*
No
No
Yes
No
No
PC Game Blocking
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Supported Platforms
Windows 2003 Server
No
No
No
No
No
No
Windows 2000 Server
No
No
No
No
No
No
Windows NT Server
No
No
No
No
No
No
Windows XP
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows 2000
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows NT
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Macintosh
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Linux
No
No
No
No
No
No
Technical Support
Online
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Limited (1yr)
Unlimited
Unlimited
E-mail
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Limited (1yr)
No
No
Phone
Unlimited
$16.99 per call
No
Limited (1yr)
$29.95 per incident
$39.00 per incident

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