Patron Connect Quickly Builds a Private Guest Network for Patron WiFi Access

Hauppauge, New York—May 18, 2011—BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc., an industry leader in Internet management and curriculum-building solutions for schools, communities, and libraries, today announces the new Patron Connect™ for its BASCOM Patronus filtering appliance for libraries. With this new built-in feature, Patronus enables a library to easily and inexpensively create a “guest network” for patron WiFi access. By including an additional Ethernet Interface on the appliance, Patron Connect allows a library to completely separate patron WiFi traffic from staff computers on different networks—without purchasing an additional Internet connection, router, and firewall.

Patron Connect Separates Networks for Security
When it comes to security, separate is supreme. Patron Connect enables a library to quickly build two networks, separating patron from staff computers. This protects your library’s computers and network by preventing a patron using a laptop or mobile device from introducing a virus to your internal network. One simple connection can save you lots of money and time, while drastically reducing the risks of compromising your equipment. And, that’s not all. If your library needs to serve its own web pages or provide other Internet content to your community, Patron Connect can be used to create a third DMZ separate from your internal Blue LAN.

“BASCOM is always looking for innovative ways to provide the best Internet filtering solutions to our customers,” states Robert DeRosa, BASCOM’s Chief Technology Officer. “Patron Connect now ships automatically with our Patronus library Internet filtering solution so our customers have the flexibility they need to quickly and inexpensively build a separate network.”



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

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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