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Content Control Provider adds new cards to game

Flash Networks, a provider of mobile Internet Quality of Experience (QoE) solutions, announced that it has launched a content control solution that enables operators to provide safe browsing on the mobile internet in response to strong consumer demand for parental controls and increased regulatory pressure.

Flash Networks' solution is unique in that it provides both cross checking of a URL database and real time analysis of content, for the most comprehensive control. The new solution is already deployed at a North American Tier 1 operator.

Using Flash Networks Content Control, operators can block access to inappropriate content by benefiting from the combination of two key filtering technologies:

* Static content filtering - Using the industry's most comprehensive filtering database including over 60 million URLs, and an operator's black/white list of inaccessible/accessible sites, this feature automatically blocks sites that are categorized as having harmful content.

* Dynamic content filtering - For sites that are known to produce both appropriate and inappropriate content, high-speed artificial intelligence determines in real-time whether or not the web site includes content that should be blocked.

This latest offering is part of Flash Networks' strategy to improve the Mobile Internet Quality of Experience for increased data usage and is available with Flash Networks data acceleration platform, NettGain. Content Control is provided in partnership with RuleSpace, the world leader in content categorization.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.