updated 08:05 am EDT, Wed June 27, 2007
ContentBarrier X4 DP
Intego has released ContentBarrier X4 DP a new addition to its "Dual Protection" product line. The package combines the company's parental control software Content Barrier with Editions Profil's Parental Filter for Windows; hence it is designed to protect Intel-based Macs running both Mac OS X and Windows via Boot Camp, Parallels or VMWare. ContentBarrier allows administrators to set different profiles, corresponding to user age or maturity. This allows parents to choose whether children have access to newsgroups, peer-to-peer software, e-mail, chats and the web. They can set schedules, so children can only use the Internet at certain times, and on specific days. Meanwhile, Parental Filter filters web pages, by URL and by category, as well as content. It likewise offers schedules and time limits, and can limit use to specific programs or block selected programs. It also provides logs and monitoring features, so parents can check up on what their children see on the Internet. The package is priced at $60 and requires Mac OS X 10.2.8 or higher and Windows 98 SE, Me, NT, 2000, XP or Vista 32-bits.