There are many filters are the market – some Jewish and some not. Some expensive and some free. Some good and some not.
With the recent attention towards technology awareness – many people are starting to contemplate which filter is right for me.
Matzav.com has found that Jewish filters definitely have an advantage over their non-Jewish peers as the standards and accuracy tend to be much better among the Jewish filters.
Free filters also tend to slow down a person’s computer and can easily be uninstalled by the person who installed it thus leaving very little protection for himself.
Many filter companies require you to get internet from them in order to have the internet filtered. This involves often a hassle, downtime, and expense to switch over. Additionally, these filter companies only offer DSL service which is much slower than FIOS and cable and is starting to become obsolete.
The reasons why these filter companies require you to get internet from them is because they filter the line that’s coming into your house and all traffic has to pass through their servers. While there is an advantage to this type of filtering in as much as even an experienced hacker cannot uninstall the filter – nonetheless a major issue exists. Only the internet coming in on that line is filtered. However, a child can easily decide not to connect to the internet using his home internet connection but using a wireless connection to a neighbor who does not have filtered internet and get complete unrestricted internet. Additionally, in many major cities and towns including Brooklyn, Queens, and Lakewood one can connect to public Wifi’s provided by Optimum, Time Warner, Comcast. Therefore, while parents think that they are secure by having filtered internet in their home – their kids can be up in their bedroom connecting to a neighbors Wifi.
The Rubber Ducky filter, provided by Frum Web Inc. , solves this issue in addition to many others. Firstly it is a software based filter installed on all the computers in your house. Since it is installed on the computer, it filters your internet no matter whose internet connection you use. You can even be in an airport or starbucks and connecting your laptop to their internet you will still get filtered. The software cannot be uninstalled without a password only provided when the account holder canceles his account. This makes it hack free.
You can still keep your existing internet connection and install it in a few minutes. It does not slow down your computer like many of the free software based filters as all the filtering is done on the rubber Ducky servers not on the local computer. All the software does is force the computer to query the Rubber Ducky server. Each query takes a fraction of a second.
Additionally, Rubber Ducky offers each household member to have their own filtering settings with their unique password. This enables a mother to shop for lady clothing, while kids can only use to play games, and men can use only for their business. This option is recommended by many rabbonim and not available on most filters.
Rubber Ducky offers various levels of filtering from a low level 1 to a stringent whitelist only. Users can choose their own level at the time of signup and can request to have it changed or customized at any time.
The Cost: Only 12.95 a month.
With such a low cost it is imperative for everyone to have a filter installed. Even if they are afraid that if they get a filter it might be too much of a hindrance in their daily work – they still should at least get a level 1 filter which blocks out the real bad stuff.
To order – Call 855-FRUM-WEB or send an email to [email protected].