Friday, June 7, 2013

[The Register]: All Major UK ISPs to Implement Network-based Parental Control

More than a year after the leading UK ISPs "Committed for Opt-In Parental Control" (here), it seems that the ISPs are actually going there, with network-based filtering service. 

Could be one of the reasons to the recent excitement among DPI vendors ("$6M Parental Control Win for Allot in EMEA (with Partner)" - here and "Procera Adds High Performance Web Content Categorization & Filtering" - here).

Kelly Fiveash (pictured) reports to The Register that all major UK ISPs - BSkyB, Virgin Media and BT will follow the pioneer TalkTalk (here) and offer network based parental control/web filtering service.

"BSkyB confirmed that it had concluded that computer-based parental controls were no longer enough to protect kids who use web-based services on a variety of devices. It will shortly begin filtering content using DNS lookup .. And DNS lookup appears to be the preferred method: it's to be adopted by Virgin Media and BT, too".
See "All major UK ISPs prepping network-level porn 'n' violence filters" - here.

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