October 8, 2008
CyberPatrol Introduces Free Consumer Self-Help Web Site Lookup Service
CyberPatrol LLC today announced the introduction of CyberPatrol SiteCAT Web Site Lookup. The new service, available at www.cyberpatrol.com/lookup.asp, enables any Internet user to immediately lookup and identify the type of web site a child, employee or other user is visiting.
In addition to the ability to identify a site's category, and whether it is "blocked" or "allowed", users of SiteCAT Web Site Lookup are now able to comment on a particular site. This interactive feature gives SiteCAT the capability to continually "learn" in real time. Users are key participants in the continuous improvement of CyberPatrol's ability to protect people online.The service is powered by CyberPatrol's SiteCAT technology. SiteCAT continuously crawls the Internet and scans both new and existing domains. By continuously scanning the Internet, new domains are detected, classified and immediately added to a database that is used to power CyberPatrol's products, including Parental Controls 7.7, SiteSURV and SiteSURVplus.
"Current users of CyberPatrol software make close to one million lookups per day. In September alone the SiteCAT engine responded to over 33 million lookups from users of our Parental Controls software. We expect the number of lookups to increase dramatically with CyberPatrol's new online consumer self-help lookup service," said Jason Short, Ph.D., vice president of Research at CyberPatrol. "Consumers will be able to test how well CyberPatrol performs at scanning, identifying and categorizing sites, and to decide if this form of online protection is appropriate for their family." For additional statistics from the month of September visit the CyberPatrol Research Center at: http://www.cyberpatrol.com/research/stats.asp
CyberPatrol's proprietary database contains information on 22 million domains that represent over 200 million web pages. This data is segregated into 43 different categories. The entire Internet is crawled every 45-60 days.
"Every day the challenges of safely enjoying the Internet become greater," said John Sancin, president and COO of CyberPatrol. "CyberPatrol's new website lookup service gives web users the power to find out which sites are safe and which might be objectionable or dangerous in terms of exposing them and their families to exploits such as phishing, unknowingly downloading malware and the like. Families and businesses now have free access to a powerful service that can help protect and enhance their online experience.
"The new lookup service also gives ordinary consumers a say in how various sites are categorized. If they agree or disagree with either the category or whether a site should be "blocked" or "allowed" by CyberPatrol's Parental Controls 7.7 product, they now have a way to provide that feedback."
About CyberPatrol, LLC
CyberPatrol is a leading provider of Web and content filtering software and services. Originally launched in 1995, CyberPatrol Parental Controls software is specifically developed as an easy to use way to help protect families and businesses from undesirable or threatening online activity. Under the direction of a seasoned executive management team, CyberPatrol acquired Emerald Technology, Inc. in June 2008, enabling them to offer business-grade filtering solutions.
CyberPatrol is recommended regularly as the product of choice for online safety by many parent and computer magazines. Its award-winning software is based on its proprietary SiteCAT Internet Categorization Engine which delivers automatic updates to end users every hour providing immediate access to the most current list of both good and bad sites. CyberPatrol Website Lookup Service proactively protects people online and is a part of the three pillars of online safety--effective technology, education and public policy.
CyberPatrol products are relied upon and trusted by parents, schools, libraries and businesses around the world to monitor and manage their users' Internet access, while providing them with the freedom and safety to explore. For additional information: www.cyberpatrol.com.