Also known as "censorware," these filtering products, which include Net Nanny, CyberPatrol, Cyber Sitter and N2H2
, range in cost from $25.99 to $80 and are heavily marketed to parents, educational administrators, and libraries.
According to the UEN, the filter currently used is called N2H2
Secure Computing Corporation has acquired N2H2
, Inc., an Internet content filtering company.
Fortres Grand, N2H2
, Norton, Power On Software, SurfControl, Symantec and other vendors continually enhance their products and technologies to handle new threats.
-- Virtual Reviewer -- This opt-in feature allows customers to automatically forward sites added to local block and allow lists to N2H2
each night for review and categorization, keeping customized block and allow lists compact and efficient.
Network security company Secure Computing Corp has announced its intention to acquire N2H2
Inc, an Internet filtering company.
Security software vendor Secure Computing Corp is expanding its content filtering expertise with the acquisition of N2H2
Inc, a content-filtering specialist, in an all-stock deal valued at 19.9m.
Symantec, Websense, Tumbleweed/Valicert and Trend Micro appear to be holding the strongest position in these sectors, alongside niche specialists like Elron Software, N2H2
and Secure Computing featuring in a long list of competitors.
Control, manage and understand Internet use with N2H2
's content-filtering solutions.
"Novell decided to offer N2H2
support with Novell BorderManager because of increasing customer requests for N2H2
's high-quality filtering," said Dave Stevenson, Novell vice president of Secure Identity Management solutions.
On July 25, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit in the Boston federal district court against N2H2
(http://www.n2h2.com) on behalf of Benjamin Edelman.