Wed, 18 Mar 2009 ContentBarrier X5 review
Protect the kids from online threats with this effective parental control program
- Manufacturer: Intego
- Pros: Effective web filtering and chat monitoring controls
- Cons: Expensive, doesn’t protect against viruses and other threats
- Price: £39.95
- Star rating:
Macworld Buying Advice
ContentBarrier worked very effectively during our tests, and blocked all the unsuitable websites we attempted to visit while it was active. Our only real complaint is that it’s a little pricey. For example, the Mac version of Net Nanny (which, incidentally, was co-developed by Net Nanny and Intego) costs £22.50 at www.amazon.co.uk – compared to £39.99 for ContentBarrier.
Thu, 05 Mar 2009Reviewed by: hD
Duration of ownership: 3 years
Strengths: very easy to use, doesn't slow down my brower, filtering is almost perfect and web administration is a great value added in the new X5
Overall Evaluation: I have been using ContentBarrier for several years now, and am extremely pleased with tit. I use it to prevent my kids from surfing inappropriate sites, and my wife has the password. I've found that it is very difficult to get into porn sites, as long as enough "key words" including body parts, and a few words like "amateur" are put into the application. I highly recommend it !!