Web Monitoring Tools


Commercial Content Filters

Windows Live OneCare Family Safety Beta : Help protect your kids from the online stuff you don't want them to see by filtering the Web sites they visit. Activity reports show you which sites your kids are visiting.

Cost: - $Free during beta period

Info and Download: http://get.live.com/betas/familysafety_betas

Platform: Windows XP/Vista

Type: Host based filter


BlueCoat k-9 Web Protection:  K9 Web Protection is our free Internet filtering and control solution for the home. K9 puts YOU in control of the Internet so you can protect your kids.

Cost: - $Free for home use

 Info and Download:    http://www.k9webprotection.com/license.jsp

Platform: Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows Vista

 Type: Host based filter


NAOMI: Is an advanced internet filtering program, easy to use and totally free, intended for families, and kids in particular.

Cost: - $Free For home use 

Info and Download: http://www.radiance.m6.net/

Platform: Windows XP/Vista

Type: Host based filter

Open Source content filters


POESIA will filter harmful content in several channels (Web, Email, News) combining innovative technologies to achieve more effective filtering than existing products. Filtering will cover a range of modes, including image filtering, natural language text filtering, URL, PICs and JavaScript filtering. The filter will initially be deployed in English, Italian and Spanish. To cover other European languages additional work is required and should be effectively possible because of the open-source model and the portability of the technical solutions.

Info: http://www.poesia-filter.org/

Download: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=79887

Platform: POESIA is designed to be implemented through the LINUX operating system.  

Type: designed to be network based