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Unprecedented String of “Best Choice” Awards Underscores

Posted Jun 07 2009 10:11pm

safe-eyes-logoSafe Eyes is a comprehensive parenting solution that allows users to block objectionable Web sites, control length and timing of Internet use, monitor instant message conversations, limit email activity and more. The product, for both Windows and Mac computers, can independently control the Web activity of up to 10 users on as many as three PCs, and includes valuable reporting and instant alert capabilities.

Since its debut, Safe Eyes has been among the most recommended Internet safety products on the market. The number of recent “Best Choice” awards, however, have underscored the product’s appeal, including.

• PC Magazine: After giving Safe Eyes its Editor’s Choice Award for the second straight year, the magazine said “Safe Eyes 5 does everything you’d expect a parental control utility to do and more.”
• Five out of five stars. “If you’re concerned about your kids’ online activities, Safe Eyes provides excellent protection,” said the review, adding that the product is “easy to manage” and “user-friendly.”
• LAPTOP: Winner of LAPTOP magazine’s Editors’ Choice Award. “Safe Eyes 5.0 covers more bases than any other parental control program…Safe Eyes’ easy-to-control interface and powerful controls, especially for social networking protection, will leave parents anxiety-free.”
• Parents’ Choice Foundation: The highly respected organization gave Safe Eyes its Parents’ Choice Award, saying “…if you think your family’s safety requires Internet filtering and monitoring, whatever level, this program provides an array of options to get it done.”
• TopTenREVIEWS™: Safe Eyes earned the online technology reviewer’s “TopTenREVIEWS Silver Award”. “ Safe Eyes is one of the best programs we’ve seen for offering coverage on multiple computers,” said the publication. “It’s also easy to customize and use from anywhere.”
“Most breakthrough software products tend to lose momentum in the marketplace over time, as competitors catch up. Safe Eyes has been fortunate enough to have actually increased its favorable reputation,” said Forrest Collier, CEO of “Through our commitment to continual improvement, Safe Eyes is more complete, easier to use, and more in step with the needs of parents than ever before.”
Reviewers cited a number of unique advantages to Safe Eyes, led by the product’s flexibility in handling multiple users as well as working on both Windows and Mac computers. “More than one computer in your home? No problem—Safe Eyes can be installed on up to 3 computers,” said “As with its predecessor [Safe Eyes 2006], you can install it on three computers—Mac or PC—but now it supports ten user profiles, up from four,” said PC Magazine.

Another plus is Safe Eyes’ ability to store profiles and records on a local hard drive, or on’s remote servers. Said TopTenREVIEWS, “[By housing] the profiles on [their servers]…you can access them from different computers. Your filtering settings need not be confined to one particular software installation like many of the other filtering programs.”

Finally, Safe Eyes was cited for its ability to send instant alerts to multiple locations if children attempt to use the Web counter to the parents’ settings. “You can choose three levels of sensitivity and set the software to notify you via e-mail, text message or phone call,” notes PC Magazine. “You associate a specific time period with each alert—you don’t want Safe Eyes e-mailing your work account when you’re at home or phoning your cell when you’re in bed.”

Safe Eyes 5.0 is offered under a $49.95 annual subscription, which covers up to three Mac and/or PC computers. Supplemented via the Internet, the product’s blacklist of objectionable Web sites are updated automatically every day, eliminating the need for manual updates. To download the product or for more information, go to

Established in 1999, specializes in providing Internet safety solutions. Its flagship software, Safe Eyes, is the two-time recipient of the PC Magazine Editors’ Choice Award, earned a separate Editor’s Choice from LAPTOP Magazine and was rated as the #1 parental control solution by America’s leading consumer advocacy publication. The company’s Safe Eyes and EtherShield products are providing online protection for PCs and Macs in homes, businesses and schools across more than 140 countries.

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