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How to Easily Decrypt SSL on Any Device

Hate setting up proxy servers, trust certificates, or PAC files for SSL decryption? You’re not alone; SSL decryption is a time-consuming, costly process. Unfortunately, schools can’t afford to not get full reporting on HTTPS traffic. More than half of all websites are encrypted,

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Your Biggest Questions About SmartAgents™ Answered

We’ve just announced our new SmartAgents for Mac and Windows, making our cloud filter, Lightspeed Filter (formerly Relay), a smart solution that goes way beyond Chromebooks. Filtering a Chromebook is pretty straightforward since it’s tied into G Suite and filtering

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What’s So Smart About Smart Agents?

Smart Agents power Relay’s multi-OS content filtering. But what makes Smart Agents so smart? Self-Contained SSL Decryption Decrypting SSL has been one of the top challenges for schools in web filtering. It involved setting up a trusted-man-in-the-middle proxy server, creating PAC

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Using Data for Good: How Lightspeed Reports & Insights Save Lives

Lightspeed Systems’ goal is to provide schools with smart, advanced tools to help keep students protected from harm. Technology plays a critical role in advancing learning. Sadly, exposure to the internet (and social media, specifically) is linked to an increased risk of

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Your Top Questions About Relay Smart Agents, Answered

What are IT’s biggest challenges with filtering today? Last week, we hosted a special webinar on the future of filtering. Here’s what attendees said are their biggest filtering headaches: 64%: filtering SSL traffic 56%: filtering social media and video 44%: filtering multiple device OSes

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3 Ways Lightspeed’s Classroom Stands Out in K-12 Ed-Tech

Classroom learning and device tech are evolving faster than ever. Now, it’s essential to empower teachers with advanced tools and solutions to monitor class activity and keep students engaged. Lightspeed Classroom Management, now available for Chrome OS, represents a step

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Who’s Winning the Device Wars? Here’s Our Take

The device wars are heating up in education. On Tuesday, Apple announced its new iPad, complete with Apple Pencil support and a special discount for schools. Almost simultaneously, Acer announced its first Chrome OS tablet. Recent reports show that Microsoft devices are on

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Find Out How Students Are Using Key Resources With New Report

How are your students spending time online? Are they fully engaged in your LMS or not logging in often enough to justify the cost? Do they use YouTube to watch educational videos or dangerous, violent content? With Lightspeed Filter (formerly

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The Most Popular Websites in Every Grade Level May Surprise You

Last year, we told you about most popular websites among K-12 students: We learned Google dominates the K-12 device space — particularly due to the large number of Chromebooks in education — and that education sites are most-visited types of URLs. We wanted to take

Reimagine the inspired and interactive classroom for remote, hybrid, and in-person learning. Lightspeed Classroom Management™ gives teachers real-time visibility and control of their students’ digital workspaces and online activity.

  • Ensure all students interact with only the right online curriculum — precisely when they’re supposed to use it.
  • Push out vetted curriculum links to all students at the same time.
  • Block inappropriate or distracting web sites and apps.

Ensure scalable & efficient learning device management. The Lightspeed Mobile Device Management™ system ensures safe and secure management of student learning resources with real-time visibility and reporting essential for effective distance learning.

  • A centralized, cloud-based solution for infinitely scalable device, application, and policy controls
  • Self-Service App Library, where teachers and students
    can access and install approved curriculum and learning tools
  • Remotely deploy, change, and revoke hundreds of policies and educational applications, while reducing typical downtime and costs

Prevent suicides, cyberbullying, and schoolviolence. Lightspeed Alert™ supports district administrators and selected personnel with advanced AI to detect and report potential threats before it’s too late.

  • Human review
  • Real-time alerts that flag signs of a potential threat
  • Intervene quickly before an incident occurs.
  • Activity logs provide visibility into online activity before and after a flagged event

Protect students from harmful online content. Lightspeed Filter™ is the best-in-class solution that acts as a solid barrier to inappropriate or illicit online content to ensure students’ online safety 24/7.

  • Powered by the most comprehensive database in the industry built through 20 years of web indexing and machine learning.
  • Ensure CIPA compliance
  • Block millions of inappropriate, harmful, and unknown sites, images, and video including YouTube
  • Keep parents informed with the Lightspeed Parent Portal™

Gain complete visibility into students’ online learning. Lightspeed Analytics™ gives districts robust data on the effectiveness of any tools they implement so they can take a strategic approach to their technology stack and streamline reporting.

  • Track education technology adoption and usage trends, eliminate redundancy, and drive ROI
  • Monitor app and content consumption to facilitate early adoption and effective utilization
  • Assess risk with visibility into student data privacy and security compliance