New Toys = New Concerns

Many of you have given new Internet enabled toys to your children for Christmas.  While that being exciting, it also can be slightly scary.  With a mis-typed URL, a search for something like “boys” or even just a simple click on an ad, you might find your children looking at something not suitable for them.

Unfortunately, there are no easy solutions to helping protect your family from things you don’t wish for them to see.  There are a few tools/services you can utilize that might help bring a little more protection to your family’s Internet surfing.

FREE:

OPEN DNS Family – This service provides filtering for your home on any device.  If it is a mobile device, once you are outside of your home Internet, the protection stops.  This is good for many whose family mostly uses the Internet in the home but not while traveling or visiting others.  Click Here to learn more

Forticlient Lite – Forticlient is an anti-virus protection software with web content filtering (or “Parental Control”).  This is a very good security protection software that we use often in our shop.  This software can be installed on both Windows, MAC, Android and iOS devices.  We have not tested it on the handheld devices but if it works like the windows and MAC versions, you should be pretty satisfied with the results.  Click Here to learn more

 

PAID Software/Services:

OPEN DNS Business – Open DNS Business edition is one of the best tools to protect all your devices from malware, botnets and web content that is not family friendly.  It can be used on Windows, MAC, Android and iOS devices no matter where they are or what Internet service they use.  The price is around $28/user per year so it isn’t a huge amount and if 1 user has 3 devices, it doesn’t increase your cost.  You must purchase a minimum of 5 licenses for this service.  Call us to learn more – 503-980-1026

 

SUMMARY:

Keeping your family safe on the Internet is becoming more and more difficult.  Hopefully you will find the value in investing your time or money into any of these options.  Please feel free to call us for a free consultation relating to family safety on the Internet.

Learn more about our products and services by visiting our website http://www.mcsmetro.com

Daniel Multop

IT/IS Specialist & Owner of Multiple Computer Solutions, Inc

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