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The Pioneer Solution in
Online Filtering for Education

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Our patented web filtering technology was imagined and designed exclusively for education. Lightspeed Filter combines decades of web filtering experience and AI learning with a support team that is trained to specialise in the needs of your school, organisation, or hybrid learning environment.  

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Protect Students From Harmful Online Content

The best web filter for schools

Lightspeed Filter (formerly Relay) is powered by the most comprehensive database of education-focused online content in the industry from 20 years of web indexing. Patented Lightspeed agents leverage advanced AI to automatically block millions of inappropriate and harmful sites, images, and videos. Lightspeed Filter helps technology teams scale student safety with our cloud-based, device-level protections that work across all devices, operating systems, and learning environments. 

Protect Students with compliant content filtering

Built for out-of-the-box compliance of the Children’s Internet Protect Act, Lightspeed Filter is the only content filtering software on the market that employs all four key components of accurate, consistent protections: a comprehensive database for effective filtering, always-on web crawling, advanced machine learning, and in-house data scientists. 

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Teach and browse YouTube safely

With our proprietary SmartPlay™ technology, Lightspeed Filter makes YouTube a safe and reliable instructional tool. Out of the box, SmartPlay’s patented agents and mature database effectively block millions of inappropriate videos, thumbnails, and recommended by YouTube content. Customisable policy controls enable admins to set parameters and selectively allow and permit content—including videos and comments, by year, group, class, and site types—without being overly restrictive. 

Advanced controls for maximum customisation

Lightspeed Filter’s advanced controls prevent students from bypassing restrictions. Control policies that allow or deny access based on individuals or groups—from educators to IT administrators to school officials. Give your team the visibility into student online activity to ensure secure, consistent learning experiences for all students across devices.  

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Empower parents with student activity insights

Whether parents are assisting students with remote lessons, serving as tech support for their children, or making sure that devices are being used appropriately, their involvement is more important than ever. The Lightspeed Parent Portal™ enhances guardian communication by allowing visibility into their child’s internet activity at home to keep them safe, focused, and observing healthy screen time allowances. Ensure healthy screen time with comprehensive, real-time reporting that surfaces harmful internet browsing. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is Lightspeed Filter compatible on all operating systems (OS)?

    Lightspeed Filter uses proprietary Smart Agents compatible on Chrome, Windows, Mac (compatible with the latest Mac OS update: Big Sur), and iOS operating systems.

  • Can I use Lightspeed Filter to block and allow YouTube videos?

    Lightspeed Smart Play uses advanced machine-learning AI – with a database that grows daily – for advanced filtering capabilities on YouTube. No matter where students are located, Smart Play allows and blocks embedded video content around the internet to ensure only appropriate content is being shown. Smart Play is available to Lightspeed Filter users, and offers detailed reporting and control options for educators.

  • Can parents have access to their students’ online activity reports with Lightspeed Filter?

    Lightspeed Parent Portal includes Weekly Parent Report emails to improve communication between the school and the students’ home. Lightspeed Filter customers can invite parents to view their child’s internet activity, straight to their inbox. Lightspeed Parent Portal empowers a students’ family to get involved in their education without extra work for IT teams.

 

Cloud-based web filtering protection, simplified SSL decryption, and easy implementation with no hardware.

Comprehensive filter

The most accurate analysis and reporting on web activity, typed content, and multimedia across the web, including YouTube, Google search, online docs, and social media platforms.

Adaptive AI database

The most mature and complete database in the industry leveraging human review by data scientists and machine learning to block inappropriate, new, and unknown sites and allow access to valuable, educational materials.

Easy SSL decryption

Provide multi-OS SSL decryption without the need to configure proxies, PACs, or trust certificates. Lightspeed agents put the power of a filter inside each device.

Granular YouTube controls

Take control of YouTube with SmartPlay. Allow educational videos and block inappropriate content, thumbnails, and time-wasters, in just one click.

On and off campus

Flexible policies let you ensure safety, compliance, and policy enforcement on networked and mobile devices—anywhere.

Dynamic reports

Get high-level data on device use or detailed reports on individual students. Lightspeed offers the most powerful, actionable, and shareable reports on the market.

Lightspeed Systems® is a committed ally to schools around the world.

With Lightspeed Systems, I have been able to get my teachers invested into using Chromebooks in the classroom and feeling more comfortable with what students are capable of accessing in class. 

Corey Howard

Greenbrier County School District,
 Technology Systems Specialist

Committed to Student Safety

Lightspeed Systems® is a Proud Partner

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