CDW-G Signs Deal for School SafetyBy Sara Driscoll | Posted 2007-12-11 Email Print
The VAR signs up Web filtering vendor 8e6 to help schools block Web sites and Web-based proxies.CDW-G has signed a strategic partnership with Web filtering vendor 8e6 to help prevent children as young as 12 from bypassing security and Web filtering appliances in schools using proxy servers.
CDW-G, a wholly owned subsidiary of CDW that sells to the government and education market, will now offer schools in the K-12 sector three versions of the 8e6 products: the 8e6 Professional Edition, which includes Internet filtering, proxy pattern detection, forensic reporting, and real-time reporting and remediation; the 8e6 Standard Edition, which includes Internet filtering, proxy pattern detection and forensic reporting; and the 8e6 ProxyBlocker, a solution designed to work with any existing Internet filtering solution to specifically address the growing proxy problem in schools.
Bob Kirby, senior director of K-12 education at CDW-G, said preventing children from bypassing Web filters by using proxy servers has been a growing challenge for schools. "Children are getting much more Internet savvy and have found ways around security; some set up the proxy server from home, then access through the school computers. We needed to be able to offer schools peace of mind with our offerings," he said.