PRISMIQ today announced the availability of the Commander Wireless Router with Internet Warning and Control Software (IWACS™) technology monitors and controls all home Internet traffic and provides comprehensive reporting and customization tools.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (May 16, 2005) - PRISMIQ, Inc., the creator of award -winning networking products, today announced the availability of a new product designed to protect and monitor a home network at the most logical location - the point where Internet traffic enters. The Commander Wireless Router with Internet Warning and Control Software (IWACS™) technology monitors and controls all home Internet traffic and provides comprehensive reporting and customization tools. In addition to the Commander, PRISMIQ is also introducing today the WNC -11G Wireless PC Card which lets consumers quickly add a computer to any 802.11g/b WiFi network, and begin using the Commander - eliminating the need to run wires through walls and ceilings.
Internet Threats on the Rise
The dangers of the Internet have been easily documented in the past few years with a study by The Kaiser Family Foundation finding that among teens online, 70 percent have accidentally come across pornography on the Web, and a 2002 study by the NOP Research Group finding that of the four million children aged seven to 17 who surf the net, 29% percent would freely give out their home address and 14% would freely give out their e -mail address if asked.
"Our goal is to develop an easy way for parents to keep their children and computers safe from Internet -related threats," said Ken Goldsholl, CEO of PRISMIQ. "The Commander offers the simplest, most efficient and least expensive way to know what`s going on in your network - enabling users to block unwanted traffic or view various activities from IM sessions or even spyware covertly transmitting data from their network."
Blocking Internet Threats at the Source
The Commander Wireless Router with IWACS combines a DSL/Cable Modem router/802.11g access point/bridge with software that monitors and controls Internet access - logging all chat sessions, web URLs, and POP3 email sent and received from a network. As an aid to detecting the presence of spyware or other unknown programs on computers, it can also detect data that is secretly transmitted from home computers to the Internet, that aren't part of email or web accesses. The Commander has an easy -to -use Windows User Interface that lets the user implement restrictions on instant messaging, web surfing, email, and data transfers to the Internet.
Unlike other routers that offer "parental controls", the Commander does not require the user to sign up for a service, nor does it forward all Internet activity to a third party server. All of the monitoring and blocking is performed inside the router - and by the user. Additionally, it can be configured as a wireless access point or a remote wireless -to -Ethernet bridge, using an easy -to -use browser -based management interface or setup wizard, and offers the following industry -standard features: a 4 -port 10/100 Ethernet switch; support for Network Address Translation (NAT); firewall functions; and, advanced wireless capabilities.
WNC -11G: Enabling Easy Expansion of Home Wireless Networks
The WNC -11G, a 54 Mbps 802.11g wireless PC Card adapter, supports the 11 Mbps 802.11b standard. It installs easily and quickly by sliding into a notebook`s 32 -bit CardBus slot, eliminating the need to run wires through walls and ceilings, and allowing access where wires cannot go. Additionally, the 11G provides superior performance and interoperability within a mixed -mode network (802.11b and 802.11g). It is backward -compliant with all 802.11b and 802.11b+ wireless equipment, allowing automatic interoperability with the most widely used wireless networks in homes, offices, and WiFi hotspots.
Pricing and Availability
The Commander and the WNC -11G are available now. For a limited time, PRISMIQ will offer these two new products as a bundled package for $99.95. Priced separately, they are $79.95 and $39.95, respectively. Special offers for shipping and trade -ins are also currently available. For more information, go to www.prismiq.com or contact sales@PRISMIQ.com.
Founded in 2001 and based in Santa Barbara, California, PRISMIQ, Inc., is dedicated to providing advanced networking solutions for both the home and office. The company's products are designed to exploit the power of networks, for entertainment, education, or work applications. For more information, visit www.PRISMIQ.com or call 1 (866) PRISMIQ.
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