The Opendium Web Gateway is an appliance filter designed to provide filtering services for anywhere from 50 to 50,000 users. Based on our state-of-the-art dynamic deep inspection technology the Opendium Web Gateway provides everything you need to comply with UK government guidelines such as "Prevent" and "Keeping Children Safe in Education".
Users, networks and individual devices are organised into a hierarchical tree. You can set global web filtering policies for the whole school and then refine them for more specific groups of users, devices or locations. Policies can be set right down to the individual user or device level if required. The unique Time Periods system allows filtering policies to be easily tuned based on the time of day and day of the week.
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.
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.
As well as single sign-on services, networks can be configured to present a captive portal page that users must log into before they can access the web.
The Web Gateway dashboard provides an at-a-glance breakdown of your network's current activity, including most popular websites, most common search terms and currently locked out users.
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