BASCOM Packs Pioneering Protection into Its Flagship Global Chalkboard for Using Web 2.0 in K-12 Education

Hauppauge, New York - February 11, 2009—BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc., an innovative developer of Internet curriculum solutions for K-12 schools, today proudly announces a new release for its flagship Global Chalkboard solution. Packed with security enhancements for Web 2.0 functionality, the award-winning Global Chalkboard Internet management system once again stays ahead of its competition by delivering pioneering protection that compliments the current educational needs of Internet use in the K-12 classroom.

Delivering state-of-the-art security features and increased functionality, the upgrade exemplifies BASCOM's commitment to providing teachers and technology directors with the best possible Internet tools available today. The improvements to the Global Chalkboard include:
  • Punched Up Protection Using Login Restrictions
  • Extra Security by Blocking HTTPS Traffic
  • Automatic Archiving of Log Files for Easier Auditing
  • Remote Access for Anytime, Anywhere Global Chalkboard Administration
  • Firewall Logs for Monitoring Traffic in Both Directions
  • Enhancements to DHCP Options for Easily Managing Leases
  • Improved Searching for Workstations/Ranges & Categories

"In addition to the new functionality of this release, BASCOM has also fortified its Global Chalkboard innovative teaching tool with security enhancements that compliment new Web 2.0 applications such as blogs, wiki's, and YouTube videos," states Peter Cirasole, BASCOM's CEO/President. "Our philosophy behind the Global Chalkboard has always been teacher-centric. Teachers have always decided the materials used in their classroom, so when choosing Internet resources, that should also apply. If a teacher wants to use a video from in their classroom, the Global Chalkboard gives them that capability while blocking the rest of the site."

About the Global Chalkboard

BASCOM's Global Chalkboard is an innovative and flexible teaching tool that uses the Internet for learning. The Global Chalkboard provides immediate access to educational Web sites and builds Web-enriched lessons mapped to curriculum goals and state standards.

The Global Chalkboard is both flexible and easy to use. It offers a novice user immediate access to educational sites with the Web Library; it offers an intermediate user prepackaged, ready-to-use BASCOM lessons; and it offers an advanced user a method of building their own, Web-based lessons using the Global Chalkboard's Lesson Creator.


BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc. is a software development company specializing in curriculum-based, Internet management solutions for K-12 schools. From our beginning in 1996, BASCOM has focused on producing, next-generation, curriculum tools for the K-12 education market.

BASCOM's goal is to help children become successful learners by safely extracting the educational content of the Web. This is accomplished by building Internet teaching tools based on input we've received from K-12 educators. We are constantly adapting our products to meet the changing needs of today's teachers.

BASCOM is a privately held company located in Hauppauge, New York. For more information, visit
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