BASCOM Anywhere Filter Now Strengthens Its Position in Mobile Filtering as a Windows 8 Filter
Hauppauge, NY—March 4, 2014—BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc., the leading developer of an Internet filter for Windows® 8, today proudly announces that its Anywhere Filter, a best-of breed mobile filtering solution built for schools, is now a Windows 8 filter. Anywhere Filter™ is one of the few filtering solutions that work with Windows 8 devices both on and off a school’s network. It delivers a Windows 8 Internet filter to support mobile learning initiatives in schools, including one to one programs.
For 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 and more. It supports the dynamic interaction between teachers and students, blocks inappropriate content while also aiding instruction, and delivers mobile filtering with robust Internet security.
A Windows 8 Internet Filter with Superior Performance
Using Anywhere Filter as a Windows 8 Internet filter provides schools with a superior solution. Windows products are able to take full advantage of our patented BASCOM Smart Access Technology™. This filtering method enables 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, an Internet filter for Windows 8, delivers better performance for less money.
“Windows products bring significant benefits to education,” says Robert DeRosa, BASCOM’s Chief Technology Officer. “They are already widely adopted in homes and businesses, easily enable content creation using Office® products, and easily integrate into the Microsoft ecosystem of Active Directory and device management. Using Anywhere Filter with a Windows 8 device delivers a robust mobile learning solution that’s ideal for 1:1 initiatives.”
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.