Join the Filtering Revolution! Get Relay for Every OS Now

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After months of testing, pilot studies, and rigorous feedback processes, Relay‘s Smart Agents are here! We’re happy to announce Smart Agents for Windows, Mac and iOS are in general release.

This means you can deploy Smart Agents to your Windows, Mac, iOS and Chrome devices now. The best part? Because Relay lives in the cloud, school districts can set it up quickly — in as few as 15 minutes.

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Thinking About Cloud Filtering? 10 Things You Need to Know About Switching From Hardware

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Have you thought about cloud filtering? 94% of school districts surveyed in COSN’s Annual Infrastructure Survey say they leverage some type of cloud-based software system. With the popularity of cloud-based LMSes such as Google Classroom and the widespread adoption of Chromebooks for one-to-one deployments, schools are increasingly reliant on cloud-based systems to power learning.

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Your Biggest Questions About Relay’s Smart Agents, Answered

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We’ve just announced our new Smart Agents for Mac and Windows, making our cloud filter, Relay, a smart solution that goes way beyond Chromebooks. Filtering a Chromebook is pretty straightforward since it’s tied into G Suite and filtering the device primarily comes down to filtering a browser. Filtering Windows and Mac machines is more complicated. Here are answers to the most common questions we get about our new Smart Agents for Mac and Windows.

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What’s So Smart About Smart Agents?

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Smart Agents power Relay’s multi-OS content filtering. But what makes Smart Agents so smart?

Self-Contained SSL Decryption
Decrypting SSL has been one of the top challenges for schools in web filtering. It involved setting up a trusted-man-in-the-middle proxy server, creating PAC files, or managing trust certificates. Smart Agents do all that — on their own!

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Why Schools Choose Relay Over GoGuardian, Securly and iBoss

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It’s time to think about your filter for next year. How are you going to keep your students safe and your devices protected?

Relay is our hardware-free cloud platform that offers filtering, monitoring, management, and more for all your devices. It’s the result of 20 years of experience in the market and offers groundbreaking innovations. We know it’s the best solution for most schools. Instead of offering feature checklists, we like to focus on what we do best — based on what our thousands of school customers have told us.

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16 Questions to Ask Before You Buy a Web Filter

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Thinking about purchasing or renewing a web filter? Before you do, make sure you get the answers to these top questions.

1. Does it filter all devices? How does it filter iPads?
Your network has a mix of devices and you need a filter that can handle them all. Otherwise, you’re adding complexity to your daily routine instead of simplifying it.

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We Need You! Take This Survey to Inform Our Research and Keep Kids Safe

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Over the past 20 years Lightspeed Systems has led K-12 internet filtering and device management, we’ve seen many changes. Technology and digital learning are evolving at a rapid pace.

For all of us in the Lightspeed Systems community, the safety of students is top priority. Having data on student web activity is essential for school IT and administration to monitor inappropriate, dangerous behavior.

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Who’s Winning the Device Wars? Here’s Our Take

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The device wars are heating up in education. On Tuesday, Apple announced its new iPad, complete with Apple Pencil support and a special discount for schools. Almost simultaneously, Acer announced its first Chrome OS tablet. Recent reports show that Microsoft devices are on the rise in education, too.

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