Internet Security

Web Content Filtering

IT Security provides a robust web content filtering system that protects the District's technology users and technology resources from malicious and harmful web content.

Web content filtering is necessary to:

  • Meet the requirements of the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) to receive discounts offered by the E-Rate Program.
  • Restrict access to web sites that contain lewd, lascivious, vulgar, obscene or plainly offensive materials.
  • Restrict access to web sites that contain excessive violence, promotes hate, violence or racism, or encourages illegal activity.
  • Restrict access to web sites that materially and substantially interferes with the work of the school or infringes upon the rights of other.
  • Restrict access to web sites that could impair or compromise the security or performance of the District's information systems.

Blue Coat Filter to restrict the following content:

 Illegal Drugs
 Internet Telephony
 Media Sharing
 Online Storage
 Peer-to-Peer (P2P)
 Proxy Avoidance
 Radio Streams
 Remote Access Tools
 Spyware/Malware Sources
 TV Streams

See Blue Coat Category Descriptions:

Abortion Adult/Mature Content Alcohol Alternative Spirituality/Belief Art/Culture
Auctions Audio/Video Clips Brokerage/Trading Business/Economy Charitable Organizations
Chat (IM)/SMS Child Pornography Computer/Information Security Controlled Substances Dynamic DNS Host
E-Card/Invitations Education Email Entertainment Extreme
File Storage/Sharing Financial Services For Kids Gambling Games
Government/Legal Hacking Health Humor/Jokes Informational
Internet Connected Devices Internet Telephony Intimate Apparel/Swimsuit Job Search/Careers Malicious Outbound Data/Botnets
Malicious Sources/Malnets Marijuana Media Sharing Military Mixed Content/Potentially Adult
News/Media Newsgroups/Forums Non-Viewable/Infrastructure Nudity Office/Business Applications
Online Meetings Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Personals/Dating Personal Sites Phishing
Piracy/Copyright Concerns Placeholders Political/Social Advocacy Pornography Potentially Unwanted Software
Proxy Avoidance Radio/Audio Streams Real Estate Reference Religion
Remote Access Tools Restaurants/Dining/Food Scam/Questionable/Illegal Search Engines/Portals Sex Education
Sexual Expression Shopping Social Networking Society/Daily Living Software Downloads
Spam Sports/Recreation Suspicious Technology/Internet Tobacco
Translation Travel TV/Video Streams Uncategorized Vehicles
Violence/Hate/Racism Weapons Web Ads/Analytics Web Hosting