BASCOM - The Best Web Filter
Internet Filter Comparison
This Internet filter comparison clearly illustrates why the best Web filter for libraries is Patronus!
Why is BASCOM's Patronus the best Web filter for libraries? The answer is simple: No other solution does more to respond to the needs libraries. Combining security with a Web Library for children, Patronus is an all-in-one solution that is virtually maintenance-free.
Patronus was built from the ground up for Libraries. Developed with input from a local library cooperative system, Patronus includes features specifically for Librarians.
View the Internet filter comparison below and see for yourself why Patronus is the best Internet filter available to libraries today. Compare Patronus feature-by-feature with other products!
|Feature||Patronus||Does the product do this?|
|Instant Override allows librarians to open access for an adult patron for a specified period of time.||Yes|
|Easy Filter Management is accomplished using one, simple screen to create profiles that customize access for children, teens & young adults, adults, and staff.||Yes|
Access Zones are used to quickly customize access for patrons and staff.
|Kids Zone Web Library is a kid-friendly portal of educator-selected sites. Computers in the children’s room can be focused to the Kids Zone to provide a safe haven for independent online learning.||Yes|
|Patron Connect™ provides an additional Ethernet Interface that enables a library to easily create a private, secure network for patrons. This enables a library to separate traffic from patron and staff computers without purchasing an additional Internet connection, router, and firewall. Can be used to inexpensively create a private “guest network” for patron WiFi access.||Yes|
|Anywhere Filter™ provides anytime, anywhere, any connection mobile security for your library-owned laptops and iPads™.||Yes|
|Acceptable Use Policy Screen allows you to create a WiFi hotspot for patrons using their own laptops, requiring them to read and agree to your Internet policies before getting online access.||Yes|
|A built-in firewall provides an extra layer of protection that integrates with an existing firewall or operates independently as the primary firewall for your library’s network.||Yes|
|An integrated Web cache allows for faster retrieval of Web pages. It enhances the efficiency of your library by complementing your existing caching infrastructure or operating independently as the primary Web cache system.||Yes|
|All updates, restores and backups are performed automatically and remotely. For disaster recovery, a phone call to our Technical Support staff is all that is needed to remotely restore Patronus using a private, inter-server, communication channel.||Yes|
|Compliant as a "Technology Protection Measure" with the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA).||Yes|
|Developed Exclusively for Libraries||Yes|