Weatec Approved Third Party Internet Filtering Systems

These filters have been tested by the Weatec Technical Research Committee (WTRC). The current version of these filters are approved. The WTRC is constantly testing and re-testing filters. As new versions become available and as new filters become available, filters may be added or taken off this list. WTRC has prepared help documentation for each approved filter; see the installation instructions listed under each filter. Also see the Weatec Not Approved Filter List. If you have any questions about these filters contact your local WMRC member for more details.

Installation instructions are also available for the Ever Accountable accountability app. See Ever Accountable Instructions


OS Type: Network wide
Number of Users: 20+
Usage Type: Business
Management Type: Central Management

ElectWood Internet Filter

Approved For Network-wide Filtering

ElectWood Internet Filter provides content filtering by and for the plain community. ElectWood is a gateway type filter that provides dynamic content filtering on a page by page basis.

OS Type: Network wide
Number of Users: 5-20, 20+
Ease of Setup: Advanced
Usage Type: Home , Business
Management Type: Central Management

Cisco Umbrella

Approved For Network-wide Filtering

Cisco Umbrella in a DNS level filter that is great as security defense as well as a web filter.

OS Type: Network wide
Number of Users: 20+
Ease of Setup: Advanced
Usage Type: Business
Management Type: Central Management

Smoothwall Secure Web Gateway

Approved For Network-wide Filtering

Smoothwall Secure Web Gateway is a hardware solution for medium to large businesses. The Smoothwall device is installed in a network environment between the ISP modem and your internal network and will filter any device connected to the network.

OS Type: Android
Number of Users: 1-5 , 5-20
Ease of Setup: Simple
Usage Type: Home
Management Type: Central Management

ESET Parental Control

Approved For Android

ESET Parental Control is a parental control software package available for Android. It is installed and managed on the device, or through the cloud. The content filtering must be configured for each device. ESET Parental Control exhibited very good filtering abilities in Weatec testing.

OS Type: Network wide
Number of Users: 20+
Ease of Setup: Advanced
Usage Type: Business
Management Type: Central Management

Sonicwall Network Security Firewall

Approved for Network-wide Filtering

 

Sonicwall network security firewall is a hardware solution for medium to large businesses. The Sonicwall device is installed in a network environment between the ISP modem and your internal network and will filter any device connected to the network.

OS Type: Windows
Number of Users: 1-5 , 5-20
Ease of Setup: Simple
Usage Type: Home , Business
Management Type: Per Device

ESET Internet Security

Approved For Windows

ESET Internet Security is an antivirus and parental control software package available by itself or as part of home and small business packages for Windows, Mac, and Android devices. It is installed and managed on the device, not through the cloud. The content filtering must be configured not only for each device, but also for each user account on the device. In order to eliminate a loophole that allows new user accounts to circumvent content filtering, users should be given standard (not administrator) user accounts on Windows machines. In spite of those limitations, ESET Internet Security exhibited outstanding filtering abilities in Weatec testing.

OS Type: Windows
Number of Users: 1-5 , 5-20
Ease of Setup: Simple
Usage Type: Home , Business
Management Type: Central Management

ESET Endpoint Security

Approved For Windows

ESET Endpoint Security is business focused software package available for Windows, offering antivirus and web filtering, among other features. One reason to choose ESET Endpoint Security rather than ESET Smart Security is the ability to manage a fleet of devices from the ESET Remote Administrator console, rather than needing to log into each device. Endpoint Security offers fine-grained web filtering categories and produced excellent results when tested by the Weatec Technical Research Committee.

OS Type: Windows, Network wide
Number of Users: 1-5 , 5-20, 20+
Ease of Setup: Simple
Usage Type: Home , Business
Management Type: Central Management

eMyPeople SafeSentryPro & SafeGuardPro

Approved for Network-wide Filtering & Windows PCs

 

SafeSentyPro, a web-filtering solution offered by Emypeople, can be used either through a proxy connection or on a hardware appliance. SafeGuardPro is a proxy only content filter. Both versions tested well at blocking content. Having an Anabaptist-run company behind the solution is also a plus. On the proxy server versions, the internet connection is dependent upon the proxy server, you will lose your connection to the internet if Emypeople’s proxy server goes offline.

OS Type: Network wide
Number of Users: 20+
Ease of Setup: Advanced
Usage Type: Business
Management Type: Central Management

Barracuda Web Security Gateway

Approved for Network-wide filtering

Barracuda Web Security Gateway is a hardware solution for medium to large businesses. The Barracuda device is installed in a network environment between the ISP modem and your internal network and will filter any device connected to the network.

OS Type: Android, Windows, Mac OS
Number of Users: 1-5 , 5-20
Ease of Setup: Simple
Usage Type: Home , Business
Management Type: Central Management

Qustodio Professional

Approved for Windows PCs, Mac, and Android

Qustodio Pro is an Internet filter and business control software for your Android, Windows, and Mac Device.

Qustodio Pro is a service providing content filtering for Android, Windows, and Mac devices. Users may choose a plan for $9.95 per month and get protection for 5 devices. You may also upgrade to coverage for more devices (10 devices at $19.95 per month) Unlike many content filters for mobile devices, Qustodio does not use its own browser, but filters content on other browsers and inserts a block page. Qustodio is listed as working with most browsers, however, during testing we found that Qustodio did not work with Firefox. Please be aware that for Qustodio to function as intended, users must be using the preinstalled stock browser or Chrome.

OS Type: Android, Windows, Mac OS
Number of Users: 1-5 , 5-20
Ease of Setup: Simple
Usage Type: Home
Management Type: Central Management

Qustodio Family Premium

Approved for Windows PCs, Mac, and Android

Qustodio Family Premium is an Internet filter and family control software for Windows, Android, and Mac devices.

Qustodio Family Premium is the version of Qustodio intended for home use. Users may choose a plan for $54.95 per yr and get protection for 5 devices. You may also upgrade to coverage for more devices (10 devices at $96.95 per yr) Unlike many content filters for mobile devices, Qustodio does not use its own browser, but filters content on other browsers and inserts a block page. Qustodio is listed as working with most browsers. Qustodio works with Android and Windows.

OS Type: Network wide
Number of Users: 5-20, 20+
Ease of Setup: Simple
Usage Type: Home , Business
Management Type: Central Management

Security Appliance

Approved for Network-wide Filtering

Security Appliance provides content filtering by and for the plain community. Security Appliance is a gateway type filter that provides dynamic content filtering on a page by page basis. Security Appliance can also mask junk content from otherwise acceptable pages. A data connector has been developed for use on the Security Appliance that eliminates the need to install Ever Accountable on every device in the user’s network. All existing Security Appliance users need to fill out an enrollment form just like any other user.

OS Type: Windows, Mac OS
Number of Users: 20+
Ease of Setup: Advanced
Usage Type: Business
Management Type: Central Management

Solar Winds Web Filter

Approved for Windows PCs

Solar Winds is a cloud-based security administration platform offering pay-as-you-go services including web filtering, antivirus, email protection, and more. It will appeal to small business owners in particular. As of June 2015, the price for web protection is $18 / device per year with a 10 seat minimum. Find more information at www.solarwindsmsp.com or click Read More.

OS Type: Network wide
Number of Users: 5-20, 20+
Ease of Setup: Advanced
Usage Type: Business
Management Type: Central Management

Untangle Web Filter

Approved for Network-wide Filtering

Untangle NG Firewall is a hardware solution for small to medium businesses. The Untangle Device is installed in a network enviroment between the ISP modem and your internal network and will filter any device connected to the network. It is a subscription-based service, and offers the following solutions as listed by Untangle:

OS Type: Network wide
Number of Users: 5-20, 20+
Ease of Setup: Advanced
Usage Type: Home
Management Type: Central Management

Untangle Home Web Filter

Approved for Home Network-wide Filtering

Untangle NG Firewall Home is a hardware solution designed for home networks. The Untangle Device is installed in a network enviroment between the ISP modem and your internal network and will filter any device connected to the network. It is a subscription-based service, and offers the following solutions as listed by Untangle:

OS Type: Network wide
Number of Users: 20+
Ease of Setup: Advanced
Usage Type: Business
Management Type: Central Management

Sophos Secure Web Appliance

Approved for Network-wide Filtering

Sophos Secure Web Appliance is a hardware solution for medium to large businesses.The Sophos device is installed in a network environment between the ISP modem and your internal network and will filter any device connected to the network.

OS Type: Windows, Mac OS
Number of Users: 1-5 , 5-20, 20+
Ease of Setup: Simple
Usage Type: Home , Business
Management Type: Central Management

Avast CloudCare

Approved for Windows PCs

Avast CloudCare is a cloud-based security administration platform offering pay-as-you-go services including web filtering, antivirus, email security, and more. It will appeal to small business owners in particular. As of April 2015, the yearly price for the security and content-filtering parts of Avast CloudCare is $49 / device. Find more information at avast.com/en-us/cloudcare or by clicking Read More.