Online assessments, web-based learning tools, and mobile devices are driving the future of K-12 education. Network administrators have tried costly network upgrades to increase bandwidth and expand the reach of their wi-fi networks, but have found these efforts insufficient.
Unfortunately, most schools still use legacy web filters that are ineffective and inflexible when it comes to allocating what network resources users, apps and devices have access to. These out-of-date systems provide only basic block/allow port and url-based functionality that have put CIPA Compliance and E-Rate Funding at risk. Customers choose Untangle for next generation web filtering which by definition includes application control, HTTPS inspection and bandwidth management, readying classrooms for the demands of the 21st century.
Untangle gives us everything we need for keeping our staff and students safe and at a cost about half that of competitors.
The Internet has presented the education system with some great opportunities and some major headaches. Educators continue to grapple with the best way to help kids use the Internet in school while protecting them from online dangers.
This was the problem facing Steve Tassone, teacher and IT coordinator of Mount St. Mary’s Academy, a private Catholic school in Grass Valley, California.
Untangle’s major features are really vital to us maintaining a safe environment for the kids to learn in.
- Steve Tassone, Teacher and IT Coordonator, Mount St Mary’s Academy
Les Kern, Director of Technology at Minooka Community High School, is in charge of the school’s network and ensuring CIPA compliance. He was using Dell SonicWALL with Open DNS for web filtering, but was sorely disappointed that both were unable to stop web filter avoidance by students using SSL connections.
IC Control stopped filter avoidance techniques students were using that my previous solutions were unable to.
– Les Kern, Director of Technology, Minooka Community High School
|NG Firewall||IC Control|
|Unique and granular policies for students, teachers, administrators, individual classrooms, school sites and district offices|
|Optimized bandwidth for mission-critical traffic (online assessments, web-based learning tools, etc.)|
|Simple tools for network administrators to quickly respond to the dynamic needs of teachers and staff|
|Enables CIPA Compliance|
|Forced Safe Search even if “Safe Search Off” is selected on the device|
|Integration with YouTube for Schools|
|Layer 7 application awareness identifies all incoming application traffic regardless of port destination|
|Policy enforcement for HTTPS and SSL traffic|
|Stops web filter bypass to inappropriate or high-bandwidth content|
|Social media monitoring and control|
|Mobile Policy Enforcement for 1:1 Initiatives|
|Active Directory/LDAP Integration|
|Supports Multiple Active Directory Domains|
|Centralized Management and real-time reporting that lets you drill down to view and control individual user activity|
|Firewall, Router, IPsec VPN, Advanced Antivirus, Spam Blocking, Intrusion Prevention, and Phish Blocking|
|Web Filtering with real-time updates|
|Real-time web page content & textual analysis for uncategorized sites|
With a package discount of up to 60% off list price for software, our Education Complete Package will move you to the head of the class.
Educational institutions also receive a special discount on NG Firewall Appliances. Save 20% off the uSeries Education Complete u150 or u500 appliances and mSeries Education Complete m1500 or m3000 appliances. All Education transactions are subject to review for verification of qualified institutions.
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