Authentium First To Integrate Parental Controls With Windows User Accounts

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Advance in parental controls vastly improves ease of use for multiple users; no need to remember multiple passwords; supports fast-user switching for easy, on-the-fly setting of web content filtering and Internet access controls.

Authentium announced today that its flagship ESP integrated security suite parental control modules are now fully-integrated with Microsoft Windows user accounts, enabling easy, fast-user switching between multiple user settings, and vastly reducing the complexity of parental control administration.

Integration with Windows user accounts is an industry first that is expected to bolster Authentium’s dominance of the integrated security software suite sector, as it will enable far easier deployment and configuration of content filtering by families, schools, and other administrators.        

“Authentium is currently the only vendor offering customizable, multi-user parental controls, and the only product that takes advantage of Microsoft user accounts by enabling fast-user switching between parental control settings”, said Scott Rickard, Authentium’s SVP for ESP Sales. “The immediate benefit of this development is easier deployment by ISPs and network administrators, and far greater flexibility for families and schools.”

Authentium’s Parental Controls are currently being deployed by Comcast, America’s largest broadband ISP. In addition to multi-user parental controls, Authentium offers flexibility with respect to customized security services and branding, and application and vendor choices. Several other network operators are preparing to deploy the ESP Internet Access Control modules, according to Mr. Rickard.

ISP-supplied Internet access controls or “parental controls” as they are commonly known, such as the Comcast Security Suite, powered by Authentium, are used by up to 30% of families with online accounts. Store-bought filtering software accounts for several million more users in North America alone.

Authentium’s Internet access controls utilize a number of dynamically updated databases of URLs (web sites), plus additional data analysis and web content classification tools. In addition to web content analysis, Authentium includes “Internet time limits”, desktop security, and email alerts for parents and teachers as part of its standard package.

“Now that Authentium ESP is fully-integrated with Windows user accounts, deploying content filtering and Internet access controls is going to be easier that ever before, and far more effective,” said John Sharp, Authentium’s Chairman and CEO. “As a parent, I know kids are capable of making smart choices, but I also want to be able to provide some guidance and supervision without crowding them while they’re surfing the web. Our ESP suite of services allows families to put a secure set of rules in place for multiple children, then step back and allow kids to enjoy what the Internet has to offer, without constant supervision. I think parents are going to find this product incredibly useful.”    

Authentium Internet access control modules form a core part of Authentium’s Command ISSX and Authentium ESP product lines. For more information, please visit http://www.authentium.com.

About Authentium

Based in West Palm Beach, Florida, Authentium develops core antivirus, system defense, and data interception and analysis technologies, and is one of the fastest-growing privately-held companies in the security software industry. Authentium provides services to more than 2,200 enterprise, government agency, and education customers worldwide, and more than eight million ISP subscribers, including Comcast and Cox Communications, two of the three leading high speed data providers in the United States. More information on Authentium is available at http://www.authentium.com.

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