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Lightspeed Systems and Pomeroy Partner With West Virginia Department of Education to Provide Content Filtering for K-12 Public Schools Statewide

September 29, 2017

The Lightspeed Systems Web Filter was selected as the exclusive content filter for the state’s 700-plus public schools.

AUSTIN, TX. — Technology solution providers Lightspeed Systems and Pomeroy have partnered with the West Virginia Department of Education to provide content filtering for the state’s public schools. After a competitive process and vigorous review of available solutions, the Lightspeed Systems Web Filter was selected by the department to be implemented across 700 school sites.

The Lightspeed Systems Web Filter dashboard

As part of the department’s efforts to bring 21st-century learning opportunities to all West Virginia schools, the WVDE selected the Lightspeed Systems Web Filter to make safe, CIPA-compliant web access available to more than 273,000 students in the state.

The Lightspeed Systems Web Filter is the K-12 market leader in content filtering and designed specifically for the education environment. With powerful mobile filtering and reporting, Web Filter also features:
• An adaptive AI database that leverages machine learning to accurately categorize the Web for education
• Continuous identity management to seamlessly identify users as they change networks and devices
• A dynamic reporting engine featuring live, drill-down reporting
• Smart Play, a proprietary technology that makes more than 35 million education-appropriate videos available to schools while blocking inappropriate content

“The West Virginia Department of Education understands the importance of giving students a safe environment for digital learning,” says Lightspeed Systems President and CEO Brian Thomas. “We’re excited to kick off this partnership with Pomeroy and the WVDE to help West Virginia schools meet their technology goals.”

To learn more about the Lightspeed Systems Web Filter, visit lightspeedsystems.com/products/web-filter/.

About Lightspeed Systems
Lightspeed Systems partners with schools to make learning safe, mobile and easily managed. Partnered with more than 25,000 schools around the world, Lightspeed Systems offers integrated solutions for smarter K-12 school networks: Web Filter, Mobile Manager, Management Bundle for Windows, and Relay for Chrome. To learn more, visit https://www.lightspeedsystems.com.

About Pomeroy
Pomeroy is a recognized industry leader in optimizing IT infrastructures with comprehensive solutions in three key areas: workplace, network, and data center services. Pomeroy helps maximize the availability, efficiency and productivity of companies’ IT infrastructures. Its experienced professionals and strategic partnerships transform IT environments to a future state centered on a pleasing end-user experience supported by advanced, cloud-based, on-demand technologies and services. Learn more at https://www.pomeroy.com.

About the West Virginia Department of Education
The West Virginia Department of Education is a government agency that oversees the public school system in West Virginia, which is responsible for the education of more than 273,000 students in more than 700 schools with 20,000 teachers. Based in Charleston, West Virginia, the department’s goal is to provide a statewide system of education that ensures all students graduate from high school prepared for success in college and/or careers. Learn more at http://wvde.state.wv.us.