Traditional UTM firewalls focus primarily on security whereas Family Zone integrates with your existing systems to deliver education specific network access management.
Family Zone filters at the network level rather than via a mobile device client. Our flexible firewall or layer 2 bridge deployment filters all devices on your network.
Focus on the smooth running of your network by delegating filtering management to those staff members responsible for setting school internet guidelines.
Deploy our firewall in the cloud, as an appliance or on a virtual machine (VM). Family Zone can extend your existing firewall and network with unified access management.
Installing Family Zone as a bridge between the existing firewall and the local network provides user authentication, individualised filtering and usage analytics without replacing your existing firewall. Family Zone integrates with your WiFi network via RADIUS and with your Domain Controllers via WMI.
Family Zone connects to your local directory service such as Microsoft Active Directory via LDAP and also supports cloud directory services such as Google Directory and Azure AD via OpenAuth.
Gaining better visibility and control over network and content access usually involves the expense and disruption of replacing your existing firewall. Instead Family Zone provides a cost effective subscription based service that requires no up-front hardware expenditure.
Our firewall ISO image is free to download and connect to our cloud platform. For the first 30 days users are provided unlimited use of the analytics and classroom tools. Use of firewall features is free forever.