Integrated School Firewall

Robust School Internet Security from a Stateful Firewall

alt BASCOM's Global Chalkboard includes an integrated stateful firewall, providing robust school Internet security that is managed through a simple Web interface. This deep-packet inspection school firewall filters both inbound and outbound traffic. Since it is an affirmative firewall, all traffic into and out of the network must be explicitly allowed by the System Administrator.

The Global Chalkboard actively logs blocked attempts against the school firewall. The school firewall also actively monitors, blocks, and logs invalid login attempts.

Features of Global Chalkboard's School Firewall

Predefined Rules

  • For ease of network deployment, BASCOM has provided numerous predefined firewall rules, allowing school firewall settings to be defined with just a few clicks and keystrokes. Many common applications, such as Web servers, VNC, FTP, and H.323, are made available in the Predefined dropdown of the Add Firewall Rule page. With a single selection, the required rules for an entire application are added to a firewall.

VPN Pass-Through

  • Within these predefined rules, BASCOM has defined VPN pass-through rules. This enables VPN connectivity without knowing the nuances of each port and protocol that's required to properly deploy it. Our VPN pass-through rules encompass popular VPN protocols, including IPSec, PPTP, and L2TP.

Locked Down by Default

  • The Global Chalkboard's firewall is completely locked down by default, restricting all communication in or out of your network.

Temporary Rules

  • Firewall rules can be enabled and disabled on demand, eliminating the need to constantly redefine infrequently-used rules.

Port Forwarding

  • The Global Chalkboard's firewall allows the definition of specific port forwards for applications that are not predefined.

Network Address Translation (IP Translation/Outbound)

  • The Global Chalkboard's school firewall supports network address translation (NAT), further providing security and control over a network's resources.

Deep, Stateful Packet Inspection

  • The Global Chalkboard employs a stateful packet inspection (or SPI) firewall which actively tracks all inbound and outbound communication. This implementation eases administration and security headaches. An initial connection is examined, and if allowed, is continually tracked by the firewall.  In addition, the Global Chalkboard deploys application-level filters at the packet level—utilizing deep packet inspection to dynamically detect and configure the firewall in response to the examined traffic.

Learn More About BASCOM's School Internet Security Solutions

Ensure your school's Internet security with BASCOM's school firewall and other Internet filtering tools.  To learn more, view a webinar, fill out a contact form or call us today at 1-888-922-2726 to schedule your personal demo.

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