Pandora Corp. Announces the launch of PC Pandora LIVE!, a new service that will let you monitor your child’s online behavior from anywhere, including your iPhone™. PC Pandora 6.0 is also released with a list of new features and upgrades that make monitoring child Internet activity easier and more convenient than ever.
(PRWEB) January 28, 2010 — As we enter the second decade of the 21st century, child online safety is a very real parenting concern. Internet predators scour the Internet every day looking to take advantage of kids; scam artists try to trick our kids into giving out personal information; and cyberbullying is an out-of-control epidemic.
It can be a truly daunting challenge to keep your kids safe online, while at the same time affording them enough freedom to explore the Internet and grow socially. But there is a solution out there for parents… and it just got even better.
“We are incredibly excited about the release of PC Pandora LIVE! and PC Pandora 6.0,” states Pandora Corp. co-founder Jamie Leasure. “We have not only added a nice list of new features and upgrades to the familiar PC Pandora program, but the new LIVE! component gives parents the ability to keep their kids safe online from anywhere at any time.”
The new PC Pandora LIVE! service allows users to access the data recorded by PC Pandora from anywhere in the world. PC Pandora uploads recorded activity to the safe and secure SSL encrypted LIVE! website. All you need then is an Internet connection and a web browser. You can even log in from your iPhone™ and many other handheld devices.
“With the LIVE! service, you can review the data and adjust settings on the monitored computer,” explains Leasure. “You can check web history, update Internet filters, and fine-tune the parental control parameters, all while at work, on the road, or simply unable to be at home in front of the monitored computer.”
For users monitoring multiple computers, LIVE! collects the data from all of the computers that you are monitoring and provides that data in a single place for easy review. While the IRIS function built into PC Pandora is still a great tool, this makes it easier to view your child’s activity – no more emails to comb through and no more having to manually view the data on multiple computers.
PC Pandora LIVE! builds upon the successful PC Pandora program originally released over five years ago. Now, Version 6.0 is the latest parental control and computer monitoring software that records all activity on a computer. First-rate monitoring capabilities take sequential snapshots of everything that happens on the screen. In effect, PC Pandora acts as a DVR for your machine and allows you to play back everything and anything your child did both on and offline. Further details of user activity are made available in text-based files, including emails sent and received, instant messenger chats, websites visited, keystrokes logged, peer-2-peer files shared, programs accessed, Internet search queries and more.
“We’ve added some great features to the PC Pandora program in our new 6.0 release,” says Leasure. “By incorporating the advanced features of our flagship enterprise monitoring product, The Office Software, we’ve made data even easier to review through graphs and added the ability to monitor network usage, bandwidth consumption and printer activity.”
PC Pandora 6.0‘s new style of data presentation through charts allows parents to quickly analyze recorded data and dig deeper if necessary. In a quick glimpse, you can see which websites and which programs were utilized the most. In addition, PC Pandora 6.0 keeps track of who is downloading/uploading data over the network, with what program, and the amount of data sent/received. This allows you to prevent bandwidth abuse. Finally, PC Pandora 6.0 allows you to monitor any printers connected to the network. Find out how many pages were printed, when and by whom.
“Most parents know by now that kids are savvy enough to bypass standard Internet filters and controls,” explains Leasure. “That’s why we feel that being able to see what your kids are doing is just as important as setting up roadblocks and restricting access. If you can see what they are doing, you can talk to them about it and keep them in check.”
Pandora Corp. has continuously urged parents to educate themselves about the Internet and to talk to their kids about potential dangers. Like most experts, Leasure says that discussion is key. But computer monitoring software like PC Pandora will give parents the knowledge they need to have that discussion, without being left in the dark. For many parents, it will offer reassurance and – hopefully – peace of mind.
“The bottom line here is you have to know what your kids are doing online,” says Leasure. “Where they are going and who they are talking to is key. We feel strongly that PC Pandora 6.0 coupled with the LIVE! service is the best all-around defense parents can get to help keep their children safe online. If someone is approaching a child with ill intentions, or if a child is engaging in risky behavior, the parent will know and can act immediately.”
For more information and a free trial of the new PC Pandora 6.0 and PC Pandora LIVE!, visit http://www.pcpandora.com/live/whats-new.php
About PC Pandora: Pandora Corporation was formed with one goal – to help our customers monitor, control and protect their families and themselves online. First released in mid 2005, PC Pandora has been constantly upgraded to industry-leading specifications and has received accolades from users, reviewers and even school districts and law enforcement agencies, who use the program to help in the day-to-day supervision of the children and citizens they are charged with protecting. The company website devotes space to helping parents by providing 18 Tips to Safe Surfing and Pandora’s Blog, where current news in the world of online safety is discussed regularly. Over the past few years, PC Pandora has vaulted into a leadership position by boasting a combination of features that are unparalleled in the monitoring industry. In 2010, Version 6.0 was released, again widening the spectrum of coverage and protection offered by the program. Concurrently released with 6.0, the web-based PC Pandora LIVE! service affords parents the ability to keep their kids safe from anywhere at anytime. PC Pandora is also now available through the Pandora Corp. store at Amazon.com.
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