Tuesday, March 27, 2012

VAS/Security Deployments [135]: VimpelCom [Russia] Deployed Symantec's Web Filtering

VimpelCom and Symantec Corporation recently announced ".. the offering of new Child Safety service, an integrated network-based online security service, which combines internet filtering, internet surfing reports, and network-use time control .. this service is already available via VimpelCom’s network in Russia under the Beeline brand (total of 4.6M broadband subscribers, see chart below)".

Vimplecom, Russia  - Q4, 2011
".. The Child Safety service blocks the malicious and inappropriate online content from the users that are configured to not receive such content. This service enables parents to define and execute policy-based controls for children of various age groups, such as under 7, 7-12 and over 13 years of age. The solution also automatically categorizes new frequently visited web sites and adds those to the existing category database. Access to search engines and encyclopedias can be left open to all age groups, however, search results can be filtered-out for restricted and inappropriate content"
"The solution uses a website categorization database, provided by RuleSpace (since October 2010 a subsidiary of Symantec), a recognized global leader in parental control services; URL filtering, safe search, context advertising, and content audit

See "Symantec and VimpelCom Enable Safe Access to the Internet for Children" - here.

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