BASCOM Anywhere Filter Now Delivers Web Content Filtering for Windows 8.1 Devices
Hauppauge, NY—September 18, 2014—BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc., the leading developer of web content filtering for schools, today proudly announces that Anywhere Filter™ and Anywhere Filter Cloud™ for cloud based web filtering now support Windows® 8.1. This new release highlights BASCOM’s commitment to safely using the Internet for instruction. Schools are now able to use a BASCOM filtering service on Windows 8.1 devices and a variety of other devices so that technology is secure and doesn’t get in the way. This keeps the focus on learning.
Cloud Based Web Filtering for Windows 8.1 Devices
Anywhere Filter is one of the few filtering solutions that work with devices both on and off network. Also offered as a cloud based web filtering solution, it delivers web content filtering to support mobile learning anywhere and 1 to 1 initiatives in schools. Anywhere Filter blocks inappropriate content while also aiding instruction to deliver mobile filtering with robust Internet security.
For Windows tablets and other mobile devices to be used productively for education, they must be filtered in a way that supports instruction, even when they leave the network. Anywhere Filter meets this challenge by supporting the dynamic interaction between teachers and students. By using our patented BASCOM Smart Access Technology™, our solutions filter using fast, lightweight communication to significantly increase throughput. Districts benefit by reducing their bandwidth costs since traffic isn’t proxied through the school’s network as a full proxy solution. As a result, Anywhere Filter for Windows 8.1 devices delivers better performance for less money.
New Features Support Mobile Learning and 1 to 1 Initiatives
This 2.1.0 Anywhere Filter release for Windows includes https interception as a performance booster for more accurate filtering of https sites. As more and more sites become https, this advanced feature delivers superior security advantages. Also included is improved performance when securing hot spots to support the growing trend of 1 to 1 initiatives and mobile learning.
BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc. is an innovative software development and professional services firm specializing in patented security that ensures the safe and effective use of the Internet for learning in PK-12, libraries, and community organizations. Since its founding in 1996, BASCOM has produced network security and web filtering, mobile filtering, and Internet curriculum building tools for education. BASCOM fills a void in a market unaddressed by technology companies and overlooked by traditional education companies. Its solutions strike an innovative balance between the traditional needs of IT staff and the special needs of educators to deliver easy to use solutions for integrating the Internet into curriculum.
BASCOM makes its core technology and intellectual property available through distributors, Value Added Resellers (VARs), network integrators, OEMs, and Internet Service Providers (ISPs). BASCOM is a privately held company located in Hauppauge, New York.