SOURCE: St. Bernard

August 04, 2008 08:00 ET

St. Bernard's iPrism Web Filter Guards Against Inappropriate Online Activity for Poway Unified School District

High-Performance, User-Friendly Appliance Provides Bandwidth Management and User Authentication

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - August 4, 2008) - St. Bernard Software, Inc. (OTCBB: SBSW), a leader in Web security appliances, today announced that Poway Unified School District (USD), which serves the educational needs of 33,000 students in grades K-12, deployed the iPrism 100h Web filter, because of its high performance, ease-of-use, price point and user authentication capabilities. IT staff can now run usage reports on specific machines or individuals to investigate suspicious online activity and trends.

Prior to implementing the iPrism 100h, the district's IT department spent up to six hours a week adjusting Internet access for teachers who needed to access sites, such as YouTube, to deliver lessons. With this product, administrators and educators can change settings at their discretion, saving time and allowing the IT staff to focus on critical tasks.

St. Bernard's iPrism 100h effectively manages bandwidth, providing a larger connection and greater speeds, enabling faculty and staff to utilize on-demand programs and applications required for its curriculum. As bandwidth needs for these educational tools accelerate, iPrism will be able to manage the increasing traffic and prevent any bottlenecks or network overload from impacting productivity. The product's Web filtering capabilities also ensure the school district continues to meet Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) compliance requirements by effectively filtering and blocking inappropriate online material.

"We needed a feature-packed Web filtering solution that was easy to manage and satisfied our price point and bandwidth concerns, while protecting our students," said Marc Ludwig, systems engineer at Poway USD. "St. Bernard's iPrism meets and exceeds these requirements. It allows us to authenticate users, run reports and gives staff members the freedom to adjust Internet access at their discretion. This greatly frees up time for our IT department and keeps our district in line with CIPA regulations."

"Educational institutions, such as Poway USD, need dependable Web filtering solutions to protect their networks, comply with federal regulations and efficiently manage bandwidth to ensure productivity," said Steve Yin, vice president of Global Sales and Marketing at St. Bernard. "The iPrism appliances are cost-effective, feature-rich solutions that schools can rely on to block inappropriate online material and meet CIPA compliance requirements."

St. Bernard's iPrism Web Filters can effortlessly handle demanding features, such as anti-virus software. The appliances come in several models, each designed to meet the needs of enterprises of all sizes.

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About St. Bernard

St. Bernard offers a full suite of secure content management solutions that integrate on-premise appliances with on-demand services to protect corporate networks from online threats, manage bandwidth use and enforce acceptable use policies. This industry-leading hybrid solution platform offers the security and control of an on-premise appliance with the scalability of an on-demand service.

St. Bernard's suite of iPrism® solutions -- iPrism Web Filter, iPrism IM Filter and iPrism Email Filter -- prevent Internet threats, such as spam, viruses, spyware and phishing, from entering corporate networks across all electronic communications: email, IM and Web.

Established in 1995 with headquarters in San Diego, CA, St. Bernard sells and supports its products directly and through solution partners worldwide. For more information, please visit www.stbernard.com.

©2008 St. Bernard Software, Inc. All rights reserved. The St. Bernard Software logo, LivePrism, iPrism, and iGuard are trademarks of St. Bernard Software, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are hereby acknowledged.

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