Advanced real-time web filter for schools to create a safe online learning environment
Connected technology forms an integral part of the modern student experience but keeping children safe online is a complex task. Schools in the UK need to comply with a wide array of government requirements including Ofsted guidelines, Keeping Children Safe in Education and the Department for Education’s ‘Prevent Duty’, among others.
Impero web:check provides powerful, cloud-based web filtering for schools across the UK, offering a straightforward and effective way to ensure compliance. Our school web filtering solution detects over 150 million new URLs daily (in over 45 languages) and categorises them in real-time so that learners are always protected from inappropriate or malicious web content.
Available on-premise or cloud-hosted, Impero web:check supports a centralised management approach to school internet filtering, allowing Multi-Academy Trusts to delegate administrative permissions to each school as appropriate. Using in-depth analytics, schools can manipulate and collate network traffic data into customisable, easy to read reports. The tools are designed to help save technical teams time, all while providing an extra layer of protection to the school network.
With Impero web:check and Impero Education Pro, schools can protect students at both the network and device level. With real-time monitoring and keyword detection, Impero Education Pro highlights any dangerous content that students may be accessing and allows staff to mediate before a situation escalates.
We work with schools across the globe, developing solutions in direct response to the latest education trends. Our technology experts are the best in the industry, and they work hand in hand with our experienced education and product consultants to create and improve our software. They are on hand to assist with any queries and questions you may have, no matter what you’re implementing, from our powerful web filter for schools to our advanced safeguarding software. Interested to see what Impero web:check can do for your school?
Key features of our web filter for schools
Real-time web content categorisation
Impero’s school internet filtering software classifies millions of websites every day using a comprehensive AI-powered categorisation name service (CNS). Web content is categorised into 90+ database categories, including extremism, weapons, sex education and substance abuse, which are made available for schools in real-time.
Selective SSL Inspection
Impero web:check allows for the filtering of encrypted traffic in the same way as unencrypted traffic. The secure socket layer decryption provides categorisation for HTTP, HTTPS and FTP web traffic protecting school networks from virus-based threats and proxy avoidance.
Multi-site filtering & management
The school web filtering software can provide filtering services to multiple locations in a single deployment. Schools can centrally apply policy management and reporting requirements to all policy servers whilst delegating administrative permissions to each school – and these policies and reports can be custom tailored if necessary.
Granular policy management
Applying web filtering actions at a granular level, where access is applied at a school, group (students or staff) or individual user basis, ensures the right access is provided to the right user. Using time and calendar-based permissions opens web access to users outside of learning hours.
In-depth analytics & custom reports
Simplifies the analysis of network traffic (highlighting data such as specific requests, websites and user-inputted data) schools can manipulate and transform this data into 40+ predefined or customisable, easy to read reports. These reports can be scheduled to run as frequently as required and can be shared with other users with ease.
Off-network device filtering
Impero web:check enforces filtering across Windows, macOS, ChromeOS, iOS and Android, and our proprietary technology makes policy decisions within the client itself, ensuring any device connected to a Wi-Fi network is secure. Regardless of location, users are protected and traffic can be delivered directly back to the school via a device filter, available as an add-on to Impero web:check.
Supporting integration with popular directory service systems, such as Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft Azure Directory, Apple Open Directory and Google Directory, Impero web:check can identify individual users using IP address or directory synchronisation, allowing schools to easily flag users who are abusing the network or at risk of harm.
Reviewing URL data in over 45+ languages (including Welsh, Polish, French and Spanish, and many more), schools have the confidence to detect high-risk categories in other languages, particularly useful for those students where English is a second language.
Safe Search Control
Our web filter for schools offers the option of enforcing the “Safe Search” functionality across popular web search engines such as Google, Bing and YouTube to create an additional layer of protection between students and potentially offensive content.
Cloud based web filtering for schools reduces system management overheads while distributing administrative permissions to individual school sites, saving masses of time for school technical teams.
Available on-premise or cloud-hosted, Impero web:check can be installed on both physical and virtual servers that are tailored for the needs of your network, allowing schools to re-purpose existing underutilised infrastructure and reducing the total cost of ownership.
Comply with legislation
Designed to ensure schools are Ofsted and ‘The Prevent Duty’ compliant, Impero web:check helps schools fulfil their legal duty of care.
Impero’s web filter for schools protects students from harmful or inappropriate content through comprehensive web content scanning and categorisation.
Support BYOD and 1:1
Our modern school internet filtering software prompts unmanaged devices that are not signed onto the domain controller for authentication, ensuring that every device on the network is safe and protected.
Impero web:check protects your school network from known malware threats such as viruses, spyware, phishing frauds and other forms of malicious code by combining a range of data sources.
Improve student productivity
Remove online distractions by restricting access to particular websites, using a powerful school web filter. Limit access to sites like social media across devices on an individual, group or school-wide basis, to focus learning in the classroom.
Impero web:check provides insights into user activity by analysing in-depth analytics and daily reports, so staff can easily detect students who may be at risk of harm and mediate before a situation escalates.
Intelligent school web filtering minimises bandwidth use by restricting access to streaming websites. It also reduces web-usage downtime and ensures lessons can be delivered effectively.
Impero’s add-on modules rely on our existing product suites or modules. Include in your bespoke package where necessary.