The Internet is a wonderful thing, but not all of the content available online is appropriate for every user. This fact can be particularly anxiety-inducing for parents who want to give their kids access to the fun and educational aspects of the Internet but are wary of adult content, online predators, and other dangers. Integard Home is an extremely powerful and customizable program that prevents all kinds of problematic content from being viewed.
We've seen programs like Integard Home before, but none of them have been quite so comprehensive. The program offers six preconfigured profiles--young child, young teenager, late teenager, adult restricted, monitor only, and unrestricted--and users are also free to create custom profiles. The program also has eight levels of filtering, from unfiltered to maximum blocking. Integard separates Web sites into 42 different categories, from adult content and illegal activities to news and entertainment, and users can select whether to block or allow each category. Users can also block and allow specific sites, control the use of chat clients and other programs, and set daily time limits for Internet use. We experimented with several different profiles and settings and we were impressed with how easy the program was to configure and how effectively it worked. All of Integard's configuration and management tools take place within the user's Web browser, and though it will likely take users a while to get acquainted with where everything is located, the program is fairly intuitive in general. The built-in Help file is relatively brief, but it explains the program's use well enough. Overall, we were quite impressed with Integard Home, and we think it's a great choice for keeping kids safe online, preventing adults from viewing undesirable content, and monitoring online activities.
Integard Home installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to all users.Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of Integard Home 22.214.171.12421. The trial version is limited to 30 days trial only.
Integard will protect your children from inappropriate Web sites and alert you to suspicious activity that may be cyber bullying or predators. Comprehensive features and reporting lets you control and supervise your children's use of the internet. It supports multiple users with different levels of filtering, links to Windows accounts, supports custom allowed and blocked lists, screenshots, protects your personal information. Integard can give you a one page snapshot of what your kids have been up to on the internet. Integard knows about Google, YouTube, MySpace, Facebook and many other Web sites and can give you a report of what they do online. Integard allows you to specify what times of the day the internet can be accessed. Each day of the week can be set to a different time so you can allow more time on weekends. You can also monitor and limit by data usage. Integard can give you a one page snapshot report of what your kids have been doing on the internet. Integard knows about Google, YouTube, MySpace, Facebook and can look for signs of depression, cyber bullying and other suspicious activity. Children love to chat online and make new friends. But they don't always know who they are speaking with and can be too quick to trust new contacts. With Integard chat monitoring you can check what was said and Integard will alert you to any suspicious conversations. Integard uses dynamic page analysis and a regularly updated database of known Web sites.
What's new in this version:
Version 126.96.36.19947 includes minor bug fixes.