California Educational Data Processing Association
The DataBus - Vol. 37, No. 6
Filter: Service provides tools for controlling web access
Dan Shahbazi, Internet Products, Inc.
Internet Products announced that it will offer free InterGate Web filtering services from November 15 through December 31. During this trial subscription period, InterGate users will receive free nightly updates of Web sites that have been rated in any of 22 different subject categories.
InterGate Web filtering provides a centralized, network-based way for schools to limit access to Web sites that are deemed inappropriate. The service works in conjunction with InterGate's enhanced proxy mechanisms and Web-based management interface. These tools enable administrators to assign varying degrees of Web access to previously defined user profile groups from a single management screen.
Web filtering service block lists are rated using efficient robot mechanisms along with the accuracy of human site raters.
Beginning January 1, 1998 subscriptions to the InterGate Web filtering service will be available as follows:
|Number of Users||Annual Subscription|
Sites running multiple InterGate Internet servers for their districts can provide Web filtering services to their district wide enterprise for an additional $400. Multiple server enterprise pricing is available for the 1,000, 2,500 and Unlimited user categories. Additionally, Internet Products will offer a limited time pricing structure, whereby a two year subscription will include a third year free.
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