Mobixell and Commtouch help operators battle porn

Rating: Joint solution to keep porn off kiddies’ phones

The UK government along with authorities in Ireland and Australia are promoting legislation which would make mobile phone network operators responsible for protecting children from pornography or other unsuitable web content. Compliance with such laws could be challenging for operators, since web pages and their content are constantly changing, and new sites are registered daily. Hence Mobixell Networks and Commtouch have put together a solution aimed at mobile operators to enable them to comply with proposed web content regulation. For example, it is designed to make certain types of content available only if users opt-in to receive it. It also builds on Commtouch’s GlobalView URL Filtering technology which offers advanced content filtering capabilities. This is especially useful for blogs which might contain a mixture of family-friendly and inappropriate content.Commtouch’s GlobalView URL Filtering technology continuously monitors and analyses web traffic to provide real-time, accurate categorisation of URLs.

The solution accurately categorises dynamic user generated content and Web 2.0 sites.

It also incorporates web threat data via the Commtouch Security Alliance which is a union of information security community organizations, companies and individuals that share web threat data.

“The profusion of mobile devices and smartphones among children has increased the ease at which they have access to unsuitable content on the web,” said Ofer Tal, vp for international sales and business development at Commtouch.

“Optional parental control solutions can be installed on mobile devices, but these would not absolve operators of responsibility when these new regulations go into effect,” he added.

Content categorisation from Commtouch is available as a module for the Mobixell Seamless Access Mobile Internet Gateway.

This enables operators to manage complex content delivery policies and offers a variety of opt-in user protection services, including parental control, real-time rating and content verification.

About Tony Dennis

Tony is currently Editor of GoMobile News. He's a veteran telecoms journalist who has previously worked for major printed and online titles. Follow him on Twitter @GoMoTweet.
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