PGsurfer, the free parental controls software from ParetoLogic, has made an impression on the technology industry!
Victoria, B.C. May 18, 2008 - ParetoLogic has earned a number of honours recently for its innovative, free parental controls product PGsurfer.
At the recent 2008 Vancouver Island Advanced Technology Centre (VIATeC) Technology Awards ceremony, PGsurfer earned the Innovative Excellence: Software or Service Delivery award. As well, the success of this product helped propel ParetoLogic to victory in the prestigious Technology Company of the Year category. The VIATeC awards celebrate and honour the achievements of the Vancouver Island technology community.
"A secure and safe computer experience for all has always been our goal, to receive dual accolades from our peers in the tech community is really a testament to the hard work of all at ParetoLogic and to our driving vision of being the leader in online safety," said Don Wharton, ParetoLogic's Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer.
PGsurfer was also recently recognized as a finalist for a coveted CODiE award in the Best Data Security Solution category. The CODiE awards are put on by the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA), which is a prominent trade association for the digital content and software industry. These peer recognition awards are well respected as the finalists and winners have been judged by their own colleagues and competitors.
ParetoLogic also has had positive responses about PGsurfer from users and various software review websites. For example, Tucows, the popular online software index, gave PGsurfer a full "5 Cow" rating.
PGsurfer provides parents an easy-to-use way to protect and guide their children as they surf the Internet waves. Parents create customized profiles for each child. This lets the grown-ups decide where their offspring can venture online. It allows for greater restrictions on younger children and for parents to give their teenagers more freedom and to adjust the parameters to reflect the personality and interests of the child.
This sophisticated program uses the profiles to block inappropriate sites based on a comprehensive database of URLs where the content could include pornography, gambling, illegal activities, drug and alcohol use, weapons or hate literature. As well, PGsurfer can be used to limit young people's access to chatrooms, social networking sites (such as MySpace, Twitter and Facebook), and downloaded music, videos and other content that breaks copyright laws. It can also be used to control how long children can use the computer during the week. In short, PGsurfer puts the power in the parents' hands to help their children safely use the Internet.
ParetoLogic also believes that communication and education are very important in online safety. Along with PGsurfer, the innovative company has created a sister website, SafeSurfer.org, to provide a safe place online for children and education for parents.
About ParetoLogic Inc.
In 2004 four brothers recognized that modern computer users need not rely on computer repair technicians to maintain their own PC's. Knowing that sophisticated technology married with a truly user-friendly interface would empower people to secure and optimize their own computers, the brothers researched the marketplace to define and develop the software products that would most benefit today's computer user.
ParetoLogic now employs 140 professionals to help them research, develop, and market software applications that will enable people to secure and enhance their computing experience. Available in 192 countries around the world, ParetoLogic has established partnerships on a global scale to ensure that its products are available to all computer users, regardless of location, language, or computing experience.
Attention to the needs of the consumer coupled with a commitment to delivering exceptional software applications and resource-rich websites guarantee that our products will exceed your expectations.
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