10 Reasons Schools Love Lightspeed
Filtering at Home
Allowing students to take their Chromebooks home opens up big, 24/7 learning opportunities. But you need to filter those devices even when they're off your school network. Lightspeed makes it easy with end-to-end protection, wherever the devices go. Plus, features like After School Rules allow you to change your policies when devices are at home. Parents will rest easy!
"I love the fact that it extends to the students' homes to continue their protection at home while online."— Melinda Setchell, Technology Integration Specialist, St. Joseph Catholic School
Simple SSL Handling
Decrypting SSL traffic for critical reporting (like Google terms searched and YouTube videos watched) used to be a challenge. No more! Lightspeed gives you all this insight with no proxy, no PAC files, and no certificates. What will you do with all your free time?
"I love that I can enable a view into SSL traffic while simplifying configuration and easing hardware limitations. No more SSL exclude list to update."— Daniel Ketchum, System Administrator, Avondale Elementary School District #44
Sure, you need your filter to block inappropriate activity. But the reports are where you'll spend your time. With Lightspeed, you'll know how devices are being used so you can keep all your users on track.
"I was really impressed with the details that I can see — flagged content, etc. I LOVE having the ability to see activity everywhere the students go. That is the absolute best thing that I have discovered so far."— Pam Bojrab, Technology Coordinator, St. Charles Borromeo School
You've put the power of the internet in your students' hands. Now you need to keep them safe! Lightspeed's customizable, real-time alerts on dangerous activity (like documents about suicide, or searches about bombs or guns) ensure your students are protected and you're in control.
"Relay has helped improve safety and given us the ability to flag inappropriate content, which has been very reassuring to our school board and parents as we roll out 1:1."— Trey Breeden, Technical Program Manager, Community High School District 155
The Convenience of the Cloud
You have enough to manage. With Lightspeed, you can skip the hardware and enjoy the benefits of the cloud: get set up in minutes, enjoy automatic enhancements and fixes, and get limitless scalability, redundancy, privacy and security. Lightspeed runs in AWS, so it's easy, secure, fast, and scalable for every school. Let us take care of the hardware and maintenance.
"It's completely hosted and integrated with Google apps. It makes it 100 times easier to manage! No hardware to take care of, no updates, nothing in-line."— Chris Hornbeck, System Administrator, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp
Easy to Use
Save time with every task, change, or report, thanks to Lightspeed's intuitive, user-friendly interface.
"Relay has a very simple and user-friendly interface and works very well in filtering our students."— Nate Wurster, Microcomputer Specialist, Galway Central Schools
Who doesn't love to save money? With Lightspeed, you'll maximize use of the devices for big educational benefits. You'll also save money with a single SAAS platform, and smart features like Device Detective to locate lost and stolen devices.
"It is lowering the cost of monitoring student devices."— Courtnie Mullen, Technology Integration Specialist, Altamont Community School District #10
Different Policies for Different Groups
All your users are not the same, so Lightspeed makes it easy to set different policies by group, user, day/time, and more. Give older students more access, limit students who try to circumvent your AUP, open up sites on weekends — the choice is yours (and it just takes a second).
"It's very easy to set the filtering for each student OU. Some have different needs and the categories make them easier to control."— John Sedwick, Technology Integration Specialist, Anderson Community School Corp
Those Chromebooks are being used in classrooms across your district. Empower teachers with screen monitoring, device locks, screen broadcast, link/file share, and a lot more.
"I love Classroom. It is improving our ability to manage and control what students can do on our devices. It gives us more protection than what we had and it gives our teachers the ability to monitor student devices more effectively."— Lindsey Keely, Instructional Technology Coordinator, Lafayette Parish School System
Easy to Set Up, Quick to See Results
That's right: even though school has started, it's not too late to get Lightspeed! It only takes a couple of minutes to get it set up and running.
"I like its simplicity and ability to integrate quickly into our existing environment. I love how easy it was to deploy and manage."— Justin Koehn, Systems Administrator, Wilson County Schools