zveloDB Supports Safe and Secure G Suite Classroom Management for Partners Across the Globe
“It’s not every day that we find technology partners whose goals align with our desires to deliver a safe and secure distance learning environment through our classroom management platform. We found that in zvelo, and appreciate that the company shares a value so important to us and our users.”
– Vice President Strategic Partnerships, Client
Client is a market leader in providing G Suite classroom management solutions to support online and distance learning, with digital tools for learners and educators around the world.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, schools around the globe closed their doors in early 2020, forcing administrators, educators, learners, and parents into an abrupt shift from traditional classroom learning to a nearly 100% online distance learning mode, literally overnight. This, in turn, has created a need for classroom management vendors to identify and implement solutions that provide the same functionality, yet in a safe and secure online environment for learners and educators to continue schooling remotely and meet required academic milestones.
The main goal for the Client was to create an online environment which would keep learners safe, organized, and engaged. Overall, the Client needed to provide educators with a classroom management solution which enabled them to set policies for their learners’ web usage during lessons and dedicated study sessions. This would empower educators to keep learners focused on their course work, off of gaming, social networking and other non-school related sites in order to help keep them engaged.
Real-TimeThreat Protection. With safety being a top priority, the Client required a solution which would ensure that all their learners and instructors would be protected against any malicious or compromised websites, particularly those hosting phishing, fraud, spyware, malware, other exploits — all of which have spiked during the pandemic.
Detection and Blocking of Inappropriate or Objectionable Content. The Client serves educators and learners that range from kindergarten through grade 12 and require maximum flexibility in blocking Objectionable content. While certain types of content would be immediately blocked, like pornography, hate speech, etc., the Client also needed the classroom management solution to accommodate varying degrees of appropriateness based on age groups, curriculum, as well as cultural sensitivity.
Broad Language Support. Dynamic content categorization support of websites in nearly all languages was required.
Platform flexibility. A very diverse global audience meant the Client needed a solution with optimal performance regardless of platform, device or network.
Performance and Scalability. The massive influx of new educators and learners meant the Client had to find a solution which could manage to process the sheer volume of web traffic and deliver extremely fast query results to its millions of users. Additionally, the Client required a solution which would easily scale to support growing demand.
Cloud Based. The solution had to be cloud based for easy integration into the Client’s existing platform. A cloud integration was key to maintaining a centralized service that would provide necessary visibility and access to resources and distance learning tools for everyone — Administrators, educators, learners, and parents.
Having evaluated several options, the Client decided to partner with zvelo to incorporate the industry’s leading URL database, zveloDB, into its platform. With more than 99% accuracy and coverage of ActiveWeb traffic across a network of more than 1 billion end users worldwide, and ultra fast performance speed, zveloDB easily satisfied all of the Client’s requirements. From the real-time threat protection, to deeply granular categorizations for dynamic content, to the broad language support, to the flexible technical capabilities, and rapid implementation — zveloDB was the ideal fit.
“We very impressed with quality of zvelo’s data over that of other solutions — the accuracy and coverage were unmatched. We serve users around the globe so the this was a critical technology requirement to ensure the safety and security within our platform.”
– Chief Technology Officer, Client
After finalizing the agreement, the Client was quick to deploy the zveloDB integration into its classroom management solution, powering a safe and secure distance learning environment for their customers, learners and educators. To date, the Client is seeing positive results and the integration has been well received by all of its users.