Smoothwall Announces Cloud Filtering for Chrome, an Off-site Filtering Tool

Cloud Filter for Chrome from Smoothwall

“Smoothwall has really taken the time to get the input of districts that will use this product to provide a better solution for their customers,” — Monica Chartier of the School District of Florence in Florence, Wisconsin.

Today’s digital learning environment requires students to stay connected beyond the walls of the classroom. To protect students as they use school-issued devices to access the internet off campus, Smoothwall, a world-class provider of internet security and content filtering solutions, announces a new cloud-based, remote filtering tool for the Chrome browser.

Cloud Filter for Chrome enables districts to provide a customizable level of URL filtering on devices using the Chrome browsers when those devices are off-site and no longer connected to the school network. Providing a seamless experience, devices will switch automatically from on-premises filtering to cloud-based filtering once students leave the network.

“Cloud-based filtering caters to the needs of the modern, connected school by eliminating boundaries that affect where and how students learn,” said Terry Heath, CEO of Smoothwall. “It’s vital to provide students with the appropriate resources and protection at home and at school.”

Development of the Cloud Filter for Chrome is a direct result of feedback received from K-12 districts across the U.S., including the School District of Florence County located in Florence, Wisconsin.

“Smoothwall has really taken the time to get the input of districts that will use this product to provide a better solution for their customers,” said Monica Chartier, information technology technician at the district. “Having a way to filter Chromebooks using…

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