How is K9 different?

K9 filters content in real time

K9 is not antivirus, anti-spam or firewall software. K9 is a Web filter that determines where the computer user can go inside your Web browser. You use K9 in conjunction with other antivirus, anti-spam or firewall products from vendors such as Computer Associates, McAfee, Symantec, ZoneLabs, Microsoft and others.

While some product suites include Web filtering, these filters may not be as robust or detailed as Blue Coat’s technology. We recommend that you use K9 instead of the Web filter you find in a product suite, unless it’s based on Blue Coat’s K9 technology.

K9 replaces parental control solutions from AOL, MSN and others. Most of these other solutions suffer from under-blocking or over-blocking problems, which is why Blue Coat decided to introduce a consumer product of our own. We wanted a solution for our homes that was as good as what we were delivering to our enterprise customers.

Best of all, as part of the Blue Coat Community Outreach Program, K9 Web Protection is free. And, because K9 Web Protection uses the same technology we offer our enterprise customers, we continue to improve our security features to respond to the latest threats and customer needs. Unlike static security products, our technology is continuously upgraded on your computer to fight malware in real time.

Get FREE continuous protection against malware and inappropriate Web sites. Download K9 Web Protection now