INTEGO ANNOUNCES CONTENTBARRIER 1.0 FOR THE MAC
Blocks All Offensive Material from the Internet
San Francisco, CA, January 9, 2001 — Intego, a leading provider of
Macintosh Internet security utilities, today announced ContentBarrier
thorough and efficient Internet filtering software for Macintosh.
ContentBarrier 1.0 helps parents protect their children by monitoring
Internet usage to avoid contact with dangerous web sites, chat rooms,
email, newsgroups, and downloads.
ContentBarrier allows parents to select or customize specific categories of
potential danger; log Internet usage; control access days and times; and
receive email alerts when certain activity occurs. Priced at $39,
ContentBarrier works with multiple users, so if there are several children
in a household, different criteria can be set according to their age.
ContentBarrier has a high-performance content filter engine for
sophisticated filtering. Its pre-defined categories let you choose what you
don’t want your children to see. Inappropriate web sites are blocked,
shielding your children from things they are too young for.
ContentBarrier also supports the new version of Intego’s NetUpdate, the
automatic software update engine. Users can program updates for specific
days and times, and NetUpdate will check the Intego server to find out if
updates are available for all of Intego’s Barrier products installed on
Intego’s programs have received many awards in the U.S., Europe, and Asia,
such as awards from Macworld, MacHome, MacNN, MacAddict. In France,
UniversMacWorld recently gave NetBarrier their 2000 trophy for the best
“When children surf the Internet, they can see whatever they want, unless a
parent is there to watch over their shoulders,” said Laurent Marteau, CEO,
Intego. “ContentBarrier sets up a protective wall around your computer
making the Internet a safer place for children.”
* Blocks and filters all offensive material from the Internet
* Multiple users-if you have several children, you can adjust the settings
for their age and maturity
* Multiple levels of protection
* Pre-determined categories for safe and easy content filtering (sexually
explicit sites, violence, hate/racism, online chat, etc.)
* Limits Internet access by day and time
* Allows you to inspect your child’s computer and make a full inventory of
all pictures, movies, music files or web pages
* Anti-predator function to block predatory language in chat sessions
* Trusted site selection-you can set the program to block all sites except
those you select
* Keeps a detailed log of each user’s Internet sessions.
* Records traffic data for an overview of Internet use
* Automatic updates with Intego’s NetUpdate function
* Password protection to prevent unauthorized users from changing program
* Automatic e-mail notification of certain events
ContentBarrier is also used by companies to restrict inappropriate employee
web site usage.
Many employees do their shopping on the Internet, play network games, send
and receive personal e-mail or download MP3 files while at work, reducing
productivity and using valuable network bandwidth. ContentBarrier can solve
this problem by blocking access to many different types of sites, and
contains specific categories of web sites designed for business use.
If your employees spend their working time surfing sexually explicit sites,
this not only reduces productivity, but it may even expose you to liability
for sexual harassment. Sending private e-mail over your mail server can
also expose you to liability, and even prosecution, since your business is
responsible for what circulates on its network.
ContentBarrier Business Features
* Helps increase productivity
* Optimizes bandwidth
* Protects your company from liability
System requirements are a MacOS compatible computer with a PowerPC
processor, OpenTransport, Mac OS 8.1 or higher, and 32 MB RAM. It is also
compatible with Mac OS 9.1. A Mac OS X version will be available Q1 2001.
Also available in French and Japanese versions.
ContentBarrier is available immediately for $39.95 from retailers including
buy.com, CompUSA, MacZone, Outpost.com, Computertown, Club Mac,
MacWarehouse, MacMall, ComputerWare, Computer Store Northwest, J&R,
Microcenter, CDW, DevDepot, and from 200 Apple Specialists (see list
on the Intego web site) and online at http://www.intego.com.
For more information, contact Intego, 6301 Collins Ave, Miami, FL 33141
tel: (305) 868-7920 fax: (305) 868-7938 Web site: http://www.intego.com
Intego, the i-security software company, publishes security software for
the Macintosh. Its products are currently sold in 65 countries. With three
essential products, Intego focuses on all aspects of the computer security
market: antivirus protection, intrusion prevention and content control.
In less than two years, NetBarrier has become the world leader in personal
firewalls for the Macintosh. VirusBarrier, Intego’s acclaimed antivirus
solution, has been a resounding success since its launch in July 2000. And
ContentBarrier, Intego’s new parental control program, will be available in
Intego was founded in May 1999 by a collection of highly-motivated
engineers and high-profile marketing, finance and sales managers to
leverage their extensive knowledge of network security and the Mac
environment to corporate, individual and educational users worldwide.
Intego has grown 500% in the year 2000, and 2001 will help maintain this
exceptional growth through the release of other new, innovative computer
security products. The privately-held company has its headquarters in
Miami, Florida and in Paris, France.
Intego. We protect your world.