First Class Education’s Head of Education and Training, Peter Cobrin, gets really excited about their new programme for primary and secondary schools across London and the south-east.
Designed just for schools
Schools Broadband is a specialist Internet Service Provider to the education market, delivering fast, reliable broadband connections, together with a globally unique web filtering and network protection service to over 2000 schools across the UK.
Cutting edge technology
Our network is entirely dedicated to education, and our hosted system gives schools affordable access to some of the world’s best web filtering and security services. We also have direct links into Google’s UK network, meaning search results come back faster!
Schools of all types and sizes benefit from our tailored design service, allowing you to design your own all-in-one connectivity, filtering and security package to meet your school’s needs and budget.
We have managed service and self-managed service options available, so you can be as “hands-on” or “hands-off” as you like. Either way, you can choose from fully customisable, DfE compliant web filtering, unparalleled network protection and GDPR security features.
In 2017/18, our unique hosted firewall and web filtering service achieved one of the highest accolades in the industry and was awarded Best Security ISP by the Internet Service Providers Association for the second time in 4 years. Your security literally couldn’t be in safer hands.
Web Filtering designed specifically for schools
The hosted web filtering we provide is probably the most advanced available when it comes to protecting children from unacceptable online content and imagery. It’s fully DfE compliant and has one of the most comprehensive sets of education specific filters available to schools. Subscribing to the Internet Watch Foundation URL and image hash list, as well as the Home Office Terrorism Block list, our filters are fully compliant with DfE regulatory requirements. As it is part of our hosted system, the filters are automatically updated daily.
Fully customisable central control
We can provide you with the freedom and flexibility to customise web filtering right down to an individual’s computer or mobile device, for however long or short a time. You can choose to have automated alerts to any suspicious online searches, providing you with full DfE compliance; and for multi-site schools you can now control individual school filtering policies from one central site. Users will have some of the best protection in the world against content and imagery relating to radicalisation, violence, pornography, cyberbullying and sexual exploitation.
Unparalleled Network Security
Our unique partnership with Fortinet, the global leaders in next generation firewalls, means there is no one more qualified than Schools Broadband to ensure the full protection of your school’s network. Built on world-leading carrier grade technologies, our Fortinet Managed Security Service is the only one of its kind dedicated to education in the UK.
Big savings on phone services
We’re also saving schools hundreds and thousands of pounds by switching their phone services to SIP Trunks, a VoIP based telephony service.
Contact us now to see how we can enhance your broadband services and save you money at the same time.