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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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Top 6 Reasons Schools Should Decrypt Google Traffic

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Schools are increasingly turning to Google services for productivity, collaboration, communication, research, and more. And when they do, the biggest challenge is being able to monitor and filter user activity across that encrypted Google traffic. Once traffic is encrypted (as Google and other services increasingly are), it’s more difficult to get full information on the URLs and activity for your web filtering and reporting. The solution is decrypting Google-bound traffic as a trusted man in the middle proxy. We’ll cover the why first and then get to the how.

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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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6 Reasons I Love Rocket Web Filter

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Lightspeed Systems has partnered with more than 25,000 schools worldwide, and we love nothing more than hearing about how our school partners are using our solutions successfully.

We recently chatted with customer John Litchenberg, instructional technology specialist for Falcon School District 49, which serves 21,000 students in Peyton, Colorado. Here are John’s six favorite things about using Rocket Web Filter.

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Things You Didn’t Know Lightspeed Can Do

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We’re always enhancing our solutions with new features schools need. We add features so quickly, you might not even know all the things Lightspeed Systems can do for you.

Did you know Lightspeed can:

Manage any OS – That’s right. You can manage iOS, MacOS, Windows, Android and even Chromebooks all from a single console. [Learn more]

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Q&A: Everything You Need to Know About the Lightspeed Systems Management Bundle for Windows

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We’ve been working on it for months. We’ve been hinting about it for weeks. Today, we’re excited to finally announce our game-changing new solution.

Meet the Lightspeed Systems Management Bundle for Windows — the complete solution for managing, monitoring and filtering Windows devices in schools. Lightspeed has always endeavored to make school IT professionals’ jobs easier. Our new solution does just that: It gives IT greater control of student devices while also helping them save time on a day-to-day basis.

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