Macintosh security software publisher Intego on Tuesday introduced ContentBarrier X4 DP. The software protects Macs running Mac OS X and Windows together. It costs $59.95.
ContentBarrier X4 is Intego’s parental control software, and the DP stands for Dual Protection. Intego has parterned with Editions Profil’s Parental Filter, a Windows application that provides similar capabilities to ContentBarrier.
The software lets Intel Mac users who have installed Boot Camp, VMware Fusion or Parallels Desktop for Mac to have the same level of protection when running Windows as they do when operating Mac OS X.
ContentBarrier X4 supports multiple users. Parents can set different profiles corresponding to kids’ ages or maturity. They can identify if kids can access newsgroups, peer-to-peer software, e-mail, chat software and Web sites. You can also set schedules, block predatory language in chat rooms, and the software can notify you immediately by e-mail when certain events occur.
Parental Filter filters Web pages by URL and category, and contains filtering algorithms that help to make sure kids aren’t looking at inappropriate material. It also has scheduling capabilities and time limits, and can block specific applications from being used.
System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later (for ContentBarrier X4) and an Intel-based Mac with Boot Camp, Parallels Desktop or VMware Fusion with Windows 98 SE, Me, NT, 2000, XP or Vista 32-bit.