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Mac Parental Control Software | Intego ContentBarrier X9

Mac parental control. A tool for keeping kids safe while online.

You wouldn’t let your children ride bikes on a freeway would you?

The Internet moves fast—maybe a little too fast for your children. While the Web puts a world of information at kids’ fingertips, it also puts them just one click away from inappropriate websites and dangerous people. Intego ContentBarrier is our parental controls solution that allows you to create the proper boundaries for any child from toddler to teen.

Parental Controls to keep your children on kid friendly sites

Gambling sites and especially pornography are no place for children. Intego ContentBarrier can block out entire categories of websites, so your children aren’t exposed to objectionable content. You can also set up a specific list of approved websites, so your kids can access them without accidentally running into a filter.

User profiles and custom parental controls for each child

No two kids are alike. Each of your children has a different maturity level and deserves a different type of Internet access. Intego ContentBarrier features present user profiles or customizable parental control settings for each family member. That way, your teenager can get online to do research for homework while your youngest can print a coloring sheet or watch her favorite cartoon.

Set time limits on Internet use

Sometimes your children need the computer to do their homework, but other times you need to shut off access. Intego ContentBarrier lets parents control and restrict the time of day your children can access the Internet, so they don’t try to sneak on late at night. Settings can be easily reconfigured, so you can adjust our parental controls accordingly.

Anti-Predator chat monitoring

Intego ContentBarrier includes Anti-Predator chat monitoring technology for all standard chat protocols. Our parental control software watches for objectionable chat content and blocks inappropriate chats, and if desired, you can opt to receive email alerts whenever objectionable content is detected.

App Features

  1. Blocks objectionable web content, including categories of content, specific web sites, sites with specific keywords, and access to sites requiring https
  2. Whitelist functionality allows users to access only sites you permit
  3. Access restrictions tailored by user (e.g., one account for yourself and a more restricted account for your child)
  4. History of websites visited for each user account and the ability to easily block/allow a site from the history list
  5. Time of day restrictions on network access (restrict access to specific times of day/week, a maximum amount of time per day, or temporarily block a user for a set period of time or until you unblock them manually)
  6. Anti-Predator chat monitoring for all standard chat protocols to watch for objectionable chat content and block inappropriate chats (receive email alerts whenever objectionable content is detected)
  7. View history of recorded chats, including the content of the chat and the ID of the chat partner
  8. Takes screenshots and includes a Time Machine-like control that lets you easily view recorded screens
  9. Records keystrokes
  10. Restricts application network access only to applications you allow
  11. Blocks inappropriate emails
  12. Blocks connections to game servers or streaming music and video
  13. Blocks peer-to-peer activity (e.g., BitTorrent)
  14. Contains a “monitor only” mode that records a user’s activity but does not provide any protections/perform any blocking
  15. Periodically updates filters to provide ongoing protection against objectionable content
  16. Email activity reports (e.g., websites that were blocked, blocked chats via AntiPredator or keyword triggering, attempts to access encrypted sites)

System Requirements

Compatible with macOS Ventura!

Operating System Supported

Compatible with macOS 10.13 - macOS 14

Minimum Hardware Requirements

  • Any officially-supported Mac OS X or macOS compatible computer
  • 1.5 GB of available hard disk space
  • Internet connection required for NetUpdate security updates


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