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SurfProtect®

Quantum & Quantum+, our in-house content filtering solutions

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KCSiE updates

Both SurfProtect® products fulfil the filtering requirement set out in the KCSiE guidance release in September 2023. We’ve produced a handy guide which details how SurfProtect is compliant

Why SurfProtect®?

Developed in-house in 2004, SurfProtect® is one of the UK’s most trusted web filters. Designed specifically for the education sector, SurfProtect® offers affordable protection that keeps students safe online without impacting their learning experience.

Granular control:
Build a filtering policy that works for your school by applying individual filtering profiles for specific users and user groups. This means your students are protected whilst still being able to access age appropriate content.

Cloud-based deployment:
Benefit from advanced filtering without the hardware. SurfProtect provides you with greater flexibility and makes it easier for you to install and update.

KCSiE and Prevent Duty Compliant:
Implement appropriate filtering that provides safe learning experiences for your pupils and fulfils the DfE’s statutory requirements for schools and colleges.

In-house technical support:
As SurfProtect is developed at Exa HQ you have access to a dedicated support team that can perform diagnostics over the phone. Have a feature request? Our on-site service engineers are applying continuous improvements in-line with your feedback.

DfE filtering & monitoring Guidelines

SurfProtect in combination with Securus or Smoothwall monitor fulfils both the filtering  and monitoring requirement set out in the Department for Education’s Digital Standards.

Download our DfE checklist

We’ve produced a handy guide detailing how you can ensure your school is compliant.

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Content Filtering  Comparison

SurfProtect® Quantum
SurfProtect® Quantum+
Primary £250 Secondary £400
per site/per year
Primary £500 Secondary £950
per site/per year
Cloud-based
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Active Directory integration
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Categorisation and filtering of HTTPS & HTTP sites
table yes
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Search and social filtering
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Network level BYOD
table yes
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Analytics, reporting & real-time alerts
table yes
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Works with any OS and web browser (browsers
table yes
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Speed throughput of 1Gbps
(as standard)
table no
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One years worth of logs
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Captive portal – filter BYOD devices with per user profiling & reporting
table no
table yes
Google SSO & Azure AD integration
table no
table yes
SurfProtect Anywhere – filter devices even when at home
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table yes
Meets the filtering requirements of DfE KCSiE, Prevent Duty & Ofsted
table yes
table yes

SurfProtect®

SurfProtect® Quantum

Effective cloud-based filtering

Department for Education compliant web filtering that keeps your staff and students safe online by blocking harmful content.
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SurfProtect® Quantum+

Content filtering for roaming devices

Filter any school device, anywhere, at anytime ensuring your students and staff have safer online learning experiences.
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Download our Prevent Duty flyer

Both SurfProtect® products ensure your school is compliant with The Prevent Duty. We’ve produced a handy guide which explains how SurfProtect® Quantum and Quantum+  ensure your school fulfils its statutory duty to keep children safe from the risk of radicalisation and extremism.

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Is DarkLight connectivity best suited to you?

Dark fibre is perfect if you are looking for a potentially limitless, ultrafast connection with complete flexibility and control.

If you fully rely on the internet, a dark fibre connection could be the best option for you.

Is Leased Line connectivity best suited to you?

Leased Lines are best suited to you if you have high bandwidth requirements and need a reliable, uncontended service.

It is ideal for you if you regularly carry out large uploads and downloads, use cloud based services and a VoIP telephone system as well as video conferencing, for everyday communication.

Is GPON connectivity best suited to you?

GPON is a great choice for you if you need gigabit speeds but don’t need them to be symmetrical. It is becoming more widely available across the UK but may not be immediately available to you yet.

Is Rural Fibre connectivity best suited to you?

If you want to make the move to full fibre, but are based in a rural area, this option is for you.

Is FTTP connectivity best suited to you?

If you have a number of users who use cloud-based applications to upload and download data on a daily basis, but don’t transfer large amounts of data, FTTP might be your best option.

Is Gfast connectivity best suited to you?

If your line cannot support a minimum of 100Mbps, this connection is not for you. Gfast must meet the speed as a minimum. 

If your line meets this need, and you’re looking for an ultrafast, consistent and reliable connection without the hassle and upheaval of construction work – this could be a good fit.

It’s worth noting that Gfast is a stop gap to FTTP, and is not a technology that is likely to be around for a long time.

Is FTTC connectivity best suited to you?

If you need more bandwidth but don’t really need a guaranteed speed, FTTC could be for you. It is widely available throughout the UK, making it suitable as a main connection. As this connection provides higher speeds than ADSL, it is also a good option for a back up to a leased line.

As with ADSL, once the PSTN is turned off in 2025/26, FTTC will become virtually obsolete and at the very least you will require FTTP to remain connected.

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Is DSL connectivity best suited to you?

DSL connections offer very limited bandwidth so it might be right for you if you typically use the internet for less data-intensive tasks. If you’re sending emails, browsing the web, downloading very small files and working with small amounts of data – you should be fine with DSL.

It is worth noting connections based on copper wire, like DSL, will be switched off in the UK by Openreach, with a phased approach due to begin at the end of 2025. If you don’t have a fibre connection at the moment, you’ll need to upgrade this as well as move to a VoIP telephone system.

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Sunday: 10am – 4pm