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The Library Mobile Filtering Solution for Anytime, Anywhere, Any Connection Filtering

Mobile devices are part of our world. Where are you in adapting to this technology? Do you offer your patrons the use of a library-owned Chromebook™ notebook or iPad™ device while inside your building? If you aren’t doing this now, would you consider doing this sometime in the near future? And, does your staff use library-owned laptops?

Here are some risks to consider when using mobile devices:

  • Patrons using a library-owned mobile device can easily dodge your filter using widely available WiFi access or a personal hotspot.
  • Allowing children to use a library-owned iPad can expose them to inappropriate content.
  • Your staff uses laptops at home and then brings them back into the library. Did you realize that this can threaten the security of your library's network? An unfiltered laptop used off-network can be victimized by rogue sites and then compromise your network when it returns.

 

Protect Access with Anywhere Filter—A CIPA-Compliant Library Mobile Filtering Solution

Don't worry. Patronus™ has a library mobile filtering solution that protects your mobile devices. Now, with the new Anywhere Filter, CIPA-compliant Internet access is maintained for your library-owned mobile devices. When patrons and staff are using a mobile device off-network, your library's policy is enforced using any available Internet connection.
 

Learn More About BASCOM's Library Mobile Filtering Solution

BASCOM's Anywhere Filter for Patronus is a library mobile filtering solution designed to give librarians the tools they need to set the appropriate amount of Internet access for their patrons. To learn more, read about its Access Zones, Kids Zone Portal and technology. To schedule your personal library filter demo, fill out a contact form or call us today at 1-888-922-2726.

CIPA Filter

Enforce Your Acceptable Use Policy with the Cross-Platform, CIPA Compliant Anywhere Filter

alt Don't risk your E-rate funding. BASCOM's Anywhere Filter is a CIPA filter for libraries. It allows you to enforce your Acceptable Use Policy with its CIPA compliant mobile filtering capabilities.

For continued E-rate funding, it is mandated by Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) that libraries filter Internet content, even when using mobile devices. It is necessary that a library enforce its Acceptable Use Policy for remote users. So, to embrace the benefits of using these wonderful, new portable devices you need anytime, anywhere, any connection filtering, or chance forfeiting your funding.


A CIPA Filter That Offers Continuous Mobile Filtering and Protection

With BASCOM's Anywhere Filter you have a mobile filtering solution that enforces your library's Acceptable Use Policy so that regardless of the network a mobile user is on, your Internet filtering settings are implemented. Anywhere Filter delivers the cross-platform, CIPA compliant filtering you need to embrace the educational benefits of new wireless technologies.


Learn More About Patronus Library Filter Management

BASCOM's Patronus library filter and the Anywhere Filter CIPA filter give librarians the tools they need to set the appropriate amount of Internet access for their patrons. To learn more, read about its Access Zones, Kids Zone Portal and technology. To schedule your personal CIPA filter demo, fill out a contact form or call us today at 1-888-922-2726.

A Laptop Filter for Libraries

altFor your library's laptops—including Windows® 8/7/Vista/XP and OS X® on Intel and PPC—this is how it works. Your Acceptable Use Policy is enforced by Anywhere Filter, the laptop filter included with Patronus for any users either working on your network or remotely. When off-network, any Internet browser requests from a laptop are communicated from BASCOM's Anywhere Filter to Patronus. Patronus then analyzes the requested URL to see if it is in the allowed content database. If it isn't, it sends a blocked and redirect message to the user.


Remote Library Filter Management Simplifies Network Requirements

Therefore, regardless of what network a staff member is using, your library's Internet filtering settings are implemented without the need for a VPN. Now, whenever staff is using a library-owned laptop, the Internet is secured with a remote filter that enforces your library's settings.


Learn More About the Patronus Laptop Filter for Libraries

BASCOM's Patronus library filter management solution gives librarians the tools they need to set the appropriate amount of Internet access for their patrons. To learn more, read about its Access Zones, Kids Zone Portal and technology. To schedule your personal laptop filter demo, fill out a contact form or call us today at 1-631-434-6600.

What BASCOM's Mobile Internet Filter Can do for You

alt Patronus automatically includes BASCOM's Anywhere Filter, a mobile Internet filter that delivers anytime, anywhere, any connection mobile web filtering:

  • CIPA-compliant, cross-platform mobile Internet filter for wireless devices.
  • Filters Internet requests based on BASCOM's extensive, education-specific URL database with customer-defined allowed and blocked lists.
  • Delivers Dynamic Proxy Detection for protection against anonymous proxy servers.
  • Anytime, any connection, anywhere filtering without needing a Virtual Private Network (VPN).
  • Enforces your library's Acceptable Use Policy on off-network laptops.
  • Mobile web filtering for iPad, iPhone®, and iPod touch® devices with the Anywhere Filter browser app available on the App Store.
  • Enforces SafeSearch Mode for Google, Yahoo, and Bing search engines, including images and cached sites.
  • Password required to uninstall.
  • Reporting of off-network activity for analyzing Internet use.

Learn More About Patronus Library Filter Management

BASCOM's Patronus library filter management solution gives librarians the tools they need to set the appropriate amount of Internet access for their patrons. To learn more about our mobile Internet filter or to schedule your personal Anywhere Filter demo, fill out a contact form or call us today at 1-888-922-2726.

BASCOM's Anywhere Filter

Apple Filtering

iPod touch®, iPad® and  iPhone® Filtering

altApple filtering is now available for Patronus customers who want to use the iPad®, iPad 2, iPhone®, and iPod touch® using iOS. BASCOM's Development Team has designed the new Anywhere Filter that can be downloaded, free of charge, from Apple's App Store. This iPhone, iPad and iPod touch filtering application replaces the default browser on the Apple mobile device.

This is how it works. Your library's Technology Director creates a Profile that resides on Patronus and defines the filter settings for remote devices. Then, each time a student uses the Apple mobile device to make any Internet browser requests, the Anywhere Filter communicates with Patronus utilizing a lightweight protocol with reduced overhead that is less complex than typical proxy traffic. This enables the communication to occur faster so that the URL requested by the student can quickly be checked against the Profile. If a student attempts to access a site that isn't allowed, a blocked message displays on the Apple device.

Features of BASCOM's iPod touch, iPhone and iPad filtering application:

  • CIPA compliant, cross-platform iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch filtering.
  • Apple filtering is based on URL database with customer-defined allowed and blocked lists.
  • Delivers Dynamic Proxy Detection for protection against anonymous proxy servers.
  • Anytime, anywhere, any connection iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad filtering without the need for a VPN.
  • Enforces a library's Acceptable Use Policy.
  • Enforces SafeSearch Mode for Google, Yahoo, and Bing search engines.
  • Password required to uninstall filtering.
  • Reporting of off-network activity for analyzing Internet use.

   Visit this URL to download Anywhere Filter from the Aaltpple App Store:


Learn More About BASCOM's Mobile Device Filtering for Libraries

BASCOM's Patronus library filter and the Anywhere Filter CIPA filter give librarians the tools they need to set the appropriate amount of Internet access for their patrons. To learn more, read about its Access Zones, Kids Zone Portal and technology. To schedule your personal library filter demo, fill out a contact form or call us today at 1-888-922-2726.
 

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