Compare School Mobile Filters
Anywhere Filter- The Best Mobile Internet Filtering Solution
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|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|
|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:
Provides additional time-saving/security browser features:
|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|