Industry Leader Offers Sneak Preview into First-Ever Comprehensive Cloud Solution to Secure Smartphones and Byod
GoGuardian, a leading software provider for K-12 schools, announced the first AI-powered Cloud Filtering solution for all devices. Understanding that safety is administrators’ primary concern, GoGuardian is expanding its proven advanced intelligence platform to all devices on school networks — including cell phones and BYOD (bring your own device) programs used by students, teachers, and guests. Designed with K-12 educators, this integrated cloud solution will be the most cost-effective, secure platform in the market — easily blocking inappropriate content and ensuring safe learning environments across entire districts.
New Cloud-Based Network Filter Promises End-to-End Optimization of K-12 Learning Environments
“Almost all schools have a network-level filter to cover their guest network, teacher computers, computer labs, etc.,” said Advait Shinde, co-founder and CEO of GoGuardian. “However, we know from our conversations with school administrators that an acute pain point yet to be solved is an effective networking filtering solution that offers students safe internet access from their own devices.”
The new GoGuardian cloud-filtering product — available for the 2019-20 school year — allows schools to avoid expensive, recurring hardware expenses and pervasive maintenance overhead. This addresses school concerns that hardware-based solutions lack the versatility and flexibility of SaaS products that can upgrade instantly when new technologies are developed to outpace evolving threats. GoGuardian’s solutions are designed to protect school networks at the highest level, by being configured to block attempts to circumnavigate filtering parameters via VPNs and proxy servers. At the same time, the company’s products are easy and cost-effective to deploy across entire districts, making GoGuardian’s platform the most technically advanced and scalable solution available.
GoGuardian’s sophisticated online filtering tools and integrated platform help educators identify learning patterns, protect students from harmful and distracting content, and support students who are at risk of self-harm. Going forward, this superior level of protection will be enhanced with proprietary optical technology that will take GoGuardian’s capabilities even further through enhanced image analysis software.
“The threats to school networks are as active as the threats we face in the wider world,” said Tyler Shaddix, Chief Product Officer of GoGuardian. “Legacy solutions that have not been developed in this new cloud era will never be able to compete because they cannot evolve quickly enough to provide the reliable level of dynamic online filtering that schools need. We invest heavily in R&D, pushing the envelope of product innovation because we understand that our number one priority is to constantly develop new technologies that outsmart attempts to put students at risk.”