Mosyle’s Web Filtering & Security is the first and only Web Filtering solution designed exclusively for Apple devices used by K‑12 schools. The Web Filtering is enforced on the operating system layer using specific macOS methods to ensure full enforcement on each device regardless where the device is and which network it’s connected to.
Mosyle’s Web Filtering & Security leverages a unique proprietary device‑based load balance and fallback engine designed to ensure that the device will never lose connection, and will always be accessible by Mosyle’s MDM for any necessary adjustment or issue fix.
Mosyle’s Web Filtering and Security completely eliminates the well‑known hassle of remotely deploying and configuring content filtering on Apple devices.
By leveraging a native integration with Mosyle’s MDM, all you need to do is select the devices you want to protect and we’ll do the rest, with no additional software required.
For full automation, just select to apply to “All Current and Future Devices” and as soon as a new Mac is enrolled in Mosyle’s MDM, Web Filtering and Security will also be enforced, in most cases way before the user performs their first action.
Mosyle’s Web Filtering & Security offers a fully customizable experience for logging that can be applied to different user groups.
For example, considering CIPA requirements, schools can enable full logging for student devices with a single click and gain full visibility of all internet activity of each device, with details about the device and the user assigned to it.
Alternatively, for staff devices, if the goal is to ensure compliance and security while preserving privacy, administrators can configure logging for only blocked access, or no logging at all. When reduced logging is selected, no one, not even Mosyle, will have access to the user’s online history, giving schools total control of this data.
If you have ever deployed Web Filtering on Macs you know that enforcing it on the operating system is not enough considering browsers such as Google Chrome and Firefox do not respect the web filtering running on the device, creating a relevant risk and exposure. By leveraging Mosyle’s deep specialization on macOS and the power of Mosyle’s MDM, Mosyle’s Web Filtering & Security can also be automatically enforced on Google Chrome and Firefox with a single toggle switch. Once enabled, all the internet traffic on Google Chrome and Firefox will also be filtered and protected by Mosyle, ensuring total security for users and full compliance for schools.
Mosyle’s Web Filtering & Security brings several ready‑to‑go filters covering all the traditional filtering needs of schools so with a few clicks, you can ensure your Apple devices are fully compliant and only appropriate content can be accessed.
However, if you want to have more granular control and create your own customized filters, Mosyle Web Filtering and Security offers hundreds of domain categories that can be combined to create unlimited combinations of internet filters.
Filters can also be used as triggers for automated alerts, so every time a user accesses a domain classified as part of the filter, IT Admins can receive an alert or simply and dynamically add the device to a device group and automate actions such as lock, erase, reboot, or any others. No one else can do this. Really.
One of the main challenges when enforcing content filtering on devices used by children is to also ensure that inappropriate content and images will not be displayed in preview of internet searches on search engines like Google, Bing or DuckDuck Go.
Mosyle’s Web Filtering & Security solution automatically enforces Safe Search mode on the main search engines while blocking other search engines that don't allow for safe search mode enforcement.
With that, schools can be comfortable that internet searches made by children will always display appropriate previews.
Mosyle’s Web Filtering & Security leverages all the Apple‑specific malware research and analysis made by Mosyle’s Security Research team to also create a unique and proprietary database of domains specifically connected with macOS malware.
This proprietary database is combined with other Artificial Intelligence based databases updated several times a day to offer the most comprehensive and powerful protection against online threats for macOS.
Additionally, Mosyle also offers security filters based on domain age and host country, allowing customers to achieve a really deep level of security online.
Security filters can also dynamically add and remove devices from groups and scoped to any MDM profile, allowing schools to achieve total automation on device isolation.