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Kudos0

Does your software platform have these characteristics?

Hi I am looking for a app usage monitoring and control software for windows, android and iphone and am wondering if your software platform allows these. The softare doesnt necessarily need to meet all the specs below, but more the better. These are some aspects of the software that I am looking for. 1. General characteristics across Windows, Android and iphone platform 1.1 Ability to block access to multiple windows laptops, an android phone and a iphone at night between (9 pm and 4am) 1.2. Ability to block off adult websites on multiple windows laptops, an android phone and a iphone all the time on the various internet browsers on Windows android and iphone, as well as when an application may have an inbuilt browsers (such as the linkedin app on android). 1.3. ability to monitor activity (data usage, URL of websites, document titles, apps (if possible keystrokes)) over a long period of time and provide a dashboard that shows the usage 1.4. an API which will allow me to obtain data regarding my usage patterns from the cloud 1.5 ability to work alongside other complimentary control and monitoring software, since your platform maynot provide all the features that I need. 2. Specs for android and iphone 2.1. ability to block certain apps (google play) to only use wifi, certain apps (myfitnesspal) to only use cellular coverage, and certain apps (internet browser) all the time. 2.2. ability to enable/disable opening of certain apps (linkedin) using a hard password/pattern (instead of enabling/disabling of the app, if it allows me to enable/disable usage of wifi/4G data with the app, thats fine too) 2.3. autoenable blocking of app after a certain period of timeability to block videos or images on all apps/browsers 2.4. autoenable blocking of apps which have been enabled after a certain period of time 2.5. ability to restrict usage of apps/phone based on the location of the phone 3. Specs for windows 3.1. ability to restrict amount of time spent on certain apps on a daily/weekly/monthly/yearly basis 3.2. ability to restrict amount of time spent on certain webistes on a daily/weekly/monthly/yearly basis. 3.3. allow ability to change the settings for 3.1 and 3.2 using a hard password Does your software provide the functionality for the above requirements? if your software platform allows these/some of these, what is the cost of your software? Thanks J

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Kudos0

Re: Does your software platform have these characteristics?

Hi,

1. General characteristics across Windows, Android and iphone platform

1.1 Ability to block access to multiple windows laptops, an android phone and a iphone at night between (9 pm and 4am)

A: Yes.  You can setup restricted time periods in your Norton Family account to block Windows and Android devices. (Time based monitoring is not available on iOS)

1.2 Ability to block off adult websites on multiple windows laptops, an android phone and a iphone all the time on the various internet browsers on Windows android and iphone, as well as when an application may have an inbuilt browsers (such as the linkedin app on android).

A: Norton Family blocks forbidden websites for all devices.  For Android devices, you can block/allow installed apps. (In iOS, the blocking of websites based on category, works only within the in-built Norton browser and not on Safari or other 3rd party browsers/apps.)

Notes: In Windows, we support three major browsers(Chrome, IE, Firefox). HTTP monitoring works for any browser.  Edge is unsupported. (i.e HTTPS web-monitoring and extension related functionalities will not work in Edge.)

Android supports Chrome and default browsers that comes with android devices. Parents will be notified if unsupported browsers are installed on the device

1.3 Ability to monitor activity (data usage, URL of websites, document titles, apps (if possible keystrokes)) over a long period of time and provide a dashboard that shows the usage

A: Norton Family records URLs that the child visited and the URLs were blocked. (As indicated, for iOS, URLs visited within the in-built Norton browser only will be recorded)

Norton Family currently doesn’t track data usage. 

We don’t capture document titles.

On Android device, we can block/allow installed apps.

1.4 an API which will allow me to obtain data regarding my usage patterns from the cloud

A: Please let us know what kind of data you are referring to?

1.5 Ability to work alongside other complimentary control and monitoring software, since your platform may not provide all the features that I need.

A: We recommend not to use other Parental Control programs to avoid any potential conflicts with Norton Family program.

2. Specs for android and iphone

2.1. Ability to block certain apps (google play) to only use wifi, certain apps (myfitnesspal) to only use cellular coverage, and certain apps (internet browser) all the time.

A: Norton Family has the options for parents to block/allowed installed apps, not for the preinstalled apps that came with the phone. (Feature not available on iOS)

2.2. Ability to enable/disable opening of certain apps (linkedin) using a hard password/pattern (instead of enabling/disabling of the app, if it allows me to enable/disable usage of wifi/4G data with the app, thats fine too)

A: Same as 2.1, no password/pattern used

2.3. Autoenable blocking of app after a certain period of timeability to block videos or images on all apps/browsers

A: when the phone is blocked, NF allows children to call allowed contacts during restricted time.  Rest of the features on the phone are forbidden. (Feature not available on iOS)

2.4. Autoenable blocking of apps which have been enabled after a certain period of time

A: Same as 2.3

2.5. Ability to restrict usage of apps/phone based on the location of the phone

A: Same as 2.3 regardless location.

3. Specs for windows

3.1. Ability to restrict amount of time spent on certain apps on a daily/weekly/monthly/yearly basis

A: NF provides the ability to restrict amount of time using the Widows devices, not for certain apps.

3.2. Ability to restrict amount of time spent on certain websites on a daily/weekly/monthly/yearly basis.

A: Same as 3.1, not certain websites.

3.3. Allow ability to change the settings for 3.1 and 3.2 using a hard password Does your software provide the functionality for the above requirements? if your software platform allows these/some of these, what is the cost of your software?

A: You are welcome to try Norton Family premier for free 30 days.  For details, please check Norton Family website at https://family.norton.com/web/

Thanks

Katie

Thanks Katie

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