Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) August 04, 2014
Securly, Inc. – the world's leading cloud-based provider of Internet Security for K-12 schools – today announced features that would make the most popular Social Networking websites a "walled garden" for student use. Facebook, Google+ and Twitter have become de facto hangouts for children in their teens. They have also become prominent attack vectors for cyber-bullies and sexual predators.
As more schools go 1:1 with Chromebooks and other devices, sending the device home with the student is a choice that is often made. The most common policy with schools is to keep Social Networking sites blocked when students are in-school. As the device goes home, schools are confronted with three alternatives:
Securly is able to present this data across all platforms including Windows, MacBooks, Chromebooks and iPads. While extensions on Chromebooks make this a relatively easy problem to solve, it is not the case for other devices which require "in the cloud" traffic inspection. The fact that traffic from these sites is encrypted makes it even harder. Securly uses a combination of SSL decryption and in-the-cloud network protocol parsing to achieve a truly unified solution that works across all devices.
For more information, please visit http://blog.securly.com/2014/08/04/dns2everything-social-texting-tweeting-monitor/.
Securly is the world's leading provider of cloud-based analytics and security for K-12 schools. The founding team has a combined 20+ years of experience in the network security space. The company is a venture backed startup in Silicon Valley and serves hundreds of schools in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region.