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How is ScreenShield™ Enterprise different from URL Filtering Software?
How does ScreenShield™ Enterprise detect explicit images?
What does ScreenShield™ Enterprise do when it detects explicit images?
Can I customize ScreenShield™ Enterprise 's monitoring levels?
Can ScreenShield™ block pornographic content from being displayed on the PC screen?
Will ScreenShield™ Enterprise flag images that are not explicit?
Can simply having ScreenShield™ Enterprise installed on a computer serve as a deterrent?
How to scan the video and images on a specific PC?
How to customize your ScreenShield™ Enterprise acceptable use policy?
How to add a website to a blacklist or whitelist?
How to check which machines have terminated ScreenShield™ Enterprise Client without authorization?
How can I easily update all the client machines?
 
 
How is ScreenShield™ Enterprise different from URL Filtering Software?
URL filters only restrict access to known pornographic web sites. While these Web filters attempt to eliminate access to known pornographic websites, ScreenShield™ Enterprise protects users from any image displayed on a computer, regardless of its source, detecting images from all sources including: Internet, CD-ROM, DVD, hard drive, floppy disks, email messages, embedded in documents and movies. Although the prime source of illicit materials, the downloading of pictures from the Internet is only one of many ways pornography is distributed, displayed and circulated without detection.
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How does ScreenShield™ Enterprise detect explicit images?
ScreenShield™ Enterprise's sophisticated, content-based, detection engine scans the computer screen, analyzes displayed images for skin tones, and checks for a range of criteria that are typically associated with pornographic images.
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What does ScreenShield™ Enterprise do when it detects explicit images?
When ScreenShield™ Enterprise detects pornographic content displayed on a computer screen, it records the time and date of the event, logs the Web site address, and captures a thumbnail image of the computer screen. This information, plus the name of the user's computer, is saved to a central log file. This process creates a complete audit trail that management can use to enforce company policy.
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Can I customize ScreenShield™ Enterprise's monitoring levels?
You can customize ScreenShield™ Enterprise's monitoring levels to suit your organization's requirements. ScreenShield™ Enterprise offers modes of operation that determine how a client PC is monitored: Passive Mode, Active Warn Mode, and Active Lock Mode.

In Passive mode, the system detects and monitors suspected pornographic content silently. In Active Warn mode, the system displays a warning message that advises users that they might be watching pornographic content, which is not allowed in the organization's computer facilities.

The most sensitive mode of operation is Active Lock. Active Lock blocks offending images immediately and locks the PC until a supervisor reactivates the machine. Active Lock mode requires the most management supervision. This extra supervision entails responding to calls requesting supervisor help to unlock computer screens. These calls often come from users not even remotely involved with surfing porno sites.

The Active Lock mode is therefore not recommended for corporate, government, or large enterprise use. You can manage your enterprise networks very nicely by choosing either the Passive mode or the Active Warn mode. Active Lock is ideal in situations where you have young children surfing the Internet and strict supervision is required. In this scenario, teachers or parents are at the ready to unlock machines that could expose children to unwanted words and images.

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Can ScreenShield™ Enterprise block pornographic content from being displayed on the PC screen?
ScreenShield™ Enterprise offers multiple options to prevent pornographic content from being displayed on the PC screen. These options allow you to set the level of protection that is right for you.

For example, Active Lock Mode blocks offending images, locks the machine, and logs the event in a central log file. The locked machine can't be reactivated until a supervisor unlocks it. Active Warn Mode detects offending images and sends a warning message to the user when pornographic material is detected.

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Will ScreenShield™ Enterprise flag images that are not explicit?
Depending on the threshold level you set for the system, ScreenShield™ Enterprise will flag images that are not explicit. This is because the ScreenShield™ Enterprise's detection engine is designed to identify flesh tones, and as flesh tones can appear in almost any image, the system does its job and flags the image. However, ScreenShield™ Enterprise applies advanced algorithms and analytics to reduce this risk, so the incidence of unnecessary flagged images is kept to a minimum. You can adjust the sensitivity threshold on the Image Detection tab of the Profile Properties window to suit your company policy.
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Can simply having ScreenShield™ Enterprise installed on a computer serve as a deterrent?
Yes, because you can display a ScreenShield™ Enterprise icon in the Windows Task Bar of each personal computer. This icon is a visible and permanent reminder to users tempted to view pornographic content.
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ScreenShield™ Enterprise Remote Administration application allows you to individually scan the hard drive of each client for any videos and images present in the hard disk. Since the scan drive process requires considerable system resources it is recommended that the scan drive function is performed in non-peak hours.

To scan the hard drives of a machine do the following:

1. Open the Remote Administration Console.
2. From the Display Panel, select the client PC you want to scan.
3. Right-click the highlighted icon. The context-sensitive menu appears.
4. Select "Start Scan Drives" and Click on your desired scanning options.
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ScreenShield™ Enterprise enables the administrator to ensure users are aware of the computer usage policy that the organization might have in place. This is done by displaying a message when the user logs on to the client PC.

To customize your ScreenShield acceptable use policy, do the following:

1. Open the Remote Administration Console.
2. From the Main Menu, click Tools > ScreenShield Policy. The ScreenShield Policy window will appear.
3. Modify the Policy.
4. If you want the policy to be shown upon logon to every machine ScreenShield client is installed, check "show policy on startup".
5. Click "Save Policy" to save the new policy.
6. Click "Close" to exit the window.

 

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To add a website to blacklist or whitelist, do the following:

1. Open the Remote Administration Console.
2. To add a website in Blacklist, from the Main Menu, click Tools > URL Blacklist. The URL Blacklist window will appear.
3. To add a website in Whitelist, from the Main Menu, click Tools > URL Whitelist. The URL Whitelist window will appear.
4. Click "Close" to exit the window.

 

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To check status of offline machines, do the following:

1. Open the Remote Administration Console.
2. From the Main Menu, click Tools > Check Offline Machine Status.
3. The window will appear with list of any machines that have illegally terminated , uninstalled ScreenShield client. Icon at the Display Panel will also show an Alert for those machines.
4. Click "Close" to exit the window.

 

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ScreenShield™ Enterprise facilitates the upgrading of ScreenShield Enterprise clients with the package provided by Guardware or your vendor.

To update the client machines do the following:

1. Open the Remote Administration Console.
2. From the Display Panel, select the client PC(s) you want to update.
3. Right-click the highlighted icon(s). The context-sensitive menu appears.
4. Select "Update Client". An update window will appear. Specify the location of the client executable, which can either be in the form of a file in a shared directory or from a URL. On pressing the Update button ScreenShield Enterprise will automatically install the new version of the client on the selected client PCs.

 

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