Lightspeed Systems Announces Next-Generation Web Filtering and Reporting Solution for K12

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The updated UNIX appliance-based solution provides balanced filtering for mobile and collaborative learning with speed and ease

The next-generation Lightspeed Web Filter is all the things we know a K12 filter needs to be: safe, fast, mobile, collaborative, and easy.

Lightspeed Systems has released an update to its award-winning Web Filter for K12 schools. This next-generation solution boasts an easy, streamlined interface; a powerful UNIX-based platform running on a Rocket appliance; support for mobile devices; and an integrated social learning platform.

The changing educational technology landscape has brought schools new challenges when it comes to web filtering. From increased bandwidth and mobile learning programs to dynamic content, the next-generation Lightspeed Systems Web Filter helps schools meet these challenges and strike a balance between learning and safety.

The solution includes:

  • Flexible, CIPA-compliant filtering for desktop and mobile devices, on or off the network
  • A complete integrated collaboration platform with My Big Campus, the safe social learning site made just for schools
  • An advanced web traffic reporting module, delivering comprehensive real-time information on network traffic and user activity
  • All running on a UNIX-based appliance that can filter up to 10Gb of web traffic

"This solution reflects our years of working with schools on web filtering," shares Rob Chambers, Vice President of Product Development for Lightspeed. "We've listened to their needs and made a product that brings the best of our web filtering features into a faster platform with an updated reporting engine—all with a new interface that makes managing web filtering and reporting on user activity easier than ever. The next-generation Lightspeed Web Filter is all the things we know a K12 filter needs to be: safe, fast, mobile, collaborative, and easy."

With a singular focus on K12, Lightspeed Systems product development, support, and training are dedicated to meeting the unique needs of schools. The next-generation web filtering and reporting solution gives districts who are struggling with limited resources and increasing demands an easy and safe way to help today's students learn, utilize new technologies, and develop 21st-century skills—all without overburdening IT staff or educators.

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About Lightspeed Systems
To us, education isn't an industry; it's a passion. Our solutions make it safe, secure, and easy for IT staff to give users access to resources that make learning engaging, collaborative—and real.

Since 1999, Lightspeed Systems has been partnering with, listening to, and supporting IT staff in schools—making their day-to-day tasks manageable and their educational goals reachable. Today our solutions are used in more than 2,000 school districts for more than 7 million students. Our products have won numerous awards and our company has been recognized on the Inc. 5,000 list as one of the fastest-growing private companies for the last five years. But more than what we've done, we're interested in what we can do, together: transform education. For more information, call 661-716-7600, or visit


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