3 Things to Know for April

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1. Solve your SSL problems right now.
The No. 1 frustration in school IT departments right now is how to handle encrypted traffic over sites like Google and YouTube. VP of Development Rob Chambers has written a blog post explaining why decrypting is the way to go. Read why you should decrypt — and exactly how to configure your Lightspeed Systems Web Filter for advanced SSL decryption — here.

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3 Things to Know for March

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1. Are you using Launch?
Are you using Launch (http://launch.lightspeedsystems.com) to log into your Lightspeed Systems solutions? This simple dashboard gives admins and teachers single sign-on to the product features they need, so IT gets easy access to admin tools while teachers get basic management tools and our Campus LibraryHere is an introduction to Launch; here is information on how to create teacher accounts.

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What Your Suspicious Activity Reports Should Be Telling You

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When you’re checking out a new content filtering solution, its marketing materials will probably boast about the filter’s advanced reporting. But the truth is the reporting capabilities of web filter solutions — especially those built for enterprise rather than schools — vary wildly. And if your IT department is managing a network of hundreds or thousands of devices, you can’t afford to spend precious office hours monitoring daily web activity.

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