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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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How to Easily Decrypt SSL on Any Device

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Hate setting up proxy servers, trust certificates, or PAC files for SSL decryption? You’re not alone; SSL decryption is a time-consuming, costly process.

Unfortunately, schools can’t afford to not get full reporting on HTTPS traffic. More than half of all websites are encrypted, including Google and YouTube. It’s critical for schools to decrypt this traffic in order to set filtering policies and get accurate reports on student activity.

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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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Using Data for Good: How Relay Reports & Insights Save Lives

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Lightspeed Systems’ goal is to provide schools with smart, advanced tools to help keep students protected from harm. Technology plays a critical role in advancing learning. Sadly, exposure to the internet (and social media, specifically) is linked to an increased risk of depression and other mental health issues. Among 12- to 17-year-olds, suicide is the second leading cause of death.

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We Love Teachers — So We Gave Them Smarter Classroom Management

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It’s Teacher Appreciation Day! One day isn’t enough for these classroom heroes, so here are some of the ways we show appreciation for teachers every day.

1. The best classroom management solution
With our new Classroom, classroom management is easier and smarter than ever. Classroom was designed with feedback from teachers and schools to liberate teachers from their desks, increase engagement, and simplify classroom management in a room full of students on devices.

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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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Make Classroom Management Easy. Attend Our Webinar!

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How are your teachers managing student devices in the classroom? Can they easily they see who’s working, who needs help, and who is off-task? Do they have access to automated teaching assistance, with easy teacher-to-student messaging, insights and access controls? Are you leveraging the latest in artificial-intelligence technology to improve learning outcomes at your school?

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