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 Anywhere Filter- The Best Mobile Internet Filtering Solution

 

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Feature Anywhere Filter Competitor
Built by a software development company with over 17 years of experience in the educational market; developed specifically for a school district needing a 1:1 mobile solution. Yes Is this a consumer product? Does the company understand K-12?
Need help? Our Technical Support Representatives have an extensive background in networking and enterprise-level filtering requirements. Telephone support is included and available 8am - 6pm, Monday-Friday, ET (to 7pm by scheduling the call beforehand.) Yes Email and wait?
Includes Playright, BASCOM's YouTube Filter developed specifically for K-12 education. Delivers select viewing of individual YouTube videos and channels. Supports YouTube for Schools. (YouTube does not currently support the use of YouTube for Schools on iOS devices)

No proprietary system needed; managed so that customer selects the content viewable to users while on youtube.com, including setting to prevent viewing of comments and thumbnails of unapproved images.

Flexible mobile Internet device filtering allows Technology Directors to configure the filter while also delegating access privileges to educators for specific YouTube content selection. Granular control over YouTube content prevents students from accessing inappropriate content.
Yes Is a proprietary system used? Does it require more work to copy and paste videos?

Is the mobile filter based on user-selected YouTube categories which aren't reliable?
Complements existing virus and malware solutions as part of a multi-level mobile security strategy. Yes  
Works hand-in-hand with an existing filter so there's no need to replace existing filtering infrastructure. Also ensures a uniform browsing experience in school. Purchased as a virtualized filter or filter appliance. Yes  
Lightweight & fast. Since web traffic isn't proxied though a customer's network, bandwidth is saved. Yes  
Stealthy. Configuration and integration of the mobile filter is both transparent to the user and hardened against tampering. Yes  
Enforces SafeSearch Mode for Google, Yahoo, and Bing search engines including images and cached sites. Offers additional protection by enforcing the SafeSearch setting in a web browser even if a computer is not set for it or a user tries to change it. Yes  
Delivers Real-Time, Dynamic Proxy Detection for protection against anonymous proxy servers. Yes  
CIPA-Compliant, cross platform mobile filtering for wireless devices. Compliant as a "Technology Protection Measure" with the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA). Yes  
Filters Internet requests based on BASCOM's extensive, education-specific URL database with customer-defined allowed and blocked lists. Yes  
Enforces your Acceptable Use Policy on off-network laptops and mobile devices. Yes  
Administrator has complete control of filter category selections for advanced, age-based school content filtering. Yes  
Reporting of off-network activity for analyzing Internet use. Yes  
Flexible mobile Internet device filtering for web 2.0 sites empowers the IT Department to maintain security and educators to select Web content for curriculum. Yes  
     
For Laptops Yes  
Mobile web filtering for laptop - OS X® (10.6 or later) and Windows® 8/7/Vista/XP.  Yes  
Integrates with your existing Authentication System including Directory Services (Novell, Microsoft Active Directory, Open Directory). Saves time by using your existing Authentication System to facilitate filtering on your laptops and MacBook® devices. For iOS devices, a setting is available to customize filtering to specific groups, such as faculty, elementary and high school students. Yes  
     
For iPad®, iPhone®, and iPod touch®devices using iOS (Version 5.1 or later) Yes  
Mobile Web filtering for iPad®, iPhone®, and iPod touch® devices with the Anywhere Filter browser app available on the App Store. Yes  
Provides Instant Config to quickly secure iPad®, iPhone®, and iPod touch® devices. Yes  
Provides educationally-focused features such as:
  • Shared Bookmarks—Administrators can easily create and share a list of bookmarks with all of their devices.
  • QR Reader—Teachers can now post a QR code. Then immediately upon entering the classroom, students can use their iOS devices to read the QR code so that they are instantly directed to the Internet page needed for that day's lesson.

 

 Provides additional time-saving/security browser features:

  • Quickly saves an image in the Photos App or copies it to the clipboard.
  • Immediately prints a page, instantly opens a link in a new page or copies it to the clipboard.
  • Instantly opens documents, such as PDF's, in 3rd party apps.
  • Ability to clear cookies.
  • Displays and allows access to recently visited pages by holding down the forward and backward arrows.
Yes Does the mobile filtering browser app provide educationally-focused features?
Anywhere Filter Cloud for Chromebook Notebooks    
Zero-touch technology to quickly deploy the Internet filtering solution to each connected device without any Administrative intervention. Yes  
Single sign-on that recognizes the user's Internet profile allowing seamless access to the appropriate Google Apps for Education (GAfE). Yes  
Anywhere Filter for iOS Devices    
Global Proxy Support delivers for iOS devices. It provides another option to the Anywhere Filter browser app; the standard, full-featured Safari browser can be used. This allows emails, webclips, links and other programs to launch correctly while also filtering apps. There are some trade-offs when using Global Proxy Support. Traffic is required to flow through the school’s Internet connection, resulting in increased traffic and utilization of school bandwidth. Yes  
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