› Unstable services from both solutions, with network crashes
happening at least once a week, apps failing to open, and leaving
the district non-compliant with the CIPA law.
› SSO solutions provided by both applications were too complex,
making them difﬁcult to implement in a large environment.
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Frederick County Public Schools
School district in Virginia uses
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The public schools at Frederick County in Virginia have 13,000
enrolled students and 2,000 staff members across the district. All
students from grades 3 to 12 each get a Chromebook to help them
with schoolwork. Ken Melnikoff is the head of the school district’s IT
department, which is composed of 40 employees under him. Before
switching to Securly, Ken worked with other web-ﬁltering solutions to
manage the district’s online environment, including Cymphonix and
Barracuda. Both services failed to support the district’s needs due to
a number of limitations:
With the recurring problems they were experiencing from their
current web-ﬁltering partners, Ken decided to look for alternatives
that could best handle the district's requirements. The choices came
down to Lightspeed and Securly. The district decided to go with
Securly because of two factors – cost and easy SSO in a Google
With Securly’s ability to
through Google’s Single Sign
On solution, students needed
to verify their accounts only
once to access the school’s