Geeks On Call Partners with ProtectTheChildren.com to Market Biometric Internet Safety Controls for Kids
Unique Parental Tools and Controls to Keep Children Safe From Online Threats
NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 19 // PRNewswire-FirstCall // -- Geeks On Call Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: GOCH), a premier national provider of professional IT solutions to small business and residential customers through its national network of franchise and Company-owned locations under the trade names Geeks On Call(R), 1-800-905-GEEK(TM), CallTheGeeks.com(TM) and Call The Geeks(TM), announced today that it has entered into a strategic Co-Marketing Agreement with Biometric Security Group, Inc. (BSG), the parent company of ProtectTheChildren.com, to market and sell BSG's unique cyber security products through their national network of Franchisees and Company-owned branches.
The package that Geeks On Call will be selling includes:
- BSG's Biometric Fingerprint Mouse, which is the ultimate cyber security hardware for protecting children online from cyber-bullying and online predators and the only Vista-compatible fingerprint mouse, which has FIPS 140-2 compliance with 256 AES Encryption. This is the same level of encryption used by the U.S. government and military to protect confidential data. The mouse allows only the authorized fingerprint to adjust parental controls such as times of Internet access and restricting of access to chat rooms and social networking sites. The product also provides real-time monitoring from any computer in the world to stop problems before they occur.
- The renowned Net Nanny(TM) Family Safety Software for the Internet, which has been named the number #1 Internet filtering software worldwide for the past two years by PC Magazine. Net Nanny's state-of-the-art dynamic filtering engine ensures that family members won't be exposed to pornography and other inappropriate content. Net Nanny is highly customizable, permitting each family member to have his or her own filtering settings, rather than forcing the family into a "one size fits all" scenario. Powerful remote management tools allow parents to maintain Internet settings remotely.
- $2500 worth of insurance for identity theft protection, plus $1000 in virus protection and physical damage insurance to provide for repairs of household computers.
- Geeks On Call's Parents' Guide to Internet Safety. A comprehensive guide to web-safe practices for children and parents. Designed to help children and parents avoid the negative side of the Internet and enjoy the unique tool for learning and entertainment that it is meant to be.
"Internet safety is a growing concern among parents and guardians and Net Nanny's mission is to protect children and families from the dark side of the Internet, and we're proud to be aligned with companies that proactively share this vision," said Jack Sunderlage, President and CEO of ContentWatch. "This bundle of technology and education will greatly eliminate the chances of kids being exposed to such threats as cyber-bullying, pornography and Internet predators."
Geeks On Call CEO Richard Cole said, "We are proud to partner with ProtectTheChildren.com, a company dedicated to empowering parents to protect their children and their identity online. Both the educational advantages and the dangers to children on the Internet are growing at an alarming rate. It troubles me to see statistics about how so many of our children "talk" in chat rooms or use instant messaging with strangers and even post personal information on the Internet. This security product should give parents the peace of mind to know that their children can now take advantage of the educational aspects of the Internet without venturing into areas that could possibly expose them to harm without their knowledge."
To view a video version of the above quote by Richard Cole on Stock News Now, click here (http://www.stocknewsnow.com/issuers/GOCH.OB?code=EV3QU7).
About BSG & ProtectTheChildren.com
Biometric Security Group, Inc. is the manufacturer of Internet security-related products containing their proprietary biometric features, which are offered through the web site ProtectTheChildren.com. The site is designed to offer their products to the general public as well as civic and non-profit organizations. Their security packages contain BSG's Biometric Fingerprint Mouse, the #1 Internet filtering software Net Nanny, insurance for protection from identity theft, viruses and physical damage to computers, and now the Parents' Guide to Internet Safety from Geeks On Call. Visit www.protectthechildren.com.
About Geeks On Call
Geeks On Call is a wholly owned subsidiary of Geeks On Call Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: GOCH). Founded in 1999, the Company is a pioneer in the mobile, rapid-response on-site IT service concept. Under the trade names Geeks On Call(R), 1-800-905-GEEK(TM), and CallTheGeeks.com(TM), the Company's certified IT professionals service small businesses and residential customers through its national network of franchise and Company-owned locations. They provide computer privacy and security solutions, hardware and network installations and troubleshooting, as well as repairs, upgrades and consulting. Geeks On Call also co-markets through endorsed vendor relationships with other Franchisors, who offer GOC services to their franchisees as a value-added benefit. Over 250 independently owned and operated franchises have been granted, with new franchise and Corporate locations opening regularly.
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