Network-Level Parental Controls - The Power of vxSafenet
In a time like today where the whole world is challenged with a pandemic and the majority of work, study, and leisure is delivered via the internet, telecommunication service providers - especially data service providers play a pivotal role in keeping the world functioning.
Given the changing market dynamics, user behaviour, and heightened security and safety concerns - especially when more children are on the internet than ever before in history, telecom service providers are challenged to deliver solutions to keep children’s digital activity balanced and safe.
More time online exposes kids to more risks
It’s more important than ever that telecoms and internet service providers provide their customers the right tools to help their kids develop healthy digital habits. That’s where vxSafenet come in. This innovative product is a powerful network-level parental data controlling and digital wellbeing platform that allows telecom operators to effectively deliver child-friendly broadband services to households.
vxSafenet delivers attractive and useful content filtering and data controlling features parents all over the world have been waiting for. As harmful and illegal content is spreading rapidly over the internet, vxSafenet, with it's built-in malware and inappropriate content filtering, has become a must-have platform for telcos to attract ever-growing child users into their network.
As harmful and illegal content is spreading rapidly over the internet, vxSafenet has become a must-have platform for telcos to attract ever-growing child users into their network.
Powerful network-level parental controls
A common drawback of app-based parental control software is that children can undo the set parental controls. In fact, the directions on how to get around them are easily available on the internet. Depending on the software, parents may get a notification that the parental control was breached - or not. Children can figure out all sorts of ingenious methods to keep doing what they want to be doing. vxSafenet being a network- level solution makes it impossible for anyone other than the CSP approved admin personnel to bypass the system.
One of the most unique features of vxSafenet, compared to app-based parental control software, is its quota management feature. To better illustrate how this feature comes in to play, let's take a practical example. According to reports, over 60% of school children don’t get adequate sleep. This can lead to difficulty learning, poor moods, and interpersonal conflicts. With vxSafenet, parents can customize and control internet access on different times of the day. For an example, parents can set a time limit that spares children an hour before sleep, which helps children to relax their minds and to have a good night’s sleep.
Parents can also use vxSafenet to monitor and regulate their children’s social media usage. Severe depression in children has been on steady rise since 2010, coinciding with an increase in smartphone usage and internet access, and 50% of children admit to being addicted to their smartphones. vxSafenet lets parents set time limits for different apps/websites and even block apps that their children use excessively. Smart dashboards updated in real time gives the parents a detailed view of the child’s data usage and displays the child’s online risk rating.
Safe and Secure Internet
In this day and age, adult content, like pornography, drugs, violence, hate and racist speech is freely available to curious young minds, and often appears unexpectedly. And malware, phishing, crypto mining, and ransomware spread on the internet like wildfire.
vxSafenet combines a highly sophisticated and precise web filtering technique with a daily updated and highly accurate database of over 109 million categorized URLs to block unwanted and harmful sites
vxSafenet combines a highly sophisticated and precise web filtering technique with a daily updated and highly accurate database of over 109 million categorized URLs to block unwanted and harmful sites before children access them. This database consists of an up-to-date child abuse image content list from the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), UK and a comprehensive list of websites considered unsafe by Federal Department for media harmful to young persons (BPjM), Germany. IWF and BPjM are two leading global organizations dedicated to child protection.
Features for Telcos and CSPs
vxSafenet is 3GPP-compliant and has built-in PCEF/DPI and PCRF with Gx, Gy support. It is packed with telco-grade ADC, PCF, OSS, BSS, and Analytics modules and comes with an intuitive mobile application that can be branded for the telecom operator. vxSafenet can easily be integrated with the existing infrastructure of any telecom/internet service provider; and the service itself can be integrated with the existing selfcare app of the telecom operator. The customers can be given multiple options to subscribe and interact with the service – via the app, website, SMS, or USSD.
The platform recognizes customer data usage trends and predicts churn. The platform also has built-in AI-powered customer behavior prediction for optimal cross-selling and upselling.
At present, the market is dominated by mobile app based parental control solutions. This has taken off the Communication Service Providers (CSPs) out of the equation. The key to effective parental controlling is the ability to control the devices use non-intrusively. In this regard, vxSafenet - being a network-based solution - stands well ahead of App-based parental control solutions.