20 Jan inTechnology joins forces with Smoothwall to launch ground-breaking child safeguarding technology
Assisting Australian schools in identify and addressing issues around cyberbullying, mental health and e-safety
Monday, January 20, 2020, Sydney AUSTRALIA: inTechnology Distribution, today announced the release of Smoothwall’s child safeguarding technology “Monitor” to Australia market.
Smoothwall, the pioneers of real-time, content-aware web filtering and the UK’s leading solution for education have been working on the development of this technology for the last 3 years and is being released in Australia to coincide with the start of the 2020 school year.
“Research published on the Office of the eSafety Commissioner has revealed that cyberbullying can have a greater detrimental impact on young people than face-to-face bullying, resulting in greater levels of anxiety, stress and depression as well as substance abuse and peer problems, said Mark Winter, CEO at inTechnology Distribution.
“Protecting our children is a priority in this excessively connected world, with bullying, grooming and sexting becoming the norm in our education institutions”, said Mark. “We are extremely pleased to see this latest technological advancement from Smoothwall and are extremely excited to bring this to the Australian educational institutions through our local channel partners.”
“It’s great to see vendors and industry working together to make the internet a safer place for Australian families, communities and schools”. “This also creates a great opportunity for the channel to help their educational clients protect their staff and students,”, said Tanya West, Regional Business Manager for Smoothwall.
Smoothwall Monitor provides intelligent and intuitive student computer activity monitoring to identify online threats before they become real-life incidents. Using a pre-graded severity alert system, RADAR instantly notifies administrators of critical incidents such as cyberbullying, self-harm, suicide, and radicalization. With a highly visual interface, Monitor helps administrators evaluate current themes in student online activity and enables staff to view the visual context of an alert. Individual online and offline keystroke monitoring prompts the software to capture everything displayed or typed on the device.
“We are excited to expand our capabilities with Monitor’s groundbreaking technology in Australia.,” said Georg Ell, CEO of Smoothwall. “Student safety is every school’s priority, it is imperative for administrators to consider the value of online safety when making school safety plans. Our next-generation monitoring efficiently detects high-risk online and offline activity by combining clever keystroke monitoring and render interpretation. Monitor is Smoothwall’s 21st-century proactive threat assessment solution.”
An official online launch will take place on Tuesday 28th January 2020. Anyone interesting in attending the event can register here: http://tiny.cc/smooothwall_monitor.
Smoothwall is a specialist developer of innovative web filtering and safeguarding solutions used around the word in the Public and Private sector. They pioneered the development of real-time, content aware web filtering, and since then have launched further monitoring and safeguarding solutions to protect users around the world whilst accessing the web.
InTechnology is a value-added IT distributor driving new technologies into the Asia Pacific IT channel. inTechnology does the due-diligence selecting the best technologies from around the globe to offer its customers differentiation and business opportunities. As a true value add distributor inTechnology offers a full portfolio of business and professional services to help drive business through the channel. InTechnology is an approved distributor of Smoothwall in the Asia Pacific region.