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Web Filtering

 eSafety4Schools uses Netsweeper (listed in the Glossary of the Ofsted E-Safety Requirements guide) and its own in-house developed software to enable a whole school approach of age appropriate filtering and Reporting for both http and https Internet traffic.  Netsweeper is used in thousands of schools in the UK and around the world has millions of educational and business customers.

 

Web Filtering from eSafety4schools is deployed in a state of the art Datacentre with build in redundancy back-up and 24/7 support. Via a simple change of the schools Proxy the service can be up and running in minutes with no down time, no site visits and no equipment necessary on the schools site.

 

Pre-configured policies – Pupil, Staff and Teacher are already set up and enabled based on BECTA requirements and as used by many LA’s throughout the UK.  For more specific group level filtering and reporting AD directory and other LDAP database can be used to enable single sign-on – again this is all set up and configured for the school as part of the provisioning service.

 

With over 20 years’ experience of deploying web filtering to schools the team at eSafety4schools is able to quickly and efficiently transfer over your existing policies, guide you through the management portal and answer all your support questions and queries.

 

Once set up the on-going management of eSafety4schools web filtering service can be undertaken by the schools themselves, their chosen 3rd party Partner or eSafety4schools as part of the ‘Protect’ service offering.

 

Additional benefits include

  • Comprehensive reporting as standard
  • Adherence to the governments PREVENT strategy
  • Own school allow/deny list
  • Customisable deny page to incorporate the school’s logo, motif and AUP
  • The Netsweeper AI engines reviews and categorises each site
  • Embedded web threat scanning capabilities, capable of identifying and blocking zero-hour and known web-borne viruses, spyware, malware and other forms of malicious code
  • Numerous customisable polices can be configured so YouTube or Facebook or other social media sites can be allowed or denied as you the school sees fit – not how the LA prescribes to you.
  • Netsweeper is an active member of the IWF and the Netsweeper solution is used in over 4,000 schools in the UK meeting all current LA requirements and was BECTA accredited