The 10 Coolest Things That Happened at Lightspeed This Summer (Plus Our Fall Plans)

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Today is the last day of summer, and while those of us at Lightspeed have had our share of summer fun, we’ve also been busy, busy, busy. In just the past few months, we’ve launched all sorts of great new solutions, product developments, partnerships, and features on our company website. In case you missed them, here are the highlights.

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Our Back-to-School Gift to You

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Our Rocket Web Filter and Email Manager customers can expect a nice surprise when they log into their boxes today: a slew of new custom reports that we’ve created and sent straight to your Rocket. That means as students come back to school and back to your network, you’ll have the detailed information you need at your fingertips without having to do a thing!

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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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The Top 4 Uses for Web Zones

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Are your teachers and administrators using Web Zones? If not, they’re missing out on an important feature inside Lightspeed Systems Web Filter.

So what’s a Web Zone? Think of a Web Zone as a private room: Basically, teachers set up a zone to expand or restrict Web access temporarily. Although Web Filter’s flexible and customizable policies are ideal in most scenarios, there are times when individuals, small groups or classes may need more or less access to the Internet for a while. One way to accomplish this is with Web Zones.

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The Power of the Web Activity Report

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Blocking and allowing content is only half of the web filtering story. The other half is reporting. You need data about what your users are doing — and the information you want to see is probably different than the information someone else wants to see so it’s important that those reports be customizable. That’s what we provide with the Web Activity report.

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Announcing Our New Solution, Teacher Dashboard

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Teacher Dashboard, new from Lightspeed Systems

Unburdened IT departments, empowered teachers, efficient instruction, and productive students: If a school device program is equipped with tools for balancing management, all this is possible.

Meet Teacher Dashboard, the new solution from Lightspeed Systems. Through Teacher Dashboard’s clean, easy-to-use interface, teachers control classroom management so IT can focus on network management. Here, teachers have fast access to Lightspeed Systems Web Filter, Mobile Manager, Classroom Orchestrator and new content database Campus Library.

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