See How Lightspeed Systems® Compares Lightspeed Systems vs. Linewize

How do we stack up against Linewize?

Lightspeed’s platform excels against Linewize on scalability and performance, supporting any district size, including several of the largest in the nation, without performance drawbacks. With device-level agents and multi-OS support, districts can ensure protection and safety on and off the network without compromising on reporting, features, and security. Find more streamlined classroom management with complete OS coverage and intuitive class controls. Lightspeed offers affordable solutions, effortless deployment, an intuitive user interface designed for efficiency, and superior customer support.

Lightspeed Filter vs. Linewize School Manager

Capability Lightspeed Filter Linewize School Manager
Device agnostic: school, browser or OS (Chrome, iOS, Windows, Mac) Yes Yes
Low latency on and off the network Yes No (VPN Tunnelling)
SSL decryption Yes Yes
Intuitive dashboard to see trends and data Yes Yes
Custom groups: filter at the group or individual level Yes Yes
Hybrid BYOD & Guest network filtering Yes Yes
Cloud-DNS filter for out-of-the-box CIPA compliance Yes Yes
Supports OneRoster, Clever, Google, AD/Azure, GG4L Yes Yes
Precise database categorization with 100+ categories Yes No
Block unknown URL, domain and IPs Yes Yes
Ability to set up policies based on time of day Yes Yes
Flexible admin roles for schools and key individuals: Filter Settings and Platform/Reports Yes Yes
YouTube filtering (including comments, chat, sidebars) Yes Yes
Enhanced YouTube filtering, education specific review and categorization of videos to easily support learning Yes (SmartPlay) No
Social media controls that provide read-only access to sites like Twitter and Instagram Yes No
Parent portal: access to student activity reports & filtering activity at no additional cost Yes Yes
Parent portal: ability for parents to pause web browsing to regulate screen time Yes Yes
Lifetime data storage: 90 days searchable and data retention Yes Yes
Real time user activity for fast troubleshooting Yes Yes
AI site management: Multiple AI categories, reporting, and suspicious AI report to understand attempts to access suspicious AI tools and functionality Yes No

Lightspeed Alert vs. Linewize Monitor

Capability Lightspeed Alert Linewize Monitor
Scans websites, search engines, social media, and web apps across Chrome, iOS/Mac and Windows Yes Yes
Scans Microsoft 365 apps on district account both on and off district devices Yes Yes
Scans Google Workspace apps on district account both on and off district devices Yes Yes
Alerts on self-harm, violence, and bullying categories Yes Yes
Alerts on explicit, drugs, and weapons categories Yes Yes (Drugs, gangs, grooming, radicalization, and others)
Customizable alert notifications based on level of concern Yes No
Spanish language monitoring Yes (AL/ML trained in native language) No
Dashboard showing key data and trends Yes Yes
Ability to assign an incident to an admin for follow-up Yes No
Context (browsing history) provided around the alert to make quick, informed decisions Yes Yes
Ability to log action taken and write notes on an alert Yes No
Customizable alert notification settings for afterhours, weekends Yes No
Trained safety specialists available 24/7/365 Yes Yes
Delegated admin roles Yes No
Escalation list customization at the school and district level Yes Yes
Phone notifications for imminent threat Yes Yes

Lightspeed Classroom Management vs. Linewize Classwize

Capability Lightspeed Classroom Management Linewize Classwize
Interact on student screens: open and close tabs, lock screens, send links Yes Yes
Customize web access permissions for individuals or groups Yes No
View individual student screens and browsing history Yes Yes
Expand student screens size to full-page view Yes Yes
Custom arrange student screens & classes to meet seating charts or teacher preferences Yes No
Control which websites students can access Yes Yes
Choose which websites to block Yes Yes
Send custom messages to students Yes No
Supports OneRoster, Clever, Google, AD/Azure Yes Yes
Notifications let a teacher see when a student goes off-task Yes No
Teacher ability to merge classes Yes Yes
Teacher ability to request applications for approval and discover approved apps Integration with Lightspeed Digital Insight No
Integration with Microsoft Teams Yes No
Supports Chrome, Mac, and Windows Yes Yes
Ability to record student screens Yes Yes
Resolve schedule conflicts without IT support (check-in a student who is also assigned to another teacher’s class) Yes No
Assign co-teachers Yes No