Lightspeed Systems Introduces Summer Webinar Series to Complement Revolutionary New Web Filter

On June 22, 2017, ed-tech solution provider Lightspeed Systems kicks off “Summer of Longhorn,” a three-month series of free training webinars on use of its leading K-12 content filter. The series — named for the newest version of Lightspeed’s Web Filter, known as Web Filter 3: Longhorn — is designed to educate Lightspeed customers and non-customers alike on how to leverage the solution’s features to keep their school networks safe.

Lightspeed’s free “Summer of Longhorn” webinars — held every Thursday at 10 AM CDT from June 22 to August 17 — will cover different topics each week to highlight the most important new features of Web Filter 3: Longhorn and provide solutions to common challenges faced by school IT departments. Each webinar will feature detailed information and best practices followed by a question-and-answer session.

Released earlier this year, Web Filter 3: Longhorn is already being utilized by thousands of school districts around the world. Longhorn’s new features — including dynamic live reporting, continuous user identification, and customizable safe searching — are just some of the topics school IT personnel can expect to learn about in the webinar series.

The “Summer of Longhorn” webinar schedule is as follows:

  • June 22 – User Identification in Longhorn
  • June 29 – Reporting With Longhorn
  • July 6 – Assignments, Rule Sets, and URL Patterns
  • July 13 – SSL: What It Is and How Longhorn Can Help
  • July 20 – Filtering Mobile Devices
  • July 27 – Smart Play (Making YouTube Management Easy and Safe)
  • August 3 – Database & Custom Categories
  • August 10 – Blocking Psiphon and Other Filter Bypass Tools
  • August 17 – General Troubleshooting, Tips, and Best Practices


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