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Site Categories (Figure 9) lets you choose which categories of web sites to block. There are 81 content categories you can choose from. Bsecure has four pre-defined age groups (Child 0-8, Youth 9-12, Adolescent 13-18, and Adult 18+) and each is pre-populated with blocked categories appropriate for the selected age group. There’s also a custom category should you choose not to use one of the pre-defined groups.

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Figure 9: Partial category list for Parental Control

Other options include Custom Allow Lists and Custom Block Lists, for allowing/blocking specific sites, setting a blocked site Password Override, and Safety Lock. Safety Lock will block Internet access and force a computer reboot if the client tries to visit a specified number of blocked sites. Parental control also includes Schedules. A parent (or administrator) can elect to block access to the Internet either for the entire network or for specific computers by creating a schedule.

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Figure 10: Schedule of blocked Internet access for Craig’s_Toshiba

Figure 10, above, shows not only a custom schedule for the selected computer, but also shows that the thin client is installed and that AV/spyware, pop up blockers, spam control and identity protection are active.

Parental Reporting (Figure 11) gives you the option to review detailed logs of web activity, receive either email or SMS notifications of attempts to visit blocked sites, and a calendar view of activity.

Parental Reporting
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Figure 11: Parental Reporting on my test Securespot network

Clicking on a specific colored day on the calendar yields a detailed Access Report for that day, as seen in Figure 12. The report lists the profile that blocked the attempt, the URL, the category, the number of access attempts, and the age group.

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Figure 12: Securespot network Access Report

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