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Anywhere Filter School Mobile Web Filter

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Features and Benefits of BASCOM's Mobile Device Filtering Solution

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Anywhere Mobile Device Filtering from Any Connection A school mobile web filter that filters your mobile devices no matter where they connect to the Internet—at home, in school, using public WiFi or personal hotspots.
Cross Platform Filtering

The Anywhere Filter mobile web filter works with:

  • Windows® 32- & 64-bit XP/Vista/7 laptops.
  • OS X®—10.6 or later.
  • iPad®, iPhone®, and iPod touch® devices using Anywhere Filter browser app. Global Proxy Support also available for iOS devices. This enables the standard Safari browser to be used.
  • Chromebook notebooks using a Chrome extension as part of an integrated Anywhere Filter and Google Management Console solution.
Works Hand-in-Hand with an Existing Filter
  • Ensures a uniform browsing experience in school.
  • No need to replace existing filtering infrastructure.
  • Deployed as a virtualized filter or a filter appliance. 
Built for Schools

Supports learning by balancing the needs of both IT staff and educators.

Directory Service Integration including Microsoft Active Directory®, Novell, Open Directory
  • Saves time by using your existing Authentication System to facilitate mobile device 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.
  • For Chromebook notebooks filtering can be customized to specific groups established through the integration of Anywhere Filter and the Google Management Console.
PlayRight™ for YouTube Filtering

(PlayRight is not currently supported on iOS devices.)
  • Easy-to-use. Since filtering occurs within YouTube.com, no proprietary system (requiring videos to be copied and organized) is needed.
  • Supports YouTube for Schools so that students are focused to all of the content on youtube.com/education and the content in your school's (or teacher's) channel.
  • Removes distracting comments and thumbnails of suggested videos.
  • Easy for Administrators to allow individual YouTube videos and/or channels.
Protection from Personal Hotspots and Public WiFi Signals
  • Prevents users from dodging your filter using personal hotspots or public WiFi.
  • Enforces your policies regardless of what network your mobile devices are on.
  • Protects your users from known malware and phishing sites.
Instant Config™ for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch devices
  • Quickly configures your Apple mobile devices so you can get going instantly.
Integrates with Casper Suite by JAMF Software
Anywhere Filter Browser App for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch includes educationally-focused and time-saving/security features Educationally-Focused Browser Features:
  • 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.
  • Bump—Bumping allows teachers to quickly transfer the webpage they are viewing to a student’s iPad or other iOS device by gently bumping hands. When turned ON, this feature allows a device to either receive bumps (which may be appropriate for students) or to both send and receive bumps (which may be appropriate for teachers).
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.
SafeSearch Mode for Google, Yahoo, and Bing® search engines including cached sites and images
  • Prevents users from accessing anonymous web proxy sites via popular search engines by automatically inserting negative keywords.
  • Forces major search engines into their filtered search, even if the user disables the browser setting.
Real-Time, Dynamic Proxy Detection
  • Delivers additional protection by preventing users from circumventing the school mobile web filter using anonymous proxy servers.
CIPA-Compliant
  • CIPA-compliant mobile device filtering capabilities enforce your Acceptable Use Policy.
  • The mobile web filter meets the requirements for E-Rate Funding.
  • Keeps users focused for a productive Internet learning experience.
Blocks HTTPS Traffic
  • Filters access to all sites with encrypted web traffic while also having the ability to allow specific encrypted sites.
  • Provides another layer of protection from non-legitimate, https proxy sites.
Content Filtering using Extensive Education-Specific URL Database
  • Gives Administrators the ability to manage filter category selections incorporating our education focused trust methodology and create profiles based on a wide range of user defined criteria.
Reporting
  • Administrators have the ability to analyze Internet use of both on- and off-network activity.
BASCOM Smart Access Technology for Fast, Lightweight Communication
  • Traffic isn’t proxied through a customer’s network so bandwidth is saved.
Stealth Programming
  • Configuration and integration of the mobile web filter is both transparent to the user and hardened against tampering.
Tech Support available 8am - 6pm, Monday-Friday, EST (to 7pm by scheduling the call beforehand.)
  • Leave the troubleshooting to us. Our Tech Support Reps have expertise in networking and enterprise-level filtering.
  • No need to wait for help. Speak to a knowledgeable Tech Support Rep.
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