Smoothwall’s Single Sign-On Makes BYOD Filtering Completely Automatic

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Known for providing content-aware, clientless filtering on and off site, Smoothwall now extends that convenience to the BYOD arena. Using the 802.1x standard, Smoothwall filtering is activated from the moment that students log on for a seamless, single sign-on experience.

Smoothwall single sign-on allows students and staff to bring any device into a school and have it filtered by specific user or group.

Smoothwall, Inc. has released a software update to their educational web-content filtering engine that provides extensive support for bring your own device (BYOD) initiatives. Smoothwall single sign-on (SSO) allows students and staff to bring any device into a school and have it filtered by specific user or group.

Using the 802.1x standard, Smoothwall SSO activates from the moment a student logs on to the wireless network. Without requiring a secondary log-on or a software application that stores log-on information, 802.1x coordinates authentication between the wireless access point and the active directory service.

“BYOD has historically been a stumbling block for web filters due to the lack of control over users’ devices. Forcing software installation causes liability problems, and students and staff cringe at a double login process. With Smoothwall SSO, we completely remove a layer of complexity, to ensure all students are protected,” says Ian Parrett, Marketing Director at Smoothwall.

Lack of control over user-owned devices is often a critical vulnerability for business and educational institutions. Smoothwall SSO enables consistent web-content filtering policies to be applied to the students irrespective of the device through which they connect. Smoothwall SSO integrates with all major wireless providers that are also able to authenticate against an active directory service.

Since 2001 Smoothwall has provided a content-aware web filtering solution that delivers real-time, content-aware analysis without relying on URL lists or curtailing the user experience. By allowing filtering, monitoring, and reporting on actual web content, Smoothwall keeps students and staff using The Web You Want. For more information please visit our website at http://www.smoothwall.com or contact the marketing department at marketing(at)smoothwall(dot)com.

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