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When Web Applications Collide With Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA)

SEATTLE Feb. 28, 2011 WatchGuard Technologies

Highlights / News Facts:

  • CIPA – an overview
  • CIPA and Firewalls
  • Compliance at Risk
  • Application Control
    • Ability to control thousands of applications, including sub-applications such as IM, peer-to-peer file sharing, etc.  This allows schools and libraries to allow students to use popular social media applications without risking CIPA compliance;
    • Real-time monitoring gives administrators immediate ability to exercise authority and/or immediately restrict access;
    • Block anonymizers and web-proxy by-pass applications so that students are unable to sneak around firewall and security policies.


CIPA, Children’s Internet Protection Act, School Security, Library Policies, Application Control


"Schools and libraries simply cannot rely on outdated technology to keep ahead of the latest web application or hot social media outlet," said Tim Helming, Director of Product Management at WatchGuard.  "Only with Application Control can schools and libraries truly manage and control these next generation threat vectors.  Any school or library that needs to maintain CIPA compliance needs to include Application Control as part of their defense-in-depth strategy."  

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