Comparison of content-control software and providers

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This is a list of content-control software and services. The software is designed to control what content may or may not be viewed by a reader, especially when used to restrict material delivered over the Internet via the Web, e-mail, or other means. Restrictions can be applied at various levels: a government can at to apply them nationwide, an ISP can apply them to its clients, an employer to its personnel, a school to its teachers and/or students, a library to its patrons and/or staff, a parent to a child's computer or computer account or an individual to his or her own computer.

Programs and services[edit]

Software Installation Platform Types App Control Browser Restrictions Cost
AhnLab SiteGuard Client Windows Korean internet explorer add-on
Covenant Eyes Client Windows, Mac, iOS, Android Home use
DansGuardian Server Linux Server
FinFisher Client + Server Various Surveillance software marketed to law enforcement agencies
Green Dam Youth Escort Client Windows Desktop
GoGuardian Client Chrome OS Chrome
Instant WebKiosk Kiosk software Linux Desktop
K9 Web Protection
KidRex Web Site Child-safe search engine
M86 SecureBrowsing Client + Browser Plugin
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway Server Windows Server
Mobicip Client IOS, Android, Windows and Linux
NetGenie Network Appliance
Net Nanny Client Windows, Mac OS, Android,[1] and IOS Yes Yes $12.99/yr
Netsentron Server
OnlineFamily.Norton Client Windows, Mac OS, IOS, and Android Yes No Paid editions $49.00
OpenDNS DNS DNS Free and Paid editions
Pumpic Client Android and iOS based Parental control app
SafeSearch Web Site option Web A feature of Google Search
Scieno Sitter Client used by Church of Scientology members under a non-disclosure agreement
ScreenLimit Client Windows, Android, IOS and Kindle Fire Blocks device after time is up Yes Free up to $89 one time
Secure Web SmartFilter EDU Server
Sentry Parental Controls Client
SurfWatch Client Windows, Mac OS
squidGuard Server Linux Server URL redirector Squid plug-in
Trustwave SecureBrowsing Client + Browser Plugin
UserGate Web Filter Server + Cloud Service
WANSecure Firewall Server
Webconverger Kiosk software Linux Desktop
WebMinder Server
WebWatcher Client Windows, Mac OS, IOS, and Android based
X3watch Client Windows, Mac OS, IOS, and Android based Free and Paid editions
Zscaler DNS + Cloud Service All IP-based devices Free and Paid editions
iKeyMonitor Client iOS and Android based Parental control app
Software Installation Platform Types App Control Browser Restrictions Cost


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  1. ^ "10 Android Parental Control Apps". Yoursphere for Parents. 2014-04-30. Retrieved 2016-07-31.