Re: Blocking Software (Server side)

David Payer ( (no email) )
Thu, 13 Aug 1998 23:25:55 -0500

Subject: Re: Blocking Software (Server side)

>We are using Xstop's hardware/software combination. They call it the R3
>( It's a great solution if you're planning on being serious
>about filtering. It also provides no way to get around it so children and
>computer savvy teenagers can't turn it off. There's also no settings to
>change on the client side.

I have looked into this but the $2500 server seemed to be an impediment and
the $250/month for up to 100 users and then $800/month for up to 500 users
was a bit steep for me.

All the programs: (xstop, websense, n2h2, etc) involve a server on your
site. Websense doesn't require the purchase of a box, just an NT server
program that is the proxy on your network. It gets the downloads from the
websense link up the network.

All have costs of $1.5-$2.00 per person per month. XStop is primarily
oriented to porn, by their ad, Websense allows individuals to setup the
priority for several family members via a web interface, n2h2 seems pretty
much stock in what you get.

I don't know which is the best filtering method but I know it is a product I
want to offer.

David Payer
OMNI Internet