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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 These out-of-date systems provide only basic block/allow port and url-based functionality that have put CIPA Compliance and E-Rate Funding at risk.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, SSL 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 TassoneTeacher and IT Coordonator, Mount St Mary’s Academy
As a K-12 school, Huntingtower School must prevent their 700 plus students and visitors from accessing inappropriate content while on the school premises. Users bypassing content restrictions and VPN services not restricting access were two of the main problems for Ranga Subasinghe, the ICT Sysems Administrator.
We have been using Untangle for the last few years and love it!
Ranga Subasinghe, ICT Systems AdministratorHuntingtower School
Public Sector Complete is available to qualifying state and local government institutions, public schools and libraries. This package contains the same software as NG Firewall Complete, but at a greatly reduced rate.
Nonprofit Complete is available to qualifying notforprofit institutions, NGOs, private schools and religious organizations. This package contains the same software as NG Firewall Complete, but at a greatly reduced rate.
|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|
|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|
|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|