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Astaro-South Montgomery Community School

Most schools have Internet-related concerns, and those that fall under the jurisdiction of the South Montgomery Community School Corporation are no different. Filtering Web content and blocking inappropriate Web sites have always ranked high on the list of priorities.

Vendor: Astaro
Customer: South Montgomery Community School Corporation www.southmont.k12.in.us 
Vertical Markets: Education
State: Indiana

Technology Used: Astaro Web Gateway 4000

Solution: The South Montgomery Community School Corporation oversees several elementary schools, a junior high school, and a senior high school in Indiana. A key goal of this educational organization is to give all students the tools they need to become life-long learners and valuable members of society.

Most schools have Internet-related concerns, and those that fall under the jurisdiction of the South Montgomery Community School Corporation are no different. Filtering Web content and blocking inappropriate Web sites have always ranked high on the list of priorities. South Montgomery did rely on Novell’s BorderManager with SurfControl for content filtering, but began their search for another solution when they realized the existing system could not keep up with evolving demands. The challenge was to find a content filtering tool that offered a 100% Web-based management portal and allowed for the creation of different users. South Montgomery also wanted a dedicated appliance for Web filtering and caching.

After looking at a number of potential solutions, South Montgomery chose the Astaro Web Gateway 4000. Key factors in the decision were Astaro’s solid reputation and the product’s user-friendly WebAdmin management portal.

A year after implementation, several benefits have been noted. First, there has been a dramatic improvement in Web filtering, and users can no longer access the Internet without traveling through the Web proxy. A substantial amount of bandwidth that was used to access prohibited Web content has also been freed up. Problem users and attempts to violate a school’s Web filtering policy can now be identified more easily, and the time spent on system administration tasks has been reduced.

Further details: http://www.astaro.com/resources/astaro-success-stories/south-montgomery-community-school-corporation




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