Schools are required to be in compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). This involves an Internet policy that addresses cyber safety concerns including:
- Access by minors to inappropriate matter on the Internet
- Unauthorized access, hacking, or other unlawful activities by minors online
- Unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personal information regarding minors
Plixer has helped school districts large and small satisfy their CIPA compliance needs. The Scrutinizer Incident Response System extends visibility into all hosts and applications communicating on the network—including traffic to malicious sources—and makes gathering details on these conversations elementary. Scrutinizer also provides access to at-a-glance views of the entire network, which allows for quickly spotting slowdowns and easily drilling down to find out the reasons behind them.line-break
One big concern of colleges and universities is the ability to verify copyright allegations made by the RIAA and the MPAA. To avoid taking the brunt of the lawsuit, schools must be able to track down the offender or be able to demonstrate that a student was falsely accused.
By providing insight into the entire network, Scrutinizer can pick out BitTorrent traffic among the flows from tens of thousands of conversations. It will store this data for decades, so going back in time to find the needed data is easy, even when you need to drill down to the exact minute. Scrutinizer can do this even on the most modern networks, so wireless and BYOD visibility doesn’t become a headache.