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The independent testing lab AV-Comparatives conducts extensive tests of anti-virus and other security software to provide businesses and consumers with advice on the top security products. In this year’s tests on parental control and web filtering solutions, SafeDNS was ranked in the top three out of all parental control solutions under test.
SafeDNS provides consumers with the ability to carefully control the types of content that can be accessed via their home networks, with the solution also offered to businesses to prevent employees from accessing content not suitable for the office.
One of the main uses of the solution at home and in the workplace is to prevent pornography from being accessed – An area where the solution performs particularly well, blocking 99.8% of adult content in the AV-Comparatives test. No other solution under test performed as well at filtering adult content.
Following tests in previous years, SafeDNS has made improvements to its category filters in other areas, notably the blocking of gambling sites and weapons-related content. The solution blocked 94% of gambling sites – a major improvement on the October 2016 test where the solution only blocked 51% of gambling sites. In the latter category there was an even bigger improvement, with the solution now blocking 79% of websites contacting weapons-related content compared to 18% in 2016.
The AV-Comparatives test not only assesses products for their ability to block content, but also the false positive rate. For the past three years, SafeDNS has scored 0% for false positives during the test. The test involves checking the product against 50 websites that are clearly child friendly, such as lego.com.
The high score for content filtering and the low score on false positives earned SafeDNS an Approved Parental Control Product Award. Other parental control solutions that also collected an award were Kaspersky Safe Kids Premium for Windows and ESET Parental Control for Android.