All About Mobile Filtering: iPads and laptops and BYOD and more!
Whether you have a handful of laptops or a 1:1…
Whether you are using PCs or Netbooks or MacBooks…
Whether you are rolling out iPads or iPods or Androids…
…you need to think about mobile filtering.
Mobile filtering protects your users from inappropriate content and ensures CIPA compliance. It can also protect your mobile devices from time-consuming, costly spyware, virus and malware infections. And it can report on how devices are being used, so you can gauge the effectiveness or your mobile learning program.
Even if you’re having students bring their own mobile devices to school, you need to think about if and how they connect to the school network and what you want to filter, as well as how you’ll authenticate them on your school network and secure your primary network from unauthenticated wireless visitors.
Learn about the Lightspeed Mobile Filter from our CFO, Rob Chambers:
Many of our customers have extended and secured their mobile programs with our Mobile Filter:
“We have started to send laptops home with students, and with the Lightspeed Mobile Filter we can make sure the user is protected and the computer is secure. I know where users are going with the computers, and the computers are coming back clean.” – William Phelps, Technology Coordinator, Fremont County School District
“When students or staff take school computers home, we are still responsible for what they do on them. The Lightspeed Mobile Filter blocks inappropriate sites when a school computer is being used at home, just as it would on the school network. Now when the computers come back, they aren’t messed up or infected with viruses and spyware; and I’m confident that the users weren’t accessing things they shouldn’t have been.” – Jim Gaydusek, Senior Technician and Server Administrator, Shelley School District 60
“We had a problem where laptops would be returned with pop-ups and other issues. Unlike antivirus programs, the Lightspeed Mobile Filter prevents users from accessing known bad sites, such as those that might infect the computer with spyware, to begin with. The Lightspeed Mobile Filter is a preventative and proactive solution for us, which keeps our laptop computers running and our mobile users safe—and makes our jobs as system administrators easier.” – J.J. McDermott, Network Administrator, Carroll County Schools
We’d love to hear from you:
What are you doing at your school?
Are you going BYOD or school-supplied?
What challenges are you running into with your mobile learning project?