9 Must-Attend Web Filtering Webinars

At Lightspeed Systems HQ in Austin, Texas, summer means scorching hot days, backyard barbecues with lots of sweet tea, and cooling off in Barton Springs. What else do we have on our minds during the dog days of summer? Getting you ready for the upcoming school year, of course!

Web Filter 3: Longhorn was released this spring, and many of our customers have already upgraded their filter. (Upgrading is free to current Web Filter customers — just follow these simple instructions.)

To make your transition to Longhorn easy, and to educate you on the latest features, we’re hosting special webinars. Tune in on Thursdays at 10 a.m. CDT starting June 22 for our summer webinar series: The Summer of Longhorn.

In these one-hour web events, you’ll receive critical information and tips for getting the most out of your Longhorn upgrade. We’ll also be previewing new features coming to Longhorn this summer.

Keep reading for a short calendar of events, and register here for some (or all!) of these jam-packed webinars. This is the perfect time to upgrade your filter and become empowered with the information you need to make your 2017–2018 school year the best ever.

June 22 – User Identification in Longhorn
We’ll go over the methods in which you can identify your users and how to set up authentication. Plus you’ll discover how to use new Identification Method Prioritization.

June 29 – Reporting With Longhorn
Longhorn’s Dynamic Reporting Engine is extremely powerful; we’ll show you how to use it to fit your unique environment.

July 6 – Assignments, Rule Sets, and URL Patterns
You’ll learn how to easily create and apply rule sets. We’ll also cover how to use URL patterns and other rule set policies critical to your filtering.

July 13 – SSL: What It Is and How Longhorn Can Help
We’ll review the basics of SSL and teach you various options for using Web Filter 3: Longhorn to inspect or decrypt this type of traffic for the most accurate policies and reporting.

July 20 – Filtering Mobile Devices
We’ll discuss Longhorn’s MDM capabilities including mobile authentication, SSL and much more in this essential session.

July 27 – SmartPlay: Making YouTube Management Easy and Safe
A new feature coming to Longhorn this summer, SmartPlay makes allowing educational YouTube and Vimeo videos (and blocking inappropriate videos) easy!

August 3 – Database and Custom Categories
Get critical how-to information about Longhorn’s AI machine-learning database. We’ll cover how it categorizes websites, how to look up categories, how to submit websites for review, and how to create custom categories and local categorizations.

August 10 – Blocking Psiphon and Other Filter Bypass Tools
We’ll reveal new features that will help you block and manage filter bypass tools.

August 17 – General Troubleshooting, Tips, and Best Practices
Wrap up your Longhorn education with even more tips to start your school year on the right foot.


Register now to join us for lots of Longhorn learning — and bring your questions as each event will include time for Q&A. We look forward to hosting you this summer!

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