How Internet Filters Work

How does the Anywhere Filter block websites?

Understanding how our Internet filter works will help you better understand how it can benefit your school and students. Anywhere Filter uses a content list updated nightly which categorizes millions of sites in over 90 categories. Access to these categories can be permitted or blocked. They are color coded with red indicating those strongly recommended for blocking. 

For more granular control, sites are categorized in multiple categories. If a site is blocked in one category, but allowed in another, a "trust" setting is available to always allow the site.

In addition to categorizing sites, Anywhere Filter performs dynamic analysis of URLs to detect anonymous proxy sites (or anonymizers) used by students to access social networking sites.  Traffic is continuously scanned and closely examined for patterns indicative of a proxy, and if identified, access is immediately denied.

How Does Anywhere Filter Fit in with my Existing Technology?

Anywhere Filter smoothly integrates with your existing infrastructure to filter your mobile devices. It can work side-by-side with your school or district-wide filtering solution, so that when your iPad® or other mobile devices leave the network, Anywhere Filter detects this and instantly activates. It can be configured to always filter your mobile devices or to just filter the devices when they leave your network.

To learn more about how our Internet filters work to deliver the advanced filtering and Internet security you need for your mobile devices, fill out a contact form or call us today at 1-888-922-2726 to schedule your personal demo.

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