You dont have to try hard to guess the function of Net Nanny, from Canadian secure software designers, Trove.
Pornography, paedophilia, racial hatred and other distasteful and downright dangerous information is readily available, if you know where to look. Even information on where to look is widely published. Parents and companies worldwide are waking up to the fact that a potential major problem exists in protecting their offspring and workers from the effects of this distasteful material.
Net Nanny approaches the problem head-on with a product driven by keywords which simply bars access when pre-programmed words or phrases are entered at the keyboard. The system can refuse access or even close down an application when it detects barred words.
Net Nanny finds uses beyond preventing the children from surfing the Net when their parents are out ... the same technology can be used to provide a high degree of machine security, preventing a user, for instance, from formatting disks or editing system files.
Net Nanny is invisible in use, residing in hidden directories. Both Windows and DOS versions are available.
Leaf Distribution's Ken Bowker said Net Nanny has been an amazing success in North America, where the worries about Internet nastiness are more developed than over here, but as Internet usage increases in the U.K. this product provides an economical, simple but very effective solution to the problem.
He went on to say that Leaf's twelve-year old tester, Adrian Easton, was working hard checking out the capabilities of the product.
Net Nanny is available to end-users at £49.99 per copy from sole U.K. distributor, Leaf Distribution Limited. The product is also aimed at OEMs and VARs.