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The Revolutionary New Way for Schools to Optimize Tech Use: Introducing Analytics Powered by Relay

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Education is increasingly going digital. School leaders used to dream of putting a device in each student’s hands; now, 74% of K-12 schools have more than one device per student.

It’s more important than ever for schools to make informed decisions about their edtech. Analytics powered by Relay pulls together all usage information for devices, apps, applications, and online resources into a single, actionable dashboard so schools can:
∙ Maximize ROI: Identify used and unused licenses and their associated costs for all resources, by school and group
∙ Drive adoption: Pinpoint groups or users with low adoption of key resources to target training and professional development efforts
∙ Maintain compliance: Spot out-of-compliance or rogue applications that could present privacy or data security concerns

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How Relay Revolutionizes SSL Decryption in Schools

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“I made one small error in a PAC file and my whole school lost internet access.”

“Certificate management is my biggest challenge.”

“SSL decryption is necessary but takes too much time and money.”

We used to hear these things all the time from school IT teams. Now we hear:

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How Relay Keeps Students Safer

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Web filtering in today’s schools is about more than blocking and allowing web sites; it’s also about keeping students safe — from inappropriate content as well as from things like bullying and self-harm — while still allowing the learning and collaboration mobile technology brings. Relay is a smarter filter that keeps students safer.

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5 Tips to Boost Cybersecurity in Your School

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October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. For K-12, it’s a good time to reflect on your efforts to protect your network and educate students on the importance of cybersecurity. When students and staff are online, they’re vulnerable to cybercriminals stealing data, passwords, and much more.

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4 Reasons Relay Reports Rock

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In a recent customer survey, we asked the question, “What do you like most about Lightspeed Systems?” One of the top answers was our products’ reporting.

We’ve continued to optimize the reporting in Relay to bring you the best experience. Whether you have 100 students or 100,000, your filter reports need to be intuitive, detailed, and able to surface critical student web activity.

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Why Securly’s Response Showcases Its Limitations

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Lightspeed Systems has provided content filtering software to K-12 schools for 20 years. In this time, we have not disparaged other solutions.

Recently, we became aware of fundamental issues with the way Securly and GoGuardian Admin block and allow content, particularly pornography. We decided we must make this information known to school districts who rely on them for CIPA compliance and student safety.

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