HT Parental Controls 8.0.7
Our latest release of HT Parental Controls offers an unparalleled level
of site and system restriction that is friendly enough for everyone to use.
Recent studies have found over 70% of parents, as well as organizations, monitor and restrict Internet and computer access. What used to be viewed as an infringement of personal freedom has quickly become a necessity.
With features ranging from time controls and user level permissions, to scheduled screen captures and remote reporting, HT Parental Controls is a complete solution for your monitoring and security needs. Our advanced content matching algorithms provide a secure means to filter unwanted sites, without having to specify each address individually. Blocking websites, applications, and chat programs has never been easier thanks to our friendly filter definition interface.
Unlike many solutions, we do not stop at simply restricting access. In addition to security implements, HT Parental Controls also has a full array of monitoring tools. Remote reporting by scheduled emails and log export functionality allow you to view and use that information outside of our system as well. If you are in need of a solution to secure and monitor your computer, you are in need of HT Parental Controls.
Parental Controls Features
Application Monitoring and BlockingWhether you want to prevent access to applications for security reasons, or for parental purposes, you can do so easily with HT Parental Controls. Choose programs to block from our preset list of popular applications, or add a custom application located on your computer. In addition to blocking access to applications, we provide the option to track program usage, so you can see when applications are being opened and closed. It's extremely easy to control access to the programs installed on your computer with our software!
Website Monitoring and Blocking
HT Parental Controls monitors website traffic and allows you to block
access to sites based on their address as well as their content. Use of our
predefined site categories makes web filtering easy for everyone. Our
cutting edge algorithms efficiently detect flagged keywords with low
overhead. This means you can rest assured the content you want blocked is
well out of reach without slowing down your computer.
In addition to blocking sites, HT Parental Controls logs all web traffic. This feature works independent of the Internet browser being used, and provides time visited, site address, and the site name. Having a history of viewed sites allows you to ensure your filters are working properly, and can be useful when auditing surfing trends and practices.
Sometimes you may incur the need to monitor what is being typed in certain
applications. This may prove especially useful when monitoring conversations
through approved chat programs. Our keystroke logging routines work quietly
in the background, without being detected.
Unlike other key logging software that simply dumps all of the data into a messy file, HT Parental Controls provides a clean interface to view your keystroke logs. Each session is tracked separately, allowing you to view a history of application usage by time and only view the data typed while using that specific program. Reviewing keyboard activity has never been easier!
Instant Messenger Blocking
With all of the new messaging applications being released, sometimes it is hard to keep up! This is why we provide a list of messenger and chat applications that is easy to detect and block as needed. Whether you want to limit access to only one specific approved chat program, or if you want to block them all, you can do so effortlessly with HT Parental Controls.
When capturing keyboard traffic just is not enough, never fear, screenshots
will make everything clear! We understand that a picture can sometimes be
worth a thousand keystrokes. This is why we offer the ability to capture
screenshots at customizable intervals.
In addition to specifying the intervals at which to take screen grabs, HT Parental Controls also lets you choose image quality for your screenshot. This unique feature enables you to control the physical size of your screenshots in order to save disk space. Our easy to use interface allows you to view your history of screenshots quickly thumbnail view or at full screen size.
Social Network Blocking
You may find the need to block access to specific social networking sites, such as Facebook or MySpace. These types of websites have proven to be time-wasters at work. They can also serve as an open door to predators at home. Whether you are blocking access to social networking site for the purpose of work efficiency, or as a means of security for your loved ones, you can rely on HT Parental Controls!
Our time control feature provides a great amount of flexibility over when
you choose to enable blocking for sites, applications, and various machine
access permissions. Maybe you only want to your children on the computer
before bedtime. Maybe you want to lock users out after normal business
hours. Whatever the case may be, you can do it with time controls.
You can specify which hours of the day, for each day of the week, you would like to allow computer usage. With advanced options that allow you to prevent user access to changing the system time, you can rest assured configured access is only allowed when you say so! Additional features that allow you to set a limit on the maximum number of hours to allow access are available as well. This is great to guarantee that your children still save time for homework.
Individual User Settings
The need to have different access restrictions for different users is a problem that often presents itself. With ability to define different permissions on a per-user basis, you will have nothing to worry about. We provide the ability to enable activity logging, website filtering, application filtering, time controls, and windows security permissions on a user basis. In additional each user account can have its own website filter definitions, enabling you to tailor access restriction on an individual basis.
System administrators worldwide applaud our remote reporting capabilities.
With this unique feature, you can configure schedules for reports to be
emailed. This provides a convenient way to centralize historical reports,
prevent the need to scour multiple computers to compile logs.
System administrators are not the only benefactors of this tool, parents find it useful also! Whether you are going out of town for a few days, or simply want to monitor usage while you are at work, remote reporting will allow you to do so while not physically at your computer.
There is nothing worse than spending the time and energy configuring your security, only to have it thwarted by a savvy user. We understand this at Hidetools, which is why we paid extra attention to adding custom tamper resistant security. With built-in password protection, stealth modes, and user access permissions, HT Parental Controls can be fortified from unwanted tampering. Further provisions to block control panel, registry editor, system time editing, and other system tools add an extra layer of protection to ensure users cannot change security configurations.
Oftentimes when you are monitoring users, you do not want them to be aware that this is the case. By running in stealth mode, HT Parental Controls can run smoothly in the background without being detected. This is not only great to hide the fact that you are monitoring usage, but also serves as a great means of security. Since users cannot detect they are being monitored, they also cannot begin to attempt to circumvent your security measures.
Some companies which produce monitoring software sell private customer information, including recorded logs. We don't do that. It is company policy that our customer databases remain confidential and private. Hidetools does not have any access to information stored in our software. This information is not stored on our servers. No personal information is being transmitted to Hidetools. Your information is safe with us.
Easy to Install and Use
HT Parental Controls is so easy for parents to install and manage. We design HT Parental Controls in a way that less computer experienced parents will find it easy to understand. HT Parental Controls installs automatically in less than 1 minute, and has an easy, intuitive interface. In addition, we provide complete instruction manual that explains every feature clearly. And don't forget our TOLL-FREE TECHNICAL SUPPORT if you need help.
We have compiled everything you need to secure and monitor your systems in one convenient, reasonably-priced suite!