Lightspeed Systems Europe has released an update to its award-winning Web Filter for education to provide balanced filtering for mobile and collaborative learning with increased speed and ease.
This next-generation solution boasts a streamlined interface, as well as a powerful UNIX-based platform running on a Rocket appliance, support for mobile devices and an integrated social learning platform.
The changing technology landscape has brought new challenges to the education sector when it comes to web filtering. From increased bandwidth and mobile learning programs to dynamic content, the next-generation Lightspeed Systems Web Filter is designed to help meet these challenges and strike a balance between learning and safety.
The updated web filter solution includes flexible filtering for desktop and mobile devices – on or off the network – as well as a complete integrated collaboration platform with My Big Campus, the safe social learning site created purely for the education sector. It also features an advanced web traffic reporting module, delivering comprehensive real-time information on network traffic and user activity, all of which runs on a UNIX-based appliance that can filter up to 10Gb of web traffic.
The advanced web traffic reporting module delivers real-time information on network traffic and user activity
Commenting on this latest development, Rob Chambers, Vice President of Product Development for Lightspeed, said:
“This solution reflects our years of working with education on web filtering. We've listened to their needs and made a product that brings the best of our web filtering features into a faster platform with an updated reporting engine—all with a new interface that makes managing web filtering and reporting on user activity easier than ever.
“The next-generation Lightspeed Web Filter is all the things we know an education filter needs to be: safe, fast, mobile, collaborative, and easy.”
With a singular focus on education, Lightspeed Systems’ product development, support, and training is dedicated to meeting the unique needs of the sector. The next-generation web filtering and reporting solution offers educational establishments that are struggling with limited resources and increasing demands a safe way to help today's students utilise new technologies and develop 21st century skills without increasing the workload of IT staff or educators.