updated 4/19/2011 10:17:42 AM ET 2011-04-19T14:17:42

LOS ANGELES, April 19, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WebPurify ( www.webpurify.com ), the leading profanity filter service for the web, announced today that it has launched a new application -- the WebPurify Image Filter. The inexpensive, easy-to-use Automated Image Filter Service quickly scans user-submitted images for adult content. The service returns results within three minutes of submission, and objectionable content is automatically deleted. The WebPurify profanity filter has been implemented by leading media companies such as PBS.com and marketing agency Deep Focus. WebPurify currently filters more than 1 million submissions every day for its clients.  

WebPurify CFO Joshua Buxbaum commented, "We offer a complete range of prices and a la carte options so that webmasters at every level -- from individual bloggers to Fortune 500 companies -- can afford to use our services. Filtering profanity is a real concern for any administrator who wants to guard visitors to their website, especially children, from offensive language and images. As anyone who regularly uses the Internet knows, it's very easy to stumble onto objectionable material."  

WebPurify clients can opt to display a "Protected by WebPurify" badge on their website, which is free with any level of service, to reassure visitors that their content has been 'WebPurified.'

WebPurify's profanity and image filters allow site administrators to monitor their posting boards without expending considerable time or money. The service has also been customized for non-web based applications, such as text-to-screen displays at concerts and sporting events.

WebPurify offers low cost packages that range from a $35-per-year plug-in license for publishing platforms such as WordPress, Drupal and Movable Type to a $500-per-year enterprise license. The enterprise license offers unlimited languages, SSL encryption, an integration console, and advanced reporting. The service presently supports English, French, Italian, Spanish and Arabic and is in the process of adding new languages including German. Customers can also add words from any language to their self-maintained white and black lists. Although no filter is 100% accurate, WebPurify is designed to minimize false positives.

WebPurify is based in Los Angeles, California. For more information on the company and using its services, or to download a free trial API Key, please visit www.webpurify.com

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