Surfwatch Offers Expanded Web Filtering

Surfwatch Offers Expanded Web Filtering

Surfwatch Educational Edition version 2.1 has been made available by Surfwatch Software. Surfwatch has also announced that Headbone Zone has joined the award-winning product's Secure Learning Environment, further expanding the "virtual sandbox" or "safe zone" concept pioneered by Surfwatch for K-8 classrooms.

Headbone Zone is a safe place classrooms can go to get online, featuring educational activities, secure e-mail accounts, question and answer columns, monitored chat rooms and prize-winning opportunities. It joins an elite group of five existing Secure Learning partners. Other partners chosen by Surfwatch for the Secure Learning Program include: Children's Television Workshop (creators of Sesame Street), NevaSoft, The Internet Scout Project, the Tech Museum of Innovation and Yahooligans.

Educational Edition version 2.1 includes several new features. A choice of filtering with or without patterns is available, enabling customers to customize which Web sites are filtered. Automatic updates allow the product to be set to automatically receive daily filter updates. The performance of the SurfWatch proxy server add-ons has been improved by approximately three times to ensure the content management software d'es not cause any network delays. SurfWatch Software, Scotts Valley, CA, (408) 395-8750,

This article originally appeared in the 06/01/1999 issue of THE Journal.