One of our main priorities is keeping young people safe online while at Shore Junction. With our web filtering software we can choose to block certain websites and inappropriate content. Trusted adults and our youth workers do not want to be looking over the shoulders of our young people, but we do want to ensure their online safety, so our internet filtering provides a level of consistent online security.
We know that young people are so tech savvy they would test every aspect of the system, so we need to be one step ahead. The senior staff at Shore Junction get alerts on their phones if someone is trying to get around our web filters. Day one we had some young people try but our system is so sophisticated they gave up. They will try again and we need to ensure we are ready. Our aim is to always be one step ahead.
We used the following criteria for determining the right solution for Shore Junction. The equipment needs to:
For Shore Junction, we have chosen two main networking equipment suppliers: Fortinet & Aruba. Both suppliers are recognised for the quality and functionality of their hardware and software, and their support services.