EdgeWave Inc., (OTC.BB: EWVE.OB – News) (OTCQB: EWVE.OB – News), a leading provider of Secure Content Management (SCM) solutions, today announced that its brand new release, iPrism Web Security v7.0, includes native support for student access to YouTube EDU-only content. The seamless integration allows educational institutions to support compliance to acceptable use policies for accessing video content that has been deemed by school administrators to be safe and appropriate, while other video content is blocked.
YouTube EDU is a free service that provides educators and their students with access to hundreds of thousands of educational videos from well-known organizations such as Stanford, PBS and TED, as well as from popular up-and-coming YouTube partners like Khan Academy, Steve Spangler Science and Numberphile. YouTube for Schools was launched in December 2011 as a way to deliver YouTube EDU’s growing collection of educational content to as many schools as possible. The service offers school-friendly features such as the ability for teachers to customize their own content by creating playlists to add to their curricula. YouTube EDU helps teachers create these lists by organizing content by subject and grade for quick access. The addition of iPrism Web Security support gives schools added assurance that students will have access to only the YouTube for Schools content they have chosen, while other video content will be blocked.
“There’s enormous appetite from teachers to use educational YouTube videos in the classroom. We’ve been working on technology solutions to make it easier for schools to access just the videos from within YouTube EDU,” said Angela Lin, Head of Education at YouTube. “Smart technology like EdgeWave’s will make it easier for busy school IT administrators to enable access to YouTube EDU, giving teachers an engaging new resource to educate and inspire their students and bring learning to life.”
“Enabling schools and educational customers to create safe and productive internet access is critical to supporting an effective learning environment for our education customers,” said Steve Kelley, SVP of Corporate Development and Product Strategy at EdgeWave. “Working together with YouTube EDU to ensure that only approved content is delivered to students offers a great benefit to our mutual customers.”
EdgeWave’s iPrism Web Security solution was originally developed to serve the education market and has a strong track record with K-12 schools. EdgeWave has long supported school Web safety and CIPA requirements and the latest release of iPrism v7.0, which was announced today, continues that commitment. Many iPrism features are aimed at mitigating the threats schools face such as Web 2.0 applications, circumvention attempts and remote and roaming users who access the school network. Added support for YouTube EDU furthers EdgeWave’s commitment to the education market.
For more information regarding the integration of iPrism v7.0 and YouTube EDU, please visit: http://www.edgewave.com/products/web_security/technology_youtubeSchools.
To attend a joint webinar discussing this announcement and corresponding integrated solution, please sign up at: http://www.edgewave.com/resources/Youtube_webinar.
About YouTube for Schools
YouTube for Schools is a network setting that lets schools access free educational YouTube videos while restricting access to other YouTube content. Students can learn from more than 500,000 videos, from well-known organizations like Stanford, PBS and TED, and from up-and-coming YouTube partners with millions of views, like Khan Academy, Steve Spangler Science and Numberphile. Schools can also customize their YouTube for Schools experience by granting access to additional YouTube videos for viewing only within their school network.
About EdgeWave Inc™
EdgeWave Inc. (OTC.BB: EWVE.OB – News) (OTCQB: EWVE.OB – News) develops and markets on demand, on-premises, and hybrid Secure Content Management (SCM) solutions to the mid-enterprise and service provider markets. The EdgeWave portfolio of web, email and data protection technologies delivers comprehensive secure content management with unrivalled ease of deployment and the lowest TCO on the market. EdgeWave products and services include iPrism Web Security, a comprehensive Secure Web Gateway solution and the ePrism Messaging Security Suite, a fully-hosted solutions for Email Filtering, Email Data Loss Protection, Email Encryption, Email Continuity, and Email Archiving, which can be accessed from a single user interface. With thousands of customers and over 200 partners worldwide, EdgeWave strives to deliver simple, high performance solutions that offer excellent value.
Based in San Diego, California, EdgeWave markets its solutions through a network of value added resellers, ISPs and MSPs, distributors, system integrators, OEM partners and directly to end users. For more information about EdgeWave, visit www.edgewave.com
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