Students Bypassing Internet Filters

Question: Students in our district are managing to use proxy servers to bypass our Internet filtering system. What can we do to stop them?

The IT Guy says:
The first step toward dealing with unauthorized website access by users on your network is identifying the possible methods of access they may be employing. The website “Digital Inspiration” identifies seven different methods. Generally these access methods can be blocked by tightly configuring your district’s network traffic restriction device.

For example, as the “Cisco PIX Device Manager” page suggests, if you are using a Cisco PIX, make sure you are using the latest software patches and have your PIX settings configured in accordance with the latest checklist from the National Institute of Standards and Technology. NIST is sponsored by the US Department of Homeland Security.

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