Web Filter Longhorn Key Features

Adaptive AI Database

The Lightspeed database leverages AI, machine learning, and the infinite cloud for the most accurate and comprehensive categorization of the Web. This means you save time not having to recategorize, and you can count on students staying safe without overblocking.

  • + AI-driven robot army
  • + New YouTube categorization
  • + Real-time updates from the cloud to Rocket
  • + Processing 2 million sites/day

Continuous Identity Management

Your users are moving around, from one wifi hotspot to another; from home to school; from one device to a different one. With our continuous identity management, you have accurate and seamless filtering policies and reporting on a user’s holistic activity.

  • + Seamless mobile user identification
  • + Mobile to network roaming user identification
  • + Authentication prioritization
  • + O365 & GAFE authentication

Dynamic Reporting Engine

To monitor overall activity and ensure appropriate use, or to drill into specific issues, you need data that’s complete, accurate, easy to use, and actionable. Our reporting engine gives you everything you need.

  • + Real-time streaming data and alerts
  • + Interactive drill-down
  • + SSL traffic inspection and decryption
  • + Custom report dashboards
  • + Live reports

Smart Play

Solve your YouTube access challenges with this new robust and easy-to-enable feature from Lightspeed Systems, Smart Play. Leverage our machine-learning AI database to allow safe YouTube access for K12 in just a click.

  • + 25 million (and growing) videos available
  • + Allow your school's channels and videos easily
  • + Browse directly on YouTube.com and only get the best content
  • + Embedded YouTube videos around the web get allowed and blocked, too
  • + Customize YouTube access by group, day & time, on- and off-campus and more
  • + Get detailed reports of all YouTube activity

Filter Bypass Controls

Protect your network from time-consuming and dangerous tools designed to get around filtering, like Psiphon and Ultrasurf, with multi-level threat protection.

  • + Enable Filter Bypass Controls in a single click
  • + Our proprietary technology learns and evolves right along with the threats, constantly updating to protect your networks
  • + Lock out offending clients
  • + Get real-time alerts
  • + Maximize your protection by blocking unknown sites, controlling file downloads, enabling QUIC protection, blocking P2P traffic, and more!
Everything you need in a filter

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  • Flexible Profiles

    Customize access to different users.

  • Mobile Filtering

    For any device, anywhere, anytime.

  • BYOD

    Filter student-owned devices.

  • Powerful Reporting

    Live reports, dashboards, and drill-down user activity.

  • Education Focus

    A solution made just for schools.

  • Proprietary Database

    Updated in real time, tuned to education.

  • Teacher Dashboard

    Smart features for teacher management.

  • SSL Decryption

    Easily control access to secure sites.

  • Scalability

    From the smallest school to the largest district.

  • Per-Video YouTube Filters

    Customizable YouTube filtering options.

  • WCCP

    Cisco’s Web Cache Communication Protocol can be used to redirect traffic in real time.

  • YouTube Safety Mode

    Blocks inappropriate media on YouTube.

  • Education-Focused Company

    Products specifically designed with schools in mind.

  • Google Search Reporting

    Reports of all user Google searches.

  • Included 24/7 Support

    Industry-best live person support.

  • Google Application Controls

    Full control of all Google apps.

  • Trusted Man In The Middle Proxy

    Customizable certificate trust policies.

  • Inline or Explicit SSL Inspection

    SSL decode, bypass, block, and other functions.

  • SSL Filtering without Decryption

    Web Filter features the most powerful controls for filtering SSL.

  • Campus Library and Resource Sharing

    Campus Library is a repository of educational content including Youtube videos, websites, and documents.

  • Teacher Overrides

    Teachers can override standard block options for students.

  • Classroom Controls (Web Zones)

    Web Zones allow for temporary bypass of content filter rules.

  • Password-Protected Uninstall

    Password protection ensures that only authorized users uninstall programs.

  • BYOD Filtering and Security Protection

    Allows students to securely and safely use personal devices at school.

  • Proxy-less Mobile Filtering

    No need for a bandwidth consuming proxy server.

  • Single Sign-On

    Simple login process.

  • Chrome OS and iOS Devices

    Compatible with all devices, including Chrome OS and iOS.

  • UNIX, Linux, Windows, Mac, Android

    Cross-platform device support for ultimate functionality.

  • Individual User and Group Activity

    Reports show all levels of activity, from the user to the entire organization.

  • On/Off Network Filtering

    On/off campus controls make it easy to adjust what you allow.

  • Report Scheduling and Delivery

    Schedule custom, repeatable, reports and get them automatically delivered.

  • Suspicious Search Reporting

    Suspicious search reporting provides an added layer of security and monitoring.

  • Pre-Set Reports + Custom Reports

    A wealth of pre-set custom reporting options for every scenario.

  • Bandwidth Usage Reporting

    Bandwidth usage reporting helps determine where key resources are going and how to optimize resource usage.

  • Real-time Reporting on Network

    Real-time reporting provides constant live data of the status of the network and user activity.

  • Granular Reporting and Data Archiving

    In-depth reporting options and secure data archiving capacities provide a wealth of oversight options.

  • Overview and Drill-down Reporting

    Administrators can run reports that provide an overview or drill down on specific details.

  • Threat and Event Protection

    Active protection against all system threats and unwanted events.

  • Layer 7 Application Filtering

    Layer 7 application filtering includes FTP, SMTP, POP, HTTP, and DNS filtering.

  • Filtering and Monitoring of All Ports

    Web Filter filters and monitors across all ports.

  • File Extension Blocking

    Web Filter lets you to choose which potentially unsafe or harmful file extensions to block.

  • P2P Blocking

    Web Filter blocks attempts by users to use peer-to-peer networking.

  • Proxy Detection and Defense

    Web Filter detects and blocks attempts by users to bypass security through the use of anonymous proxy servers.

  • Malware Protection

    Malware protections ensures optimal network safety.

  • Application Controls

    Fully customizable application controls allow you to easily assign and monitor all applications.

  • NAC Integration

    Network Access Control integration for increased security.

  • Captive Portal

    Users must sign in through an authentication page before having internet access.

  • Directory Service or GAFE

    Google Apps for Educators suite compatibility.

  • IPV6 Compatability

    Compatible with IPV6, the latest version of Internet Protocol.

  • Real-Time Custom URLs

    Custom URLs can be re-categorized to allow user access in real time.

  • Customizable Block Pages

    Custom block pages allow for customizable web page access permissions and restrictions for different users.

  • Online Testing Policies and Enforcement

    Wealth of custom testing policies and enforcement for SBAC and other tests.

  • Delegated Administrator Roles

    Administrator roles can be easily delegated to different products and at various levels.

  • Flexible Policies

    Flexible policies allow you to accommodate different groups of users while maintaining compliance and safety.

  • Granular Filtering on Domains

    We give schools granular controls over filtering, including the ability to apply different levels of access.

  • Bandwidth Control

    Bandwidth control options ensure that access to critical sites and resources is maintained.

  • Social Media Controls

    Social networking and related sites are strictly controlled and fully blocked.

  • Differentiated Schedule Policies

    Policies can be individually and collectively controlled and delegated by specific times of the day and days of the week.

  • Real-Time Lock-Outs and Alerts

    Web Filter’s database gives administrators the ability to react to suspicious behavior and threats in real-time.

  • Dynamic URL Database

    Education specific database that dynamically uses a variety of categorization methods.

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Timed policies for the classroom

Allow teachers to set timed web block/allow for quick and easy in-class learning. With Lightspeed's Launch dashboard, teachers can quickly access the tools they need with the simplicity they require.

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