Basic Network Administrating Utility For The Cyber-Café Owner
BrowseControl is an Internet management tool with an easy to use interface that gives you real-time control over multiple computers on a network. The installation is rather simple—you first need to install the package on the machine that will be the main machine. The client installer can be installed over the network or manually by installing the program on every client machine.
Client machines are assigned to groups, and permissions for groups can be set, which will affect all the machines in that group. This way, you can allot all members of a team in one group and give suitable permissions to each group depending on requirements. Most of the features and permissions are (obviously) to do with the access to Internet sites. Access to sites and permissions to downloading certain file formats can be denied. Other than that, external storage devices like CD/DVD drives and USB drives can be disabled by a couple of clicks. Machines can also be forcibly shut down.
An interesting thing with BrowseControl is that there are no traces of the software running, so users on the client machine will find it a bit difficult to bypass the software. The other good thing with BrowseControl is that it allows you to set multiple time schedules for pretty much everything—you can even ensure that certain programs cannot be run during the day, for example.
This software is fairly easy to use and the Windows help file is there for those who still need it. It has a good explanation of all the features along with screenshots making it even easier.
BrowseControl would be perfectly fine for cyber-cafés or smaller educational institutions. It can also be implemented in bigger offices where strict Internet access permissions need to be implemented.
|Features : 3.5|
|Performance : 4|
|Ease of Use : 4|
|Value for Money : 3.5|
|Overall : 3.5|
Requires Windows 2000 / 2003 / XP / Vista
Contact : Codework Solutions Pvt Ltd
Phone : 0484-4055678
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site : www.browsecontrol.com
Price : Rs 1,001; 5-user: Rs 2,761