Our flagship product is the Opendium UTM. This product contains all the features of our Web Gateway together with our sector-leading firewall system. The UTM firewall is not only able to protect your organisation from external threats, but is also able to apply firewall rules to networks, subnets, single IP addresses and individual users and groups. Utilising deep packet inspection technology coupled with our own dynamic identification technologies the Opendium UTM is the ultimate solution for protecting your school and its users
Multiple sites can be connected together into a single network through an encrypted IPSec site-to-site Virtual Private Network and remote users can be given secure access to your network through SSL and L2TP VPNs.
Many devices ignore your network's DNS and NTP servers and require your firewall to allow their traffic out to arbitrary servers on the internet. The ports that must be allowed can be used by VPNs to bypass your security and monitoring policies. To combat this threat, DNS and NTP requests are transparently intercepted and redirected to the local servers, rather than granting unrestricted access to the internet.
Traditional web filtering systems simply used large databases of web addresses to identify web sites. The modern dynamic web delivers content that is tailored to the individual users and it is no longer appropriate to rely solely on web address databases. A web page may be categorised as Social Networking all of the time, but content analysis can identify that sometimes it should also be Radicalisation or Self Harm.
Opendium was built on the reputation of always offering exceptional support. We recognise that each school is unique and offer several levels of support to meet your needs. You can always speak directly with an experienced engineer in our UK offices, who will endeavour to get to the root of the problem as quickly as possible.
In recent years, the British government has regularly updated and strengthened the guidance that schools are expected to follow to safeguard the children who are in their care. Schools that relied on Opendium solutions stood in good stead in the face of the new guidance, as it largely codified the good practice that we were already promoting.
UTM is compliant with the Department for Education's Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance, the Home Office's Prevent Duty and meets the requirements of the UK Safer Internet Centre's Appropriate Filtering for Education Settings.
We also work closely with the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) and the Counter Terrorist Internet Referral Unit (CTIRU) to support their work and protect our customers, and the people under their care, from illegal child abuse images and unlawful terrorist content.
Across the world, the legal requirements, social norms and operating procedures within schools vary greatly. As a UK based company who primarily supplies British schools, we are intimately familiar with the British education sector. Not only is buying from a local company great for the economy, it also guarantees that you will get a solution that was built to meet the needs of local schools.