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Symantec to demo Internet security tool for families

Symantec's Internet security monitoring tool looks to provide more options for parental control.

Symantec's Internet security monitoring tool looks to provide more options for parental control.

An excerpt from InternetNews:

"We've become a big company. In doing so, when we do things, we do things in scale, and some times that takes a lot of process," said Gerry Egan, director of product management for Symantec Research labs.

The objective of the new group is to try out the new ideas and make sure they've got something marketable before handing it over to a business unit for the full go to market business decision.

The group has done two previous products, one currently out called Symantec Database Security, and a Web-browsing product that lets you look at the content of a site before actually visiting to determine if there might be any dangerous content. This product is planned for the next release of Internet Security Suite later this year.

This third product, known as the Symantec Family Safety Initiative, took nine months from concept to fruition. Under normal Symantec development cycles, it would have taken twice as long, said Egan.

The tool provides varying degrees of control for parents to monitor kids' online activities, which include chat rooms and social networking.

3 comments
PeterPac
PeterPac

I just read a post and while I cannot mention the software program's name and company I see a patent infringement lawsuit coming. I can say this Symantec called this program spyware and now they are developing the same thing. Only reasons I am posting this is I know of this software and it works.

abelbarrantes1
abelbarrantes1

In a Recently Forum , had determinet that the strategy of the market , HAVE NECCESARY , to make radical change , to adapted to the Processes of Globatation , and for the " Friaje " Process , it others words , the market don't will be determinated by the provaider , it are ( NOW ) determinate for the reality descripted before . Big Programs , that needed a Big Sftware , Don't will Be the reality of the market , the reality of the market , is the personalizated Service , in the case of the Internet , Big Sofware Like the Vista Window , Is Imposible , to give a Big market , that they are Waiting , because , the mayory of the Enterprices in the Word , are madium or Little Enterprices , and his really Needded , are a lot of distancy of the Window Vista . They needed Software " Personalizate " for his type of enterprices , and in the mayory of the case they are of little or medium scale . In some parts of Word , for example in my country ( Peru ), that typy of enterprices ( Mypes and Pymes ), are in rural zones , it indicated , that the Type of Internet that they really needed , must be specially , for his geografy ( They needed Specially type of Internet ) , and for default , is the same for the software . Another Reality to this , ARE OUTSIDE THE REALITY , THAT ARE BECAMING THE WORD.

JCitizen
JCitizen

that is custom made for the rural customer, and also affordable to everyone! And also not as full of security problems so you don't need Symantec in the first place. Maybe Vexira but not Norton, anyway.

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