This Competing School Filter Blocks Only 40 Percent of Pornographic Websites

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There’s been some disparaging content about “URL-based filtering” lately – suggesting that it isn’t able to effectively block without over-blocking. At Lightspeed Systems, we understand that while educational content shouldn’t be over-blocked, adult content shouldn’t be under-blocked, either. Schools need to maintain that fine balance – and Lightspeed Systems has built the technology that delivers the balance schools need.

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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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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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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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16 Questions to Ask Before You Buy a Web Filter

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Thinking about purchasing or renewing a web filter? Before you do, make sure you get the answers to these top questions.

1. Does it filter all devices? How does it filter iPads?
Your network has a mix of devices and you need a filter that can handle them all. Otherwise, you’re adding complexity to your daily routine instead of simplifying it.

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Your Top Questions About Relay Smart Agents, Answered

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What are IT’s biggest challenges with filtering today? Last week, we hosted a special webinar on the future of filtering. Here’s what attendees said are their biggest filtering headaches:

– 64%: filtering SSL traffic
– 56%: filtering social media and video
– 44%: filtering multiple device OSes
– 22%: managing filtering hardware

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3 Ways Lightspeed’s Classroom Stands Out in K-12 Ed-Tech

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Classroom learning and device tech are evolving faster than ever. Now, it’s essential to empower teachers with advanced tools and solutions to monitor class activity and keep students engaged.

Lightspeed Systems Classroom, now available for Chrome OS, represents a step up from current device monitoring tools by effectively measuring student productivity with machine learning.



Artificial intelligence isn’t the only thing that makes Classroom stand out. Here’s what sets Classroom apart from other classroom management solutions, according to our friends and partners at Amplified IT.

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