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Filter Bypass Tools: What Schools Need to Know About Psiphon, Ultrasurf, Hotspot Shield & More

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A Q&A with Lightspeed Systems VP of Product Development Rob Chambers

Q: What are Psiphon, Ultrasurf and Hotspot Shield?
A: They’re tools designed to bypass internet content filters, designed particularly for use in countries that filter and limit internet access for their citizens.

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Help Lightspeed Fight Cyberbullying. Take Our Survey

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Protecting students and preventing cyberbullying, violence and self-harm are at the core of what we do at Lightspeed Systems. To fight bullying from all fronts, we’ve created solutions like suspicious search query reports in Web Filter 3: Longhorn, real-time suspicious term alerts in Relay for Google Chrome, and teacher device monitoring via Classroom Orchestrator.

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Selective Transparent Proxy: Try This Updated Feature to Balance SSL Insight With Network Load

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The Lightspeed Systems team worked hard this summer so you don’t have to during your busy school year.

For those of our community members using the Web Filter as a transparent proxy, we’ve got some great news. We’ve made it easy to use transparent proxy for specific domains with selective transparent proxy.

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Ready for School? Here Are 5 Helpful Tips for Your Web Filter Setup

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Just like the solar eclipse, summer has come and gone in the blink of an eye. Whether school has already started for you or you’re still waiting for students to come pouring in, Lightspeed Systems has you covered with tips, tricks and new tools and features to make the 2017-2018 school year your best one yet.

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Where to Find Lightspeed in the Fall Trade Show Season

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As students start to roam the halls this fall, the ed-tech community returns to convention show floors for the many upcoming education technology trade shows.

The Lightspeed Systems team attends events large and small around the country (and around the world) to meet you, show you what’s new, answer your questions and make sure you go home with one of our famous Lightspeed foam rockets.

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Here’s How to Block Students From Using Psiphon, Ultrasurf and Hotspot Shield

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Students have always sought ways to get around your school’s content filter – and we’ve always been a step ahead with innovative features to protect your users, your network, and your school. The latest feature in Lightspeed Systems Web Filter 3: Longhorn gives you more power than ever, with new Filter Bypass Controls that block even the toughest bypass tools, like Psiphon, Ultrasurf, Hotspot Shield and more!

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10 Tips to Customize Your K-12 School Web Filter

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At the heart of our K-12 school web filter, Web Filter 3: Longhorn, is the adaptive AI database. Our Web Filter has a robot army and human team reviewing millions of URLs in our database each day, keeping students safe online. This means school IT teams have the freedom to focus on other projects, like customizing the filter to fit their districts’ needs.

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