ContentBarrier is a parental control program for Mac OS X. It is designed to filter and block certain Internet content according to the settings you choose. ContentBarrier blocks adult web sites, sites with subjects not fit for children, and blocks chats when predatory language is used. It also blocks certain protocols, or types of Internet communication, that you may not want your children to use, such as peer-to-peer and other file sharing protocols, online games, streaming audio and video, FTP, SSH and more.
ContentBarrier 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 limitations 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. And you can view logs and manage some of ContentBarrier's settings over the Internet, using any web browser.
ContentBarrier sets up a protective wall around your computer. Its pre-defined filters let you choose what you don't want your children to see, and you can create your own custom filters as well. Inappropriate web sites are blocked, shielding your children from content they are too young for. Additional filters block content by program type, such as chats, newsgroups and more.
ContentBarrier keeps a complete log of all web sites visited, whether blocked or not, and records which applications have been blocked, if you choose to block certain programs. You can also record screenshots and keyboard activity, giving you a full record of your children's activities on the Internet. ContentBarrier makes the Internet a safer place for your children.
For information on installing and serializing ContentBarrier, see the Intego Getting Started Manual.
ContentBarrier uses Intego NetUpdate, which is installed with the program, to provide updates to the program's filters, as well as to the program itself. For information on using NetUpdate, see the Intego Getting Started Manual.
To get information about your copy of ContentBarrier, choose ContentBarrier > About ContentBarrier. It gives information about ContentBarrier, such as the version number, your support number (a number you will need for technical support), and a clickable link to send e-mail to Intego's support department.
Technical support is available for registered purchasers of Intego products with valid subscriptions from the Intego Support page.
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