Internet filtering

Internet filtering

Blocking content coming into and going out to the Internet. Accomplished by firewall software residing in a stand-alone device, router or user's machine, or in a filtering program in each user's machine, content can be blocked by website or Internet service. For example, users might be allowed access to the Web but not to file transfers (FTP).

Websites and Internet Services
websites and Internet services can be blocked for specific users or for all users. Blocked websites are identified by their Web address (URL), by words in their address or by domain (.com, .edu, etc.).

Identified by their TCP/IP port number; for example, Web traffic is port #80, Internet services can be blocked as a complete group such as the entire Web, all e-mail and all file transfers.

In the home, parents can restrict their children's access with special browsers and filtering programs (see parental control software).
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Company Strengthens Its Market Position with the Addition of an Internet Filtering Appliance
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8e6 Technologies is a security company dedicated to Internet filtering and reporting.
Dotsafe, the world's fastest growing supplier of Internet filtering to the K-12 education market, announced today that the company has achieved a critical mass of users with it's offer of free Internet filtering to schools.
ContentWatch is a newer and emerging leader in Internet filtering and parental controls that has been strongly acknowledged as the technology leader in competitive product reviews.
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SAN DIEGO -- At the National Education Computing Conference, 8e6 Technologies, a security company dedicated to Internet filtering and reporting, is sharing its back-to-school best practices with K-12 administrators, educators and IT managers responsible for ensuring the safety and security of students using the Internet.
Bernard's product iPrism, an award-winning Internet filtering appliance, which achieved billings of $4.
8e6 Technologies, a security company dedicated to Internet filtering and reporting, today announced its new partner program, 8e6 PartnerFocus, to formalize and expand the company's rapidly growing channel services.

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