Net-Blocker products were developed to address a demand from schools, businesses and government agencies for a low cost product that restricts access to selected web sites and Internet services.
A wide range of low-cost web site blocking and firewall products are available in the market, however most are difficult to configure and manage, requiring installation by IT technicians or networking specialists. The Net-Blocker simply plugs between the users and the DSL/cable modem and displays a setup wizard so that blocking services can be set up.
The Net-Blocker filtering technology can block encrypted web sites (HTTP and HTTPS). Net-Blocker products can also block Torrent file-sharing software, eliminating any ISP threats to disconnect the Internet service at hotels, schools or businesses.
Net-Blocker products are easily installed by business owners, managers, schoolteachers, librarians and parents. Business owners and managers should benefit from improved productivity that Net-Blocker gives by eliminating wasted time with web sites not related to work.
Net-Blocker is connected between the users and the Internet connection and filters all requests for web sites. Net-Blocker is installed by unplugging all the computers from the DSL or cable service, then connecting Net-Blocker to the DSL or cable router. Finally all the computers are connected to Net-Blocker either directly or via a wireless network. Additional switch or wireless access point may be required.