to Launch End-User Web Filtering Subscription Services Powered by
SurfControl's Content Filtering Technology
Internet Solution provider has selected SurfControl's content filtering
technology to launch a new Web Filtering Subscription Service for
VALLEY, Calif., (February 10, 2004) - SurfControl (London:SRF),
the world's number one Web and e-mail filtering company, today announced
its Content Portal Authority (CPA) solution has been licensed to
PowerNetix Limited, a global leader in Internet solutions and infrastructure,
enabling PowerNet to launch a new Web filtering subscription service
specifically targeted at the growing global residential and SOHO
the SurfControl CPA for its easy integration with their existing
technology and began offering Web filtering subscription services
to residential and SOHO end-users at the beginning of January 2004.
The services provide PowerNet's global residential and SOHO end-users
access to the largest database of categorized URLs within the industry,
enabling users to have management and control over individual Internet
control and Web filtering is now on every Internet user's agenda.
The launch of the new service is designed to provide our customers
with market leading content filtering capabilities," said Samuel
Kam, CEO of PowerNet. "SurfControl is the world's number one
for filtering technology and we wanted to ensure our customers benefit
from this expertise and service. The technology was easy to integrate
and has allowed us to create a powerful, flexible range of services
that will enable residential gateway users to protect their families
online and SOHO users to meet their business objectives, while providing
us with an added value service in an increasingly competitive market."
CPA works by integrating a small piece of code within residential/SOHO
appliances which contact the CPA Servers, hosted by PowerNet, to
categorize each website request, the results of which can then be
cached locally on the residential /SOHO appliance for future reference.
The advantage of storing the list of regularly accessed URLs locally
is so that the minimal memory capacity of residential/SOHO appliances
can be optimised. As the pattern of websites visited is unique to
each end-user, the SurfControl CPA works by reducing the need to
continually send queries to the server for the same URL requests.
CPA URL categorization engine, running on clustered servers hosted
by PowerNet, will be capable of performing around 50,000 categorizations
per second. The focus is on simplicity, with none of the usual needs
for the end-user to download the URL database and receive daily
updates - as with PC based filtering software - since the URL database
is updated centrally by PowerNet.
SurfControl CEO said, "The agreement with PowerNet reflects
the growing demand for Web filtering services in the residential
and SOHO gateway marketplace. The key to the SurfControl CPA is
its ease of use - integrating into the very low memory footprint
requirements of the residential and SOHO hardware market, rather
than forcing unrealistic requirements to increase available memory
on manufacturers, and therefore cost."
service launch is a key indicator of the success and ease of integration
of the SurfControl CPA. With increasing demand for powerful Web
filtering services, PowerNet is now leading the way in providing
a precision filtering solution."
content database is the most comprehensive database available in
today's market and provides complete coverage of the most widely
accessed sites on the Web. It provides access to the largest, most
accurate and relevant database of URLs, classified by risk category
(eg sexually explicit, racist, hacker etc.) and contains in excess
of 6 million Web sites, representing more than one billion pages
in 65 languages, with 35,000 new sites added per week.