The Schools ICT Unit provides filtering for both incoming emails (from the internet to you) and internal emails (school to school). This service utilises a multi-level filtering solution, both at the gateway and the core Data Centre.
For external emails we use the very successful Sophos Email Appliance (SEA). This protects against Spam, Malware and Phishing emails and stops hundreds of thousands of spam and malicious emails each and every day. On any given day, this equates to approximately 70% of emails that we receive – which shows what a problem spam can be.
Internal filtering uses the Microsoft Forefront protection suite, this protects against internal virus threats, and also handles content filtering to try and highlight any internal issues within schools (bullying, insulting behaviour, inappropriate actions etc.