Tip: Kids use MySpace but is it safe? You hear stories of online predators and people posing as others in MySpace and Friendster. How can you as a professional developer or technology leader link with other people of same minds and not get bombarded with ads, SPAM, or Email from someone of whom you are not
The Lightspeed High-Capacity Network Solutions enhance user safety and productivity and strengthen network security. The integrated hardware- software packages feature two new network appliances: Lightspeed Rocket, Web Access Manager; and Lightspeed Rocket, Email Manager. Using Lightspeed Rocket, Web Access Manager’s monitoring and reporting tools, district administrators can review all user activity to enforce acceptable use policies, troubleshoot problems, and make adjustments as needed. Lightspeed Rocket, Email Manager provides districts with efficient and effective spam blocking and email archiving for high-capacity networks.Price: Contact company for pricing.Category: internet security
The OpenClassroom Server (OCS) places the teacher in control of an easily managed local Web 2.0 environment. The OCS lets the teacher and students carry out research, communication, collaboration, publication, and other network-based functions through an intuitive interface and provides classroom-level management and control. The OCS can be connected to a network that is also connected to the Internet, which allows students to search the OCS and the Internet simultaneously. PROS: Retrieving the cached data is very fast. Three models offer a price range for every use. The teacher can select what information can be stored on the OCS. Extra security is provided for wikis, blogs, and forums on the Class OCS-School and OCS-Class models since both provide local storage. Audio/video content that has been downloaded to the server can be more quickly accessed from the OCS server. This not only saves time but also external bandwidth.CONS: The cloud model does not have the same speed and security.OVERALL EVALUATION: Overall evaluation: The OCS-Class and OCS-School provide a speedy, safe, and secure learning environment, while the OCS-Cloud offers the benefits of being managed and hosted by the company.www.aspenlearning.comRetail price: OCS-Class, $1,200; OCS-School, $3,500; OCS-Cloud, $2/student/year
Name: Brain Connection Brief Description of the Site: Brain Connection is a comprehensive Web site that provides useful information about the brain and learning. The site is well organized and provides numerous sections such as "Education Connection," "Brain Teasers,""Library," and "Professional Development."
Aerohive Networks® (NYSE: HIVE) today announced the introduction of Aerohive Connect™, a new cloud networking solution that offers enterprise connectivity and centralized management starting at $229 per access point.