Monday 28th June 2021,
As part of the Internet and email SLA that you buy into we provide web filtering for your school, we currently use a product called Lightspeed to filter the internet for staff and pupils. We have used this product for several years and we are now in the process of migrating to our new solution called Smoothwall.
Smoothwall provides the same functionality as you have now but with added granularity of filtering, particularly with You Tube where schools have been wanting greater access but at the same time still being able to ensure that only appropriate content is available to children.
Starting in July 2021 we will be commencing the migration of schools over to the Smoothwall product, your school will be contacted to inform you when your school will be changed over.
We have gone through a rigorous testing process to ensure that the product meets all our requirements and that the migrations will be as smooth as possible.
“Smoothwall is a dedicated safeguarding technology provider in UK education. They have recently acquired eSafe Global, the safeguarding service that many of our schools use to monitor behaviour on school ICT equipment.”
If you have any queries surrounding this change please get in touch.
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