Schoharie Schools Save Time with Bloxx Content Filtering
“Comparing my previous solution with Bloxx is like comparing a Yugo to a Bugatti Veyron. I am extremely impressed by the Bloxx Web content filter and it has made this part of my job much easier – I spend much less time managing content filtering.”
“I can customize blocking to any unwanted internet traffic that I want, for instance, instant messaging and peer-to-peer. An extra layer of edge protection is provided through its anti-virus and anti-phishing control built into the Bloxx Web filtering unit.”
David Holmes, Network & Systems Technician, Schoharie Central School District
David Holmes, Network & Systems Technician at the school, had numerous problems with students accessing websites uncategorized by the Web filter as the previous solution was not tracking in real-time. “The SonicWall had no way to block anonymous proxies. It also did a very poor job of classifying sites,” Holmes says.
The Bloxx web filter appliance powered by Tru-View Technology was installed to track the district's 850 users, accurately and in real-time, even for brand new websites wich have never been accessed before. Bloxx’s “set it and forget it” approach to web filtering has helped Holmes increase his productivity. “With the Bloxx Web filter in place I have added time to spend on more important projects, as much less hands-on time is needed to babysit filtering problems,” he says.
In addition to improving the security of his network, the Bloxx Web filter has allowed Holmes to spend less time working on the filter and more time on other IT task. “Not only is Tru-View Technology great at blocking anonymous proxy sites, it’s saved me so much time. In terms of misclassified Websites, with our previous solution I had to report an average of 10 proxy sites a week to the SonicWall Support Team; with Bloxx, I’ve reported one and I’ve been a customer for 6 years. I’m a VERY happy customer!”