Sending devices home isn’t anything new, many schools started their journey to 1:1 years ago. But for those admins whose current circumstances have forced you to escalate that initiative, let’s talk about common challenges and important things you should definitely take into consideration. Network PerformanceFault ToleranceMiTM SSL DecryptionAuthenticationOff-Site Filtering Network Performance - Anytime the network … Continue reading Do you still use an on-site filtering appliance?
By Tom Walker A Brief History of Web Filtering in K-12 Schools When I started my career in K-12 IT, web content filtering in schools was a fairly new creature. The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) was still in its early stages and various approaches to content filtering began to emerge. A handful of companies began to surface as the … Continue reading Web Filtering in K-12 Schools: The Past, Present, and Future
Until recently, K-12 web filtering has been dominated by hardware solutions. Prior to the enactment of the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) nearly 15 years ago, schools had little need or opportunity to change a system that was considered to be acceptable and the norm. However, given the shift towards cloud computing in the last … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why K-12 Schools Are Abandoning Web Filtering Appliances