Prince Avenue Christian School – Smoothwall Filter Case Study
Find out how Smoothwall helped this School’s Technical Director find a web filtering solution for this pre-k through 12th-grade school that could support the variety of networked and personal devices.
What’s the background?
Kendall Eley is the technical director of Prince Avenue Christian School, a pre-k through 12 campus with a variety of networked and personal devices including 1-to-1 and iPad carts.
Prince Avenue has 4 wireless networks, each requiring a tailored filtering policy: one for students, one for faculty, one for guests which requires a token, and one public network shared with the church in school off-hours. Filtering policies for the shared network needed to be adapted not only to location but also to hours of the day.
There is also a wired network that filters and authenticates PC users against Active Directory®. Student and faculty iPads are filtered separately, depending on the wireless network they are connecting to.
What was the challenge?
With their previous solution, Prince Avenue had to make hard choices. Either they would be able to filter by location or by the time of day, but never both.
They were able to fix the problem for me and explain to me what the problem was, helping to prevent future problems.