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Yes, Blocksi Manager EE does not rely on any hardware security appliance, whether at school or in the cloud, via a virtual security appliance, which is pretty much the same as having an hardware security appliance.
Blocksi Manager relies on a fully distributed database architecture in the cloud, and does not rely on any proxy solution that tends to cause SSL certificate errors or have slow response times.
Blocksi Manager filtering technology commands the browser what to display and does not rely upon any DNS proxy.
Blocksi Manager requires you to have a Google domain and a GSuite Super Admin user to be able to register and access the Administrator Dashboard. If you have an LDAP or AD Identity provider, GSuite for Education provides tools to bridge these— the GSuite SSO and a third-party identity provider.
No, Blocksi Manager Education Everywhere is to be used with any Chrome client whether on a Chromebook or on a desktop (Windows or MacOS) and sits directly in the browser, filtering at the browser level rather than at the network level.
Blocksi Manager Education Everywhere leverages the GSuite for Education Ecosystem and pushes it to every Chrome client's extensions through the Google Cloud.
As such, deploying an efficient and granular filtering policy across a 20,000-Chrome-client school district, does not take more than 10 minutes.
The Administrator Dashboard is a cloud-based dashboard that you can access from anywhere, including from your smartphone. It is secured by your GSuite Administrator account.
Yes, the Administrator Dashboard allows you to not only grant access to the parents and teachers to their respective dashboards, but also enable specific features on the Teacher and Parent Dashboards, such as specific filtering policies for teacher's classes, as well as Blocksi content analysis for cyberbullying and for other inappropriate online behavior.
Yes, you can use Blocksi Manager Education Everywhere with any other device that supports Chrome browser and extensions, whether on a MacOS or Windows Desktop or on Chromebooks.
You can prevent the use of a third-party browser, other than Chrome, by using apps such as NetApp or use Blocksi DNS along with the Blocksi client for Windows and MacOS. Blocksi DNS enforces the Chrome browser.
BMEE supports a very rich and enhanced Youtube filtering. For example, you can block all YouYube content or specific parts of YouTube while only allowing channels of your choice. BMEE YouTube filtering allows filtering across 20 YouTube categories, channels and content description as well as black/white lists; and in the black/white lists supports 2 modes of filtering: strict and moderate.
BMEE supports geofencing, meaning that you can have different filtering policies based upon where the Chromebook or Chrome client is located. At the same time, it supports time-scheduled filtering policies and as such allows you to set different granular filtering policies onto the Chromebook or Chrome client at certain times of the day.
BMEE supports full analytics per user, per OU, per action, and also provides content analysis to detect misbehavior at a per user level across 12 misbehavior categories such as cyber bullying, profanity, etc.
No, BMEE does not use proxy for URL categorization. The Blocksi extension sends categorization requests to the Blocksi Cloud service. Traffic does not traverse any Blocksi-maintained proxy server.
Yes, Blocksi solution supports HTTP and HTTPS protocols.
Blocksi does not force any HTTPS decoding and thus does not generate any certificate errors when users access HTTPS sites.
Yes, Blocksi Manager Education Everywhere can be found on G Suite Marketplace and the Blocksi extension is also available on the Chrome Webstore.