Technology aims to support high-volume web traffic in districts

ethernet-bandwidthAs more schools shift to digital learning environments and online assessments, districts are looking for reliable and cost-effective solutions to support high-volume web traffic.

ContentKeeper, a provider of BYOD and one-to-one web access controls for next-generation learning environments, just released TurboBridge, an Ethernet bridge technology that meets high-speed performance and scalability demands of districts’ growing bandwidth requirements.

Through a new 2nd generation interception system, TurboBridge provides high-speed web filtering that supports rising bandwidth demands in school districts and education agencies. The system retains higher performance and bandwidth capacities even when SSL decryption features are active, allowing for full inspection and filtering of all or selective secure web traffic.

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“School districts face difficult online security challenges and it is our job to provide proactive tools that ensure a safe and quality learning environment for students and educators,” said Mark Riley, chief technology officer of ContentKeeper.

TurboBridge reduces the number of appliances required for high-demand network architectures by up to 75 percent, resulting in lower implementation and management costs for school districts and state and regional education agencies. Through its high-speed processing capacity, TurboBridge manages high volumes of web traffic and user counts to assist with online learning and assessment testing.

“Technology is rapidly changing the landscape of K-12 learning environments, which in time also brings more potential threats to students, educators and school districts,” said Tony Lucich, Director of Technology Infrastructure Services for Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE). “TurboBridge allows schools to proactively prevent threats before they happen, while still enabling educator access to safely access all the online educational resources that enhance instruction and learning.”

Material from a press release was used in this report.

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