Blue Coat Systems announced that the National Parenting Center has awarded its 2006 Seal of Approval to Blue Coat Systems’ K9 Web Protection, a free Internet filter that enables parents to block and manage unsolicited Web content such as pornography, violence and hate speech. K9 Web Protection is offered through the Blue Coat Community Outreach Program which provides materials and resources to educate this first generation of Internet parents about the impact of the Internet on children and on parenting strategies.
Designed for parents, K9 Web Protection implements the same enterprise-class Web filtering technology used by Blue Coat’s enterprise and government customers worldwide. K9 Web Protection divides the Internet into more than 55 categories, relying on Blue Coat’s commercial filtering database that maintains and automatically updates more than 15 million Web site ratings. Parents can configure the software to block or allow specific categories such as pornography, spyware, and adult/mature content, and also block access to the web at selected times of day – after bedtime, for example.