Belkin addresses internet safety

With the safety of child internet users attracting increasing concerns and publicity, Belkin has introduced parental control and web filtering features into its 54g Wi-Fi product range.

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By  Zoe Moleshead Published  July 23, 2003

With the safety of child internet users attracting increasing concerns and publicity, Belkin has introduced parental control and web filtering features into its 54g Wi-Fi product range.

According to the vendor, the software based features are easy to set up and use, and enable parents to create filters that block offensive, inappropriate or unwanted web pages from a database of over four million sites. The software allows users to track the use of chat rooms and other so-called ‘unsafe’ internet sites.

To speed the filtering process for users, Belkin’s products feature category listings for unsuitable content. For example, parents could choose the heading ‘weapons’ and the software will automatically block all web sites listed in the database that come under this category.

Evaluations and changes are also made to the database list to ensure that it remains up-to-date, while users can also access real time reporting capabilities and usage lists.
To override the filters, users simply need to enter a password.

The web filtering software is available in Belkin’s 54g Wireless Router, but can also be purchased separately.

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