Los Angeles Area School District Protects Students from Cyber Dangers and Increases Productivity with NITO
Los Angeles Area School District Protects Students from Cyber Dangers and Increases Productivity with Nomadix Internet Traffic Optimizer
The Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) is located in Los Angeles County and encompasses the cities of Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills and Westlake Village. The district contains 18 schools covering grades K-12, with approximately 11,000 students and 650 teachers. LVUSD was recently named one of the 30 top-performing school districts in the state of California.
While roughly 1,000 LVUSD faculty members and administrators had Internet access, the district sought to install an enterprise wireless solution that would expand service to all 12,000 employees and students.
Additionally, the district wanted to embrace the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) movement, which would offer each student/employee access to the district network through as many as four devices each.
LVUSD Chief Technology Officer Phil Scrivano identified that only a next-generation, real-time web filter product would provide the zero-day threat protection needed. Scrivano had previously worked at a leading web-filter company and knew of the limitations many URL filters have, such as students easily bypassing filters and frequent delays in list updates, which provides a window of time for students to access unprotected, uncategorized web content. This exposes the school network to web-borne threats.
The use of NITO gives parents, staff and administrators an effective safety net to better protect students against cyber bullying and other online dangers.
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