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  GargoyleT GateKeeper Product Comparison  
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Gargoyle Product Comparison
Currently, there are some software products and services available to parents.  The following table presents a comparison among our products.  

Features, Options & Packages 

Gargoyle Products

GateKeeper Junior Edition

GateKeeper Standard Edition

GateKeeper Enterprise Edition

GateKeeper Corporate Edition

GateKeeper Personal Edition

eSecure Personal & Corporate

secureDoc

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

secureMail

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes
Eavesdropper Blocker No No Yes Yes No Yes
Computer Intrusion Control  No No Yes Yes No Yes
Online Spy Engine Blocker  No No Yes Yes No Yes

Content Filtering

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

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Domain Filtering

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

_
Email Filtering  No Yes Yes Yes Yes _

Filtering Accuracy 

Extremely Accurate

100%

100%

100%

100%

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Inbound & Outbound Use   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes _

Remote Intrusion Control 

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes _
Locale Intrusion Control  No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Impersonation Control 

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes _
Spyware & Trojan Horse Control  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes _

Monitoring

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

_

Alert System

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

_

Manual & Automated 24X7  Use

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

_

Auto Maintenance

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

_

Unlimited User Accounts

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Popup Blocker (ISMT) 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

_

Script Blocker (ISMT)

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

_

Spam Email Blocker (ISMT)

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

_

Privacy Shield (ISMT)

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

_

Script Blocker (ISMT) 

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

_
Additional tools (ISMT)  No No Yes Yes Yes

Yes

Notes: 

  • The Red Cells in above table indicate the very unavailable features.
  • The Green cells in above table indicate the available features. 
  • The Dark Green cells in above table indicate the Best Recommended Products.

                                                                                     

Compare With Other Products
It is critical to provide a product comparison between these solutions or services and our products.  We used the most critical metrics for our comparison analysis such as security, reliability, confidentiality, privacy, and ease of use, scalability, maintainability, visibility, and control factors.  The full results are presented in the following tables.   

After detailed industry reviews, like many of our customers, we have concluded that only GargoyleTM GateKeeper Systems have adequately addressed the most critical elements of a successful 'Parental Control System.'  

The GargoyleTM GateKeeper is the only product in the market that is fully installed on the user computers.  It requires no external dependencies on any services.  It provides the best tools, and systems to parents and businesses.  The use of proprietary technologies allows maximum efficiencies with the most accurate results.  

The GargoyleTM products provide the highest privacy and security protection, the best performance, and unbeatable processing speed.  In addition, its one time low cost price tag provides one of the best investments for families.       

User Based, and Hybrid User-Service Based Products
Currently, there are several products on the market that provide filtering and/or monitoring features to families.  Generally, these systems do not provide adequate user privacy and protection.  They require some sorts of service dependencies with monthly charges.  Therefore, the users may not be forced to bounce back from one service provider to another one.  In addition, their low level of user personalization is another reason why they have been unpopular.  The following table provides the comparison metrics for the major 'Parental Control Systems' in the market.  

Case-by-Case Comparison Results
We invite parents to examine these results carefully, and then decide on the product that fits well with their needs.  The table clearly shows the advantages of our system in a number of critical areas.  

Exception: We have identified the 'Bsafe' products to fit under user-service products.    

 

CyberSitter

Cyberpatrol

InterGO

Surfwatch

NetNanny

Gargoyle Internet in a Box for Kids

Easy to Install

Harder

Average

Easy

Easy

Harder

Easy Average

Blocks by Site

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes Yes

Blocks by File Type

Yes

No

No

No

No

Yes No

Blocks Newsgroups by Type

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes NA

Blocks Games and Programs

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

Yes NA

Logs Access Attempts

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

Yes Yes

Shuts Down Offending Applications

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes No

Informs User Of Block

No

No

No

Yes

No

No NA

Automatic Update Service

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes No

Complete Access Solution

No

No

Yes

No

No

Yes Yes

Limits Operation Time in Hours

No

Yes

No

No

No

Yes Yes

Supports User Defined Blocks

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes Yes

Supports SafeSurf Standard

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes No

Human and Crawler site analysis

No

No

Yes

No

No

No No
Available Monitoring Tools  No No No No No Yes NA
User Profile Privacy  No No No No No Yes No
System Information Protection No No No No No Yes No
Spyware, Hijacker, Intrusion Protection No No No No No Yes No
Popup, Script Lang. Blocker No No No No No Yes No
User  Privacy, and Information Shield No No No No No Yes No
Accuracy Medium - Good Medium - Good Medium Medium Medium 100% - The Only one in this Industry Medium

Notes: 

  • The Red Cells in above table indicate the very undesirable values.
  • The Brown cells in above table indicate the acceptable values.
  • The Green cells in above table indicate the good values. 
  • The Dark Green cells in above table indicate the Best values.            

Gargoyle's Solution Advantages
The above table presents the Gargoyle's Solution advantages in the Dark Green Column.  Further, we have concluded that other systems do not provide the adequate protection for business, families and children.  Some of our findings are such as:

User Profile Privacy.  Some systems may violate the users' privacy.  Only Gargoyle provides full user profile privacy.  This will stop ISPs or other third parties, from storing users' information to protect it from possibly misuse.  Gargoyle stops ISPs from sharing such information with other agencies.  Therefore, Gargoyle protects children's profiles and accounts' personalization against violations.  

User Confidential Information.  Some systems may exchange the user information stored on the family computers.  Only Gargoyle provides the most complete user and system information encryption.  All the user personalization attributes and data, including all the Gargoyle system information are encrypted, and can not be disclosed without parents' permission.  This means that the encrypted data are not recognizable by other applications, and they are meaningless without using Gargoyle Application.   In addition, Gargoyle will protect user confidential information against intruders, and Spyware software.  Gargoyle fully protects user computer against local, and remote intruders. 

Internet Security Management Tools.  Only Gargoyle GateKeeper provides a wide range of protecting tools for user identity, information, and access control.  Only Gargoyle provides the most complete security and privacy protection tools.   

Optional Automated Updates.  No updates, or other activities should be performed without parental permission. It is during such updates that the ISPs gain access to much sensitive information on the user computers.  There are occasions when the ISPs may access other user information for other marketing purposes.    

GargoyleTM GateKeeper System provides automated list updates.  All other product updates may be performed explicitly.  This will ensure family privacy and information protection beyond the ISPs standards.  

Flexibility.  No application should require external dependencies on other service-based resources in order to function properly.  The problem may become serious when a service provider becomes bankrupt, or simply stops supporting a product.  In opposite, Gargoyle works regardless of the types of the Internet access, ISP, Browser, or Operating Systems.  The GargoyleTM GateKeeper systems will never stop protecting families under any conditions.  Once it is installed, it will be functional indefinitely.  Its rich designs allow a last longing performance regardless of the version, and models.  For some minimal fees, multiple updates are also available.   

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Service-Based Products
These solutions are, however, available on a service basis, or through specific Internet access types.  In addition, they are expensive, provide inadequate protection against many severe Internet threats, and worst--they expose the identities of families and other confidential information to marketers, including the porn industry.  There is thus an urgent need for a product that can solve all these problems and assist parents in protecting their children.  

Case-by-Case Comparison Results
By a comprehensive comparison of the best Service-Based filtering technologies and parental control systems on the market, it is evident that GargoyleTM GateKeeper has set a new industry standard.  We presented the similar results for the 'Bsafe", and the 'SurfControl' in the same column. 

Gargoyle GateKeeper  Compared to Service Based Solutions

The Current Web Filtering Technologies

AOL - Service- Based MSN - Service & Browser Based Yahoo - Portal- Based   Bsafe - Hybrid User- Service Based GargoyleTM GateKeeper

User Privacy & Confidentiality

Low

Medium

Low

Medium

Extremely High

External Dependencies

 

 

High - Only Functional When Connected through the Specified ISP

High - Only Functional When Connected through the Specified Browser  

High - Only Functional on the Specified Portal

Medium - Depending on Where the User Profiles are Located

None

 

Cost

High - Monthly Fees

High - Monthly Fees  

High - Monthly Fees

High - Expensive High-Powered Firewalls

Low

Possible Service Interruption

High - Unpaid Monthly Balances

High - Unpaid Monthly Balances  

High - Unpaid Monthly Balances

High - Unpaid Monthly Balances  

None

Difficult  to Use & Maintain

Medium

Medium  

Medium

Medium/High

Low

Location Transparency

High

High/Medium

High

Low

Low  

User-friendly

Low

Low/Medium

Low

Low

High  

Account Customization

Low/Medium

Low/Medium

Low

Low

Extremely High  

Notes: 

  • The Red Cells in above table indicate the very undesirable values.
  • The Brown cells in above table indicate the acceptable values.
  • The Green cells in above table indicate the good values. 
  • The Dark Green cells in above table indicate the Best values.         

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Product and Solution Comparison

The following chart provides a full case-by-case comparison among some of the major players in the industry.  Each of these products represents a special class.  For example, the AOL may also represent the MSN services, while 'SurfControl' may represent 'Bsafe'.  

                                                                                  

Gargoyle's Solution Advantages. The following table presents our solution's strategic advantages.

 
Gargoyle Strategic Advantages
Privacy & Confidentiality
  • fully installed on the user computers
  • Encrypted User Information, and Identity at the home computers
  • Protects user information
  • Protects computer file system and private documents
  • Protects Family Information
  • Protects email privacy
  • Does not depend on external services for daily operations
  • Account lists may be shared among approved users 
  • Account lists may be updated by parents, or through the free automated list updates.
Customization
  • Per user accounts
  • Per group
  • Programmable 24X7 Services
  • Shuts down the web access during programmable  hours
Control
  • Available at all times - user may not bypass the system
  • Unlimited user accounts
  • Individual  user monitoring setups
  • Individual user filtering setup
  • Provides alert system for user access violations
  • Protects against Intruders
  • Protects against Spam emails
  • Protects against Spyware
  • Protects against disapproved email contents
  • Protects against Impersonation
  • Blocks popup
  • Runs Manually, and Automated
  • Protects User Privacy, and Financial Information
Low Cost
  • One-time low cost payment plan
  • Requires no service fees
  • Requires no maintenances
24X7 System Availability
  • Requires no changes to the current services
  • Supports all kinds of Internet connections
  • Supports all popular browsers
  • Users will never lose their protection
  • Available private and automated services for 24X7
 

        

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