Alongside ordinary unencrypted traffic, KinderGate Parental Control 3.0 can be configured to filter HTTPS traffic. The server performs certificate-swapping and morphological filtering on the fly.
What is HTTPS protocol?
Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is a secure protocol for communication over a computer network. HTTP Secure uses certificates to guarantee one is talking to the partner one wants to talk to. This way the connections are verified. Within the past ten years HTTPS has become widespread used for protecting page authenticity on all types of websites, securing accounts and keeping user communications, identity and web browsing private.
Why browsing HTTPS websites can be insecure?
Some sites are not completely hosted over HTTPS and have some pages loaded over HTTP, what makes a user vulnerable to various attacks. If a website has only a certain page loaded over HTTPS (such as a login page that contains sensitive information), while the rest of the website loaded over HTTP, a user becomes exposed to attacks.
Moreover, HTTPS traffic usually stays trusted and usually is not examined. It makes a user vulneurable to attacks and also the page may contain harmful content such as pornography, terrorism and drug related information, etc.
What makes KinderGate different from other similar solutions?
Most of Parental Control solutions can only either block or pass HTTPS encrypted content, while KinderGate Parental Control 3.0 can examine it before it's displayed. The solution uses Man-in-the-Middle technology to go through the opening website. For proceeding this protocol KinderGate uses the same filtering mechanisms and URL categories as for HTTP-traffic filtering. HTTPS-traffic filtering remains unnoticeable for users.
HTTPS traffic filtering in KinderGate Parental Control 3.0
KinderGate Parental Control helps filter HTTPS traffic either by URL categories or by chosen and entered domains.