June 18, 1999 -- SAN JOSE, CA -- The Utah Education Network (UEN), which oversees all Internet Access for the state of Utah's 500,000 K - 12th grade students, is nearly 100% accurate in its judicious oversight of students' access to sites on the Internet, according to a recent report by the CensorWare Project. The UEN has standardized on Secure Computing SmartFilter, the leading Internet filtering and systems bandwidth management tool. Using SmartFilter, the UEN is able to deny student access to sites that are deemed inappropriate, based on where they appear in one of the 27 SmartFilter Control List Categories - which include pornography, hate speech, gambling and criminal skills. The report details findings of its exhaustive and thorough review of student Internet use during a two-week period in October of 1998. During that period of time, there were over 54 million web access attempts and of those, according to the report, less than 300 were denied access because the site contacted had been mis-categorized. This represents a stunning accuracy rate of 99.9994 percent.
"The comprehensiveness of the research of The CensorWare Project and its subsequent findings validate just how valuable a tool SmartFilter can be for schools, businesses and any organization that is looking to implement an Internet Use Management Policy," said Gus Maldonado, product marketing manager at Secure Computing. "We always strive to make SmartFilter the most accurate solution available, and to that end we have already re-categorized or eliminated site inaccuracies that were presented in the report. Because we update our lists on a weekly basis, our customers know that the information they are receiving is the most current and timely available."
The SmartFilter Control List is the industry's leading solution, allowing organizations in all verticals including finance, healthcare, and education, to control Internet user access to the largest number of Web, news and ftp pages - more than five million - based on 27 different categories, as well as other parameters such as time-of-day and user profile. Updated weekly, the SmartFilter Control List targets categories that may have an impact on productivity or inappropriateness. SmartFilter offers the broadest platform support available among the URL filtering solutions and the Control List is available in localized versions for the Japanese and Germanic speaking markets.
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