A selecting a certified filter from the Communication Alliance Family Friendly Filter Program ensures that filter has been rigorously and independently tested by Enex TestLab.
Family Friendly Filters
To specifically qualify for Family Friendly Filter status and be listed on this page, a filter must undergo rigorous independent testing to ensure that it meets the criteria as set out in the relevant Industry Code.
These include effectiveness, ease of use, configurability, availability of support and agreement by the filter company providing the filter to update the filter as required by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner, for example where the Office determines following a complaint that a specified site is prohibited under Australian law.
Classes of Accredited Filters
The Office of the eSafety Commissioner has 4 levels of classification for certified filters:
- Unclassified: Block websites on the eSafety Commissioner’s Prohibited URL Filter (PUF) list and are recommended for 18+ years of age.
- Class 1: Recommended for children over 15 years of age
- Class 2: Recommended for children between 10 and 15 years of age.
- Class 3: Recommended for children under 10 years of age.
Class 3 is the highest certification.
|Vendor||Product||Version||Certification||Certification Date||Expiry Date||Status|
|NortonLifeLock Inc.||Norton Family||184.108.40.206||Class 3||March 2022||March 2023||Valid|
|NortonLifeLock Inc.||Norton 360 w/Family||220.127.116.11||Class 3||March 2022||March 2023||Valid|
|Safe Surfer Ltd||Safe Surfer||2.6.0||Class 1||March 2022||March 2023||Valid|
|Trend Micro||Maximum Security||17.7||Class 1||February 2022||February 2023||Valid|
|Trend Micro||Home Network Security||6.92||Class 1||December 2022||December 2023||Valid|
|Netspark Inc.||Canopy||2.7.2||Class 3||December 2021||December 2022||Valid|
|McAfee||Safe Family||2.9||Class 1||December 2019||December 2020||Expired|
|McAfee||Safe Family||18.104.22.168||Class 3||December 2021||December 2022||Valid|
|McAfee||Secure Home Platfrom||3.24||Class 3||November 2021||November 2022||Valid|
|Exetel||Home Secure||0.1||Class 3||January 2021||January 2022||Expired|
|Family Zone||Family Zone||Class 3||January 2020||January 2021||Expired|
|Australian Private Networks||Service offering||Class 3||June 2018||June 2019||Expired|
|Symantec||Norton Family||22.214.171.124||Class 1||July 2017||July 2018||Expired|