Poway USD Implements iPrism Web Filter To Increase Productivity, Cut Costs
Poway Unified School District (USD) has deployed St. Bernard Software's iPrism 100h Web filter. The new implementation is intended to cut costs, save time, and provide a useful set of reporting and tracking features.
The district reported that it expects significant time savings by giving Web site access control to teachers at the classroom level, something that was handled by the district's IT staff prior to implementation. The iPrism 100h will also help the district manage bandwidth needs, providing greater connection speeds to help faculty and staff better utilizes instructional technology resources.
"Educational institutions, such as Poway USD, need dependable Web filtering solutions to protect their networks, comply with federal regulations and efficiently manage bandwidth to ensure productivity," said Steve Yin, vice president of Global Sales and Marketing at St. Bernard, in a prepared statement. "The iPrism appliances are cost-effective, feature-rich solutions that schools can rely on to block inappropriate online material and meet CIPA compliance requirements."
According to St. Bernard, the iPrism Web filter works with demanding applications, such as anti-virus software, and comes in a variety of models designed to meet specific organizational needs.
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