School Content Filtering with Peer-to-Peer
Your network and its bandwidth are protected by the peer-to-peer blocking and monitoring capabilities of Frontera, a K12 web filter.
School Content Filtering with Peer-to-Peer Blocking
Peer-to-peer blocking protects a network and its bandwidth by restricting clients from running many distributed peer-to-peer file sharing and browsing programs. This allows the enforcement of your Internet Use Policies. It effectively detects most protocols, including: bittorrent, gnutella, edonkey, fasttrack, neonet, ares, and torpark.
Our protocol blocking monitors all traffic flowing from your network to the Internet. By examining the data, Frontera detects suspicious traffic from clients on your network. When this traffic is detected, Frontera restricts all Internet access on that client computer for five minutes. In addition, this access is logged so you can further review and identify chronic peer-to-peer violators.
Frontera's peer-to-peer control monitors and logs activity, quietly logging access, but not blocking the access of violating clients. This K12 web filter provides the freedom of not restricting clients, while still maintaining the ability to administer network utilization.
TorPark (now referred to as XeroBank) uses a modified version of FireFox, which routes its traffic through a worldwide distributed network of "onion" servers. These servers make Web requests on behalf of the TorPark browser—therefore not only distributing Web access, but also anonymizing the access in the process. This circumvents most front-line, web content control. Incorporating TorPark control into Frontera's suite of detectable peer-to-peer protocols effectively fixes the security and policy issues that these browsing proxies and anonymizers introduce.
Learn More About Frontera, a K12 Web Filter
Find out how using Frontera for school content filtering can keep students safe and learning productive. Fill out a contact form or call us today at 1.888.922.2726.