BASCOM Expands Mobile Website Capabilities and Aids Users in Making Informed Decisions when Mobile Browsing
Hauppauge, NY—August 20, 2012—In response to the increase in 1:1 initiatives and iPad® device rollouts throughout the country, BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc., an industry leader in web and mobile filtering, today announces the expansion of its mobile Internet security capabilities and the addition of a visual indicator that assists users in making informed decisions when using its Anywhere Filter browser app.
Empowering Educators to Reach Their Mobile Learning Goals
To maximize the learning power of iPad devices, BASCOM has expanded the mobile Internet security capabilities of its Anywhere Filter browser app. Based on feedback from teachers and technology directors in K-12 schools, BASCOM has significantly increased the number of mobile websites compatible with the Anywhere Filter browser app used to keep students and your network safe. With this expansion, educators are empowered to build mobile device programs and reach their mobile learning goals.
Enabling Users to Make Safe Choices when Mobile Browsing using a Visual Indicator
As mobile computing in K-12 schools continues to grow, it becomes increasingly more important that users make informed decisions prior to providing personal information. Now when visiting encrypted sites (https://), the Anywhere Filter browser provides a visual indicator similar in concept to the lock icon used in other popular browsers. To show a valid SSL connection has been established, the address bar of the Anywhere Filter browser becomes green, and if there is a problem with the certificate, it turns red.
“Our team at BASCOM is committed to working closely with schools to achieve their mobile learning goals. We know that mobile devices are transforming education and we’re building products for safe mobile computing,” states Robert DeRosa, BASCOM’s CTO. “Today’s announcement proves our passion in providing the best mobile filtering solution on the market.”
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 www.bascom.com