School Mobile Filter Comparison

Compare Anywhere Filter Feature-by-Feature

View the mobile filter comparison chart below to see why feature-for-feature, Anywhere Filter is the most advanced, robust mobile Internet filtering device available today. 

FeatureAnywhere FilterCompetitor
Enforces your Acceptable Use Policy on off-network mobile devices and laptops. YES  
Developed specifically for a school district needing a 1:1 mobile solution by a software development company with over 15 years of experience in the educational market. YES Is this a consumer product: Does the company understand K-12?
Need help? Telephone support is included and available 8am - 6pm, Monday-Friday,  EST (to 7pm by scheduling the call beforehand.) Our Tech Support Reps have an extensive background in networking and enterprise-level filtering requirements.  YES Email and wait?
Includes BASCOM's YouTube Filter, PlayRight™, developed specifically for K-12 education. PlayRight delivers select viewing of individual YouTube videos and channels. PlayRight also supports YouTube for Schools so that students are focused to all of the content on and the content in your school's (or teacher's) channel. (YouTube does not currently support the use of YouTube for Schools on iOS devices)

No proprietary system needed; managed so that customer selects the content viewable to users while on, including a setting to prevent viewing of comments and thumbnails of unapproved images.

Anywhere Filter offers flexible mobile Internet device filtering which allows Technology Directors to configure the filter while also delegating access privileges to educators for specific YouTube content selection. Students are prevented from accessing inappropriate content thanks to this granular control over YouTube content.

Is the mobile filter based on user-selected YouTube categories which aren't reliable?

Is a proprietary system used? Does it require more work to copy and paste videos?

Does the mobile filter support YouTube for Schools?

Complements existing malware and virus solutions as part of a multi-level mobile security strategy. YES  
There’s no need to replace existing filtering infrastructure since Anywhere Filter works hand-in-hand with the existing filter. Also ensures a uniform browsing experience in school. Purchased as a virtualized filter or a filter appliance, or deployed in the cloud.
Fast & lightweight. Bandwidth is saved since Web traffic isn’t proxied though a customer’s network. YES  
Stealthy. Configuration and integration of the mobile filter is both hardened against tampering and transparent to the user. YES  
Enforces SafeSearch Mode for Google, Yahoo, and Bing search engines including cached sites and images. Offers extra protection by enforcing the Safe Search setting in a Web browser even if a computer is not set for it or a user tries to change it. YES  
Delivers Real-Time, Dynamic Proxy Detection for protection against anonymous proxy servers. YES  
CIPA-Compliant, cross platform mobile filtering for wireless devices. Compliant as a "Technology Protection Measure" with the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA). YES  
Filters Internet requests based on BASCOM’s extensive, education-specific URL database with customer-defined allowed and blocked lists. YES  
Enforces your Acceptable Use Policy on off-network mobile devices and laptops. YES  
Administrator has complete control of filter category selections for advanced, age-based content filtering. YES  
Reporting of off-network activity for analyzing Internet use. YES  
Flexible mobile Internet device filtering for Web 2.0 sites empowers the IT Department to maintain security and educators to select Web content for curriculum. YES  
For Laptops    
Mobile Web filtering for laptops—Windows® 8.1/8/7/Vista/XP and OS X® (10.6 or later). YES  
Integrates with your existing Authentication System including Directory Services (Novell, Open Directory, Microsoft Active Directory.) Saves time by using your existing Authentication System to facilitate mobile Web filtering on your laptops and MacBook® devices. For iOS devices, a setting is available to customize filtering to specific groups, such as faculty, elementary and high school students. YES  
For iPad®, iPhone®, and iPod touch® devices using iOS (6 or later)    
The Anywhere Filter browser app available on the App Store delivers mobile Web filtering for iPad®, iPod touch® and iPhone® devices. YES  
Quickly secures iPad®, iPod touch® and iPhone® devices with Instant Config. YES  
Provides educationally-focused features such as:
  • Shared Bookmarks—Administrators can easily create and share a list of bookmarks with all of their devices.
  • QR Reader—Teachers can now post a QR code. Then immediately upon entering the classroom, students can use their iOS devices to read the QR code so that they are instantly directed to the Internet page needed for that day’s lesson.

 Provides additional time-saving/security browser features:

  • Quickly saves an image in the Photos App or copies it to the clipboard.
  • Immediately prints a page,  instantly opens a link in a new page or copies it to the clipboard.
  • Instantly opens documents, such as PDF’s, in 3rd party apps.
  • Ability to clear cookies.
  • Displays and allows access to recently visited pages by holding down the forward and backward arrows.
YES Does the mobile filtering browser app provide educationally-focused features?
For iOS Devices    
Global Proxy Support delivers filtering for iOS devices providing another option to the Anywhere Filter browser app. Instead, the standard, full-featured Safari browser can be used. This allows emails, webclips, links and other programs to launch correctly while also filtering apps. However, there are some trade-offs. Global Proxy Support requires traffic to flow through the school’s Internet connection, resulting in increased traffic and utilization of school bandwidth. YES  
For Chromebook Notebooks    
  • Integrates with GAfE to quickly set filtering profiles
  • Quickly assign filtering policies based on OUs, groups or user IDs.
  • 100% Cloud-Based for non-proxy filtering
  • Zero-Touch for easy deployment
  • Scalable to meet changing needs





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