Why ModemLockDown

The Background

ModemLockDown received its name when it was developed during the days of dial-up modems. While it retains specific dial-up functionality it has been modernised to secure your always on broadband service. Being in business for this long means we have a quality product, quality customer service and lots of happy customers. And all along, we’ve maintained that ModemLockDown remains the easiest to use Internet Parental Control software available, for Microsoft Windows.

The Easiest

Controlling each PC it is installed on, ModemLockDown either allows internet access or it doesn’t. With either the click of a button or use of the time limit controls, as the supervisor, you’re in control of when the internet can be accessed and when it can’t. And with ModemLockDown’s built in support for OpenDNS and their FamilyShield service, you have set and forget access to additional security and adult content filtering.

DNS, OpenDNS and FamilyShield

As ‘The World’s Largest Internet Security Network’,¬†OpenDNS¬†provides three levels of filtering service: OpenDNS Home, OpenDNS Home VIP and OpenDNS FamilyShield. Each of these aims to protect you from malicious websites (malware, botnets & phishing) while FamilyShield also filters out Adult Content. Their VIP service provides additional usage controls and support for a yearly subscription.

OpenDNS is traditionally configured in your home or business by altering your router or PC settings. As both can be a little tricky to set and vulnerable to fiddling and avoidance by your users, this is where we come in. ModemLockDown makes it extremely easy to use OpenDNS on your Windows PC and stops people from fiddling! Selecting a single ModemLockDown option will activate FamilyShield and because we have our own advanced controls, fiddling isn’t a problem – even with the Windows Administrator account in use. And ModemLockDown’s level of ease and confidence applies to other DNS services too.

ModemLockDown’s use of the OpenDNS FamilyShield service, with adult content filtering, is free!

Key Features

  • Easiest to use
  • Anti-tampering security, without requiring Windows Administrator management
  • Time limit controls per user and browsing session
  • Stealth mode
  • Online and bundled documentation
  • No recorded history of your activity
  • Adult content filtering (through OpenDNS)
  • Phishing and fraud protection (through OpenDNS)
  • Supported Windows platforms – Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP – 32/64 bit