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Opt-In, No-Cost Feature Complements Lightspeed Alert™ Safety and Wellness Solution Austin, Texas—February 28, 2024—Today, Lightspeed Systems, celebrating its twenty-fifth year as the global leader in providing digital safety, security, and equity solutions to K-12 education, introduced Lightspeed Tip Line as a complementary feature to its award-winning Lightspeed Alert safety and wellness product. Tip Line is […]

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Award Denotes Educational Technology That Exceptionally Supported Teachers and Students in 2023 Austin, Texas—February 2, 2024—Today, Lightspeed Systems®, celebrating its twenty-fifth year as the global leader in providing digital safety, security, and equity solutions to K-12 education, announced its safety and wellness product, Lightspeed Alert, was recognized as a winner of this year’s Tech & Learning Awards of […]

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Lightspeed Systems to Receive Computing Credits and Technical Expertise for Advancing Equitable Mental Health, Wellness, and Education for Underserved Student Populations Austin, Texas—November 27, 2023—Today, Lightspeed Systems, the edtech market leader in digital safety, security, and equity solutions, announced that it has been selected as part of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Health Equity Initiative, […]

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THE Journal is dedicated to informing and educating K–12 senior-level district and school administrators, technologists, IT professionals, and tech-savvy educators who serve the nation’s public schools, so they may improve and advance the learning process through the use of technology. Launched in 1972, THE Journal was the first magazine to cover “Technological Horizons in Education,” […]

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Industry Veteran to Drive Company’s Continued Growth and Further Enhance Client Experience Austin, Texas—November 6, 2023—Today, Lightspeed Systems®, the edtech market leader in digital safety, security, and equity solutions, announced the appointment of Craig Chanoff to the role of Chief Revenue Officer. In his role, Chanoff will lead all functions of the revenue team, including […]

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Annual Event Raises Awareness and Unites Around Remembrance, Support, and Hope Austin, Texas—October 30, 2023—Today, Lightspeed Systems®, the edtech market leader in digital safety, security, and equity solutions, announced its sponsorship and participation in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Out of the Darkness Walk scheduled for November 4, 2023, at the Texas State Capitol […]

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Austin, Texas—October 24, 2023—Today, Lightspeed Systems®, the edtech market leader in digital safety, security, and equity solutions, announced a new Merge Classes feature of its Lightspeed Classroom Management product, saving teachers time and allowing them to teach more effectively by easily combining sections and managing classes in one place. “In a dynamic educational landscape where teachers are […]

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Time-Saving Tool Allows Teachers to Quickly Combine Sections to Manage Classes and Monitor Students in One Place Austin, Texas—October 24, 2023—Today, Lightspeed Systems®, the edtech market leader in digital safety, security, and equity solutions, announced a new Merge Classes feature of its Lightspeed Classroom Management product, saving teachers time and allowing them to teach more […]

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Digital Equity Module Empowers School Districts to Bridge the Digital Divide and Empower All Students to Excel   Austin, Texas—September 19, 2023—Today, Lightspeed Systems®, the edtech market leader in online student safety and learning effectiveness, announced its Lightspeed Digital Insight™ product, along with its integrated Digital Equity module, was recognized as a winner of this year’s […]

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The 2022 State of School Safety Report found that nearly one-third of students don’t feel safe at school and noted a perceived rise in substance abuse, depression, and anxiety among

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According to a 2022 EdTech Leadership Survey Report, cybersecurity is the top concern of school IT personnel, yet only 8% of IT leaders considered their district to be at high

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AUSTIN, TEXAS, May 18, 2022 Lightspeed SmartSync™ technology allows for seamless syncing of diverse lists and data sets Lightspeed SmartPolicy™ empowers districts to create policies with flexible hierarchical inheritance Lightspeed Alert™ scans images for firearms and explicit content to offer communities more comprehensive protection Lightspeed Systems, a leading provider of easy-to-use enterprise-class software and partner […]

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As devices proliferate across your district, protecting your community’s safety is becoming a more-than-full-time job—particularly when students so often use those devices off-campus.

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Vigo County School Corporation in Indiana serves 14,000 students across K-12 grades and relies on Lightspeed Filter™ to monitor student Chromebook devices. To be federally compliant, the district is required to have a content filtering software deployed on school-owned Chromebooks and other student devices. In choosing the award-winning Lightspeed solutions, VSDC filters and monitors student […]

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Genstar joins Madison Dearborn Partners in backing Lightspeed’s mission to advance educational effectiveness and promote safety and wellbeing for every student AUSTIN, TX, March 2, 2022 – Lightspeed Systems (“Lightspeed”), a trusted partner in learning safety and effectiveness, announced today that it has received a significant growth investment from Genstar Capital (“Genstar”), joining existing investor […]

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Austin, Texas – January 20, 2022 — Lightspeed Systems ® (“Lightspeed”), an international leader in learning safety and effectiveness, is honored that two of its cutting-edge solutions— Lightspeed Alert and Lightspeed Filter —have won the Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence: Best of 2021 Primary Education. Lightspeed is still more delighted that CatchOn, its best-in-class data analytics platform, has won […]

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Citizenship lessons have long been a part of school curriculums, but now that so much social interaction and education happens online, it is imperative that schools also address digital citizenship.

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Addition of Innovative Education Data Analytics Provider Enhances Lightspeed’s Capacity to Help Educators Teach Students and Improve Learning Outcomes Austin, Texas – January 11, 2022 — Lightspeed Systems (“Lightspeed”), a trusted partner in learning safety and effectiveness, today announced that it has acquired the ENA affiliate CatchOn, Inc. (“CatchOn”). CatchOn is a leading provider of learning analytics for […]

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Austin, Texas, Dec 16, 2021—Lightspeed Systems®, the most trusted partner in online learning safety and effectiveness, closes out 2021 with exceptional growth, product improvements, and company-wide initiatives that helped schools provide safe online learning environments. “As students returned to school, we saw the impact the last 18 months had on mental health and student achievement. […]

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As students are returning to classrooms across the country, research shows they’re feeling more anxious and depressed; student mental health is as important as ever for districts to monitor. Eileen Shihadeh, CMO at Lightspeed Systems, discusses how online threat detection systems like Lightspeed Alert™ could give vital early warning signs so school and district officials […]

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What would you do to keep your child and student safe online? Lightspeed Systems® web filtering and school safety software can give parents peace of mind knowing that their student’s district is looking out for their safety. Former detective Rich Wistocki speaks with WGN9 Daytime Chicago about how online monitoring solutions like Lightspeed Alert are […]

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With web filtering, CIPA-compliant software like Lightspeed Filter, schools across the nation can create a secure environment for their students, all while meeting federal regulation requirements dictated in the Children’s Internet Protect Act of 2000. Lightspeed Filter harnesses the AWS Cloud to enable support for any operating system – a vital requirement with schools quickly […]

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Fox 47 News from Lansing, Michigan, sits down with retired detective Rich Wistocki to discuss the nation’s leader in student online safety software: Lightspeed Systems. Software available from Lightspeed Systems gives schools the ability to filter and protect students in the online classroom, and products such as Parent Portal give parents visibility into their student’s […]

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Child crime expert and retired detective Rich Wistocki shares tips with KCTV 5 Kansas City on how to keep students safe online and in the digital classroom. Wistocki discusses the types of technology, including Lightspeed Systems software, that is available for schools to help protect students online. Read the Article

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The emergency shift to remote learning, due to school closures in response to COVID-19, forced districts to use tech to support online learning in ways, and in the immediacy, they never thought…

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As an Apple Certified Partner, Lightspeed Systems solutions enable real-time monitoring of students’ online activity on Apple devices, giving parents visibility into their child’s online behavior with the Lightspeed Parent Portal. Sophisticated AI scans Google and YouTube searches, Microsoft apps, and more, to detect warning signs and notify school admin to prevent possible cases of […]

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Educators and school administrators around the world are becoming increasingly concerned with student mental health as students return to in-person classrooms. Former detective and cyber crime expert Rich Wistocki shares how schools can use advanced software by Lightspeed Systems to spot the warning signs of a troubled student and how to prevent self harm and […]

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With student mental health concerns at an all-time high, more and more K-12 schools are adding safeguards to their student safety plans. Chief Marketing Officer at Lightspeed Systems, Eileen Shihadeh, joins WWSB in Florida to share how Lightspeed Alert™ is assisting districts nationwide in the mitigation and prevention of concerning behavior like self-harm, bullying, and […]

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Austin, Texas, April 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lightspeed Systems®, the leading K-12 online safety and effectiveness solutions provider, announces the launch of Lightspeed Alert™, a threat detection solution for self-harm, bullying, and school violence, helping to provide schools and districts with early warning detection to prevent incidents and promote student safety.   Statistics regarding student mental and physical safety are […]

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Austin, Texas, March 05, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lightspeed Systems®, the leading K-12 online safety and effectiveness solutions provider, has been awarded in Tech & Learning’s 2021 Best Remote & Blended Learning Tools for both Lightspeed Analytics™ and Lightspeed Alert™. Both Lightspeed products received recognition in the Primary (K-6) and Secondary (6-12) categories.   “Despite the many challenges schools have had to face this […]

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Lightspeed solutions can protect students by alerting school and district administration of potential predators online. In this article, Catawba County Schools were alerted of predators contacting students on their Chromebooks via a chat room with the help of Lightspeed Filter™. Learn how Lightspeed Systems’ content filtering in their district helped lead to the investigation of […]

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Former cyber crime detective Rich Wistock joins WTLV to share some of the top concerns from parents of remote learners regarding the safety of school-issued devices. To provide parents with visibility and the peace of mind of off-campus filtering, Detective Wistocki recommends Lightspeed Systems® solutions for online and remote learning safety. Read The Article

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Austin, Texas, Jan. 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lightspeed Systems® (Lightspeed), the leading K-12 online safety and effectiveness solutions provider, was announced as a winner in The Best of 2020 awards from Tech & Learning for its innovative analytics solution, Lightspeed Analytics™. Winners were evaluated based on their value, uniqueness in the market, and ability to solve specific challenges for educators and administrators.  In schools’ […]

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The rise in online activity among students during remote learning raises new concerns for parents and schools: dark web exposure, online security vulnerabilities, and an increase in cyberbullying. As a cybersecurity expert, Detective Rich Wistocki, shares action items and technology solutions from Lightspeed Systems® that can help schools and parents tackle online safety. Watch Now

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With continued distance learning through 2021, schools and parents must stay vigilant in efforts to protect students online. Student online safety expert, Detective Rich Wistocki, discusses common challenges with online safety while learning on school-owned devices and how advancements in AI technology from Lightspeed Systems® can provide easy, actionable solutions. Watch Now

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Austin, Texas, Jan. 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lightspeed Systems® (Lightspeed), the leading K-12 online safety and effectiveness solutions provider, was honored today with a spot on Built In’s esteemed Best Places to Work in Austin list for 2021. Lightspeed was selected based on its benefits, cultural programs, remote opportunities, and programs for diversity, equity, and inclusion.   “These companies raise the bar for cultural excellence and the ability to adapt to […]

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The integrated Lightspeed Solutions Suite supports all operating systems—perfect for any district with single or multiple OS types. GoGuardian has less compatibility, which means less filtering and app management. Learn more how Lightspeed and GoGuardian compare.

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Austin, Texas, Dec. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lightspeed Systems® (Lightspeed), the leading K-12 online safety and effectiveness solutions provider, closes out a year of tremendous innovation, growth, recognition, and company-wide initiatives that helped schools world-wide provide safe online learning and maintain learning continuity in a year of unprecedented changes to the learning environment.   Due to COVID-related school closures, schools quickly were forced to pivot, deploying devices and online learning programs in a matter […]

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Are my kids’ school-owned devices safe when they’re at home? An increase in online learning on school devices due to COVID-related closures is driving many parents to ask schools this question. Cybercrime expert, Rich Wistocki, joined Daytime to share how Lightspeed Systems® technology keeps students safe online, while providing visibility and controls parents need to […]

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With more time spent on school-owned devices than ever before, parents of remote learners are looking for answers from schools on online safety measures. Cybersecurity expert, Rich Wistocki, shares advice on device safety for students and recommends Lightspeed Systems® solutions for seamless protection. Watch at Yahoo! News

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Austin, Texas, Dec. 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lightspeed Systems® (Lightspeed), the leading K-12 online safety and effectiveness solutions provider, was awarded two patents for technology powering its enterprise-level filtering solution, Lightspeed Filter™, for device-based enterprise web filtering and proxy injection of browser-executable functions.   Solutions from Lightspeed Systems are helping schools around the world provide safe and effective online learning in an increasingly digital world. With a growing need for scalable, mobile online safety solutions, newly patented device-based smart agents in Lightspeed Filter leverage AI […]

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Web filtering has become more challenging for schools to find the balance between safety and appropriate access for students. In this whitepaper, we discuss overcoming the challenges of K-12 content filtering systems and how Lightspeed can help.

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The collection, usage, and protection of student data is imperative for every school around the world. In this whitepaper, we detail the roadmap schools need to be compliant with regulations and secure student data.

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Is your child safe on their school device? With students learning online, parents may be worried about their kids accessing inappropriate content. Cyber safety expert and retired police detective Rich Wistocki joined AM Northwest to discuss student safety and security while learning online, and how to ensure they do not have access to inappropriate and […]

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Digital equity, visibility, and maintaining student connections are all challenges schools and educators have faced in the switch to remote learning. Our President & CEO, Brian Thomas, joins the Remote Possibilities podcast to discuss how Ed-Tech vendors, like Lightspeed Systems, can help provide schools the tools needed for success in a remote setting. Read the […]

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With their children learning primarily online, parents are searching for answers and solutions to ensure online safety. Cyber safety expert, Rich Wistocki, shares insights and advice for parents of online learners, including at-home parent controls from Lightspeed Systems. Watch at KATU

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New reports give schools essential insight into remote learning activity Austin, TX, April 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Leading education technology solutions provider Lightspeed Systems (“Lightspeed” or “the Company”) today announced a new addition to its market-leading Lightspeed Filter: an Online Activity Dashboard designed to give schools essential insights into the effectiveness of their remote learning […]

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Remote learning requires a wide set of solutions and tools for schools to take on the complexities of student learning both on and off the school network. EdTech Magazine outlines how the Lightspeed Systems platform approach simplifies the management of complex remote learning programs and creates a safe environment for students learning at home.  Read […]

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The key to a well-managed school technology program is an MDM that allows IT teams to efficiently take control of devices. Tech & Learning breaks down the top five MDM tools for education, naming Lightspeed Mobile Device Management™ as the best for schools for its multi-OS support, remote management, school-based hierarchical distribution, and smart integrations. […]

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Austin, Texas, Sept. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lightspeed Systems (Lightspeed), the leading K-12 online safety and analytics platform, is debuting a new Parent Portal to help parents monitor their child’s online activity on school-issued devices. Research shows that effective home-school communication can improve educational outcomes.  The Lightspeed Parent Portal, available now and included free with Lightspeed […]

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The significant increase in student online activity during remote learning is bringing the attention to schools’ safety solutions. Cyber safety expert, Rich Wistocki, addresses some top online concerns and shares how Lightspeed Systems can help protect students, prevent harm, and advance online safety with parent controls. Watch at ABC News Tampa

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Austin, TX, Aug. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lightspeed Systems (“Lightspeed” or “the Company”), creator of the leading K-12 online safety and analytics solutions, today announced a groundbreaking, statewide partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education to implement their cloud-based Filter statewide across K-12 public schools. Through the partnership, the Lightspeed Filter™ will be available […]

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Austin, TX, July 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Leading education technology solutions provider, Lightspeed Systems (“Lightspeed” or “the Company”), was announced as a winner in the 2020 Awards of Excellence contest by Tech & Learning, which honors outstanding ed-tech products each year. Lightspeed was recognized in two categories: Best in Software for Lightspeed Filter™ and Best in Enterprise Solution […]

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Alison Griffin explores what it’s like to be a parent during the pandemic and the struggle to keep kids’ activities online safe. She speaks with Lightspeed Systems’ CEO, Brian Thomas about how tools like Lightspeed Alert™ can help. Read Article at Forbes

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Toggle speaks with Mick Nealeigh, Director of Technology at Milton-Union Exempted Village School District, about their unique sustainability solutions for their 1:1 program. Nealeigh covers solutions that have helped Milton-Union during remote learning, including CIPA-compliant, cloud-based filter, Lightspeed Filter™. Read Article at Toggle Magazine

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In an effort to alleviate issues within virtual learning, the Shawnee Mission School District Board of Education approved the purchase of Lightspeed solutions. Lightspeed’s platform came highly recommended to the district and will provide the district with cloud-based filtering, screen monitoring, and a parent portal needed for their virtual learning plan. Read Article at KSHB

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New role within senior leadership team to drive agility amidst rapid growth Austin, TX, June 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ed-tech industry leader Lightspeed Systems (“Lightspeed” or “the Company”) today announced the appointment of industry and Lightspeed veteran Amy Bennett to the newly created role of Chief of Staff. In this role, Ms. Bennett will […]

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With a rise in technology initiatives and spending to facilitate remote learning, schools look to data to manage the success and effectiveness of their tools. EdTech Magazine dives into how schools can utilize data from cloud-based solution Lightspeed Analytics™ for visibility into cost and use of tools across district to manage licenses and maximize ROl.  Read […]

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New guide offers essential information for preparing for the future K12 learning environment Austin, TX, May 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Leading education technology solutions provider Lightspeed Systems (“Lightspeed” or “the Company”) has released 1:1 and Distance Learning: Lessons from COVID, an essential guide for schools and districts navigating the new learning landscape post COVID-19 closure that […]

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Austin, TX, May 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Education technology solutions provider Lightspeed Systems (“Lightspeed” or “the Company”) has partnered with Google for Education as a technology resource for schools transitioning to distance learning. Lightspeed joins the list of distance learning resources as a global, multi-language partner with its filtering and classroom monitoring solutions. As schools across the world […]

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The leading edtech company partners with Global Grid for Learning and McREL International, sponsoring research into school safety solutions and providing software grants to participating schools.​ AUSTIN, TX. — Today, Lightspeed Systems made another critical step toward school safety by announcing its sponsorship of the Safer Schools in America Impact Grant Program, an initiative jointly […]

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Market-leading web filter recognized as innovative student safety solution Austin, TX, May 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The market-leading Lightspeed Filter™ from Lightspeed Systems® (“Lightspeed” or “the Company”) has been named a 2020 Cool Tool Award winner by EdTech Digest. Lightspeed Filter was recognized in the Networking, Information Technology, Connectivity, or Access Solution category. Lightspeed Filter combines more […]

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Austin, TX — Lightspeed Filter, the flagship solution from leading education technology solutions provider Lightspeed Systems (“Lightspeed” or “the Company”), is helping schools safely implement remote learning programs and protecting millions of students around the world as they learn from home. With school buildings closed, more devices than ever are being used off the school […]

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With 90% of the world’s students out of the physical classroom, funds have been reallocated and plans quickly put in place to support remote learning.

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Austin, TX — Leading education technology solutions provider Lightspeed Systems (“Lightspeed” or “the Company”), announced today that it will offer its market-leading classroom management and web filtering solutions free through the end of the school year to schools impacted by the Coronavirus. As schools around the world face extended closures amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, remote […]

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Districts are entering the digital age of learning, which can present its own set of challenges for those who are not prepared. Lightspeed Filter™ with Lightspeed Analytics™ gives schools and districts the data and reporting they need to make informed decisions in the best interest of their students and staff.

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Austin, TX — Leading education technology solutions provider Lightspeed Systems (“Lightspeed” or “the Company”), kicks off this week a series of seven Digital Safety Summits, held in cities across the United States from now through May, 2020. These Digital Safety Summits bring together technology leaders from top school districts for in-depth conversation around the challenges […]

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Austin, TX — Lightspeed Systems, provider of the Lightspeed platform for K-12 schools, announced today that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Education Competency status. This designation recognizes that Lightspeed Systems has demonstrated technical proficiency and proven customer success providing solutions that support mission-critical workloads of its K-12 primary and secondary customers. To receive […]

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Technology industry leader to help drive company’s continued growth and rapid scalability Austin, TX, Jan. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Leading education technology solutions provider Lightspeed Systems (“Lightspeed” or “the Company”), announced today that is has appointed Kirk Orgeldinger to the newly created positions of Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) and Chief Operating Officer (“COO”). The […]

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Austin, TX, Jan. 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — At BETT Show 2020 this week, Lightspeed Systems (“Lightspeed” or “the Company”), a leading ed-tech solutions provider, announced key enhancements to Lightspeed Alert™, which is a next generation feature of the Company’s platform, furthering the Company’s mission to better protect K-12 students. Originally released in August 2019, Lightspeed Alert uses […]

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Austin, TX — Lightspeed Systems, leading ed-tech solutions provider, today announced that it has joined the Fortinet Fabric-Ready technology alliance partner program to provide customers with the most powerful network and student safety tools by integrating the Fortinet Security Fabric with the complete Lightspeed platform. Lightspeed Systems offers a comprehensive cloud platform that lets schools […]

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The end of summer means students are heading back to class soon, and you’re busy onboarding, getting devices ready, putting the final touches on your program or handing out devices to those…

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Austin, TX, July 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today Lightspeed Systems released Lightspeed Rocket™, an addition to Lightspeed Filter that delivers end-to-end protection for every device and all network traffic. The Lightspeed Filter utilizes advanced Smart Agents that are installed on school devices to provide filtering, reporting, and hassle-free SSL decryption. The Lightspeed Rocket supplements […]

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Philadelphia, PA, June 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — At the ISTE 2019 conference this week, Lightspeed Systems® has announced key enhancements to Lightspeed Analytics, a complete data analytics solution that helps schools make smarter ed-tech decisions to drive ROI, engagement, and data privacy. The first key enhancement is user-based reporting. Lightspeed Analytics already provided data […]

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AUSTIN, TX — Leading education technology solutions provider Lightspeed Systems (“Lightspeed” or “the Company”) announced today that it has received a strategic growth investment from private equity funds advised by Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC (“MDP”), a leading private equity firm based in Chicago. Lightspeed’s existing management team will remain in place and have an ownership position in the company, as […]

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Austin, TX, Sept. 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Students in Kansas City Public Schools are going back to school this year with Chromebooks filtered and monitored with solutions from Lightspeed Systems. The Lightspeed platform is a complete solution to filter, manage, monitor, protect, and analyze online activity in schools. The District evaluated, selected, and implemented the […]

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ORLANDO, FL. — Today, at the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC), Lightspeed Systems announced a next-generation school safety solution to help prevent student self-harm and violence. Lightspeed Alert — a feature of the Lightspeed platform — is a new software solution that provides real-time alerts of troubling student web activity to school administrations. Leveraging advanced machine-learning […]

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AUSTIN, TX. — Leading education technology solutions provider Lightspeed Systems (“Lightspeed” or “the Company”), announced today that it has completed its previously announced strategic growth investment from private equity funds advised by Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC (“MDP”), a leading private equity firm based in Chicago. The investment will enable Lightspeed to drive forward its growth […]

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AUSTIN, TX. — Education technology solution provider Lightspeed Systems has published a new whitepaper on one of the biggest trends in education technology. “Cloud Filtering in Education” shares why schools are increasingly moving to cloud filtering solutions and how to ensure successful deployment. Lightspeed Systems has been filtering K-12 schools for more than 20 years, a fact that has positioned […]

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AUSTIN, TX. — Ed-tech solution provider Lightspeed Systems, the leader in school device filtering for almost 20 years, has released an update of its classroom management solution for the Windows operating system. Lightspeed Classroom Management™ is now available in general release for Windows, Chrome OS, and Mac OS. The cloud-based Lightspeed Classroom Management is a disruption to […]

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NASHVILLE, TN. — The technology department leadership at Harpeth Hall School — a distinguished private school in Nashville, Tennessee — recently elected to terminate their Securly contract in favor of implementing Lightspeed Filter, a multi-OS cloud filtering and monitoring solution released this year. Harpeth Hall School Director of Technology Justin Dover shared why his Securly deployment failed, […]

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AUSTIN, TX. — Lightspeed Systems, the leading provider of filtering and MDM solutions for K-12 schools, has released a crucial new feature for its Lightspeed Filter™ and Lightspeed Mobile Device Management™ solutions. Admin Roles allows admins of the software solution to delegate granular management roles to other school staff members, allowing easy division of tasks and keeping […]

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PURVIS, MS. — Mississippi’s Lamar County School District has selected edtech company Lightspeed Systems to provide device filtering and monitoring services for the district’s 19 schools. Lightspeed Filter™ has been implemented to protect and monitor more than 7,600 student Chromebooks across the district, blocking dangerous web content while also monitoring student activity to help district staff identify […]

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AUSTIN, TX. — On Oct. 10, ed-tech solution provider Lightspeed Systems will host a free webinar covering the challenges of digital safety, 1:1 device deployments and content filtering in K-12 schools. K-12 Filtering Today: The Latest Challenges, Data, and Solutions,” (11 AM–noon) will feature insights from a survey of 500 K-12 IT professionals as well as tips, tricks and […]

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Web filtering in today’s schools is about more than blocking and allowing websites; it’s also about keeping students safe — from inappropriate content as well as from things like cyberbullying…

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AUSTIN, TX. — Ed-tech solution provider Lightspeed Systems, the leader in K-12 device filtering for almost 20 years, has released an update of its classroom management solution for Mac OS. Lightspeed Classroom Management is now available in general release for Chrome and Mac, with support for Windows on the way. The cloud-based Lightspeed Classroom Management […]

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Comparison of Lightspeed Systems’ K-12 web filtering solutions and competing filter reveals shocking results. AUSTIN, TX. — An analysis comparing popular K-12 school web filtering solutions by Lightspeed Systems and GoGuardian revealed that GoGuardian’s product blocked only 40 percent of pornographic websites. Of 2,000 unambiguously pornographic websites randomly selected from the Lightspeed Systems database, 60 percent were not […]

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AUSTIN, TX. — Ed-tech solution provider Lightspeed Systems is an awarded vendor through REMC SAVE, making its device filtering, monitoring, and management solutions available to K-12 schools across the state of Michigan. REMC SAVE works with top technology providers to procure large-volume bid prices on a variety of educational resources. Through REMC SAVE, Michigan schools now have the opportunity […]

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AUSTIN, TX. — Today, Lightspeed Systems announced the general release of its Smart Agents for Mac OS, iOS and Windows, bringing multi-OS support to its K-12 school filtering and monitoring solution. These revolutionary, patented agents — which provide seamless SSL decryption and mobile filtering to student devices, and have previously supported just Chrome OS — are available to Lightspeed […]

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More and more schools are realizing the benefits of sending devices home with students: It enables 24/7 learning, gives students access to all their resources, builds their technology skills, and…