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Prestigious ISPA Award

JC Comtech and Schools Broadband Remote Filtering Solution Short-Listed for Prestigious ISPA Award. 

Deploying an entirely cloud-based solution using Schools Broadband’s transparent proxy filtering service, JC Comtech is now able to apply web filtering to any Local Authority or school-owned laptop loaned to children, regardless of their broadband provider. 

Through our partnership with Schools Broadband and our work with Suffolk County Council, we are now able to provide an innovative transparent proxy filtering solution for all 1200 laptops loaned to vulnerable children throughout the region, by Suffolk County Council. 

With our ability to centrally control all council-owned devices via our cloud-based solution, together with advanced filtering services from Schools Broadband, we are able to provide filtering to protect users from inappropriate online content and potential online harms, regardless of who the Internet Service Provider is. 

Filtering can be categorised by age, year groups or key stages which determines the appropriate level of filtering to be delivered to each laptop. The web filtering solution has one of the most comprehensive sets of education specific filters available. Subscribing to the Internet Watch Foundation URL and image hash list, as well as the Home Office Terrorism Block List, the filter allows real-time reports and alerts on suspicious internet usage and searches and filters potentially harmful activity on hundreds of social media platforms.  

“The provision of laptops for use at home during the lockdown posed us with a unique challenge and straight away we knew we could turn to Schools Broadband to offer a bespoke, innovative solution, tailor made for Suffolk County Council, to ensure that children could continue their education safely from home.” – Kathy Judkins, Finance Director, JC Comtech. 

Now in its 23rd year, the ISPA Awards is the longest running and most prestigious awards for the UK’s ISP industry. 

Award winners will be announced on 4th November 2021 at a gala awards ceremony in central London.