Missouri School District Recruits DeepNines iTrust To Counter Web Proxies
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Southern Boone School District in Ashland, Missouri has implemented DeepNines Technologies' iTrust for content filtering and control. The district was struggling with students accessing restricted content online despite the fact that it had already deployed a content filtering solution. Top priorities set by the district while evaluating new solutions included the need to eliminate anonymous proxies, control content, and manage Internet traffic.
"After implementing DeepNines iTrust, our students began posting complaints online about how they could no longer get to certain entertainment and social networking Web sites," said Melody Nichols, technology coordinator. "I had parents and administrators complementing me on the solution immediately. It doesn't get any better than that!"
iTrust inspects every packet and session on the network. It's intended to block Web proxy variations and other circumvention techniques, peer-to-peer file sharing services for music and video downloads, online chat, online games and gaming, spyware, and viruses and worms. One version, iTrust CF, also blocks access to URLs with inappropriate content.
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @schaffhauser.