Leading ITC Suppliers Westcoastcloud and Forensic Software Partner to Offer Complete e-Safety Solution for Schools

By Westcoastcloud, PRNE
Sunday, July 17, 2011

LONDON, July 18, 2011 -


Comprehensive Cloud e-Safety
Solution Praised by Childcare Expert Professor Tanya

Two of the UK’s leading suppliers of e-safety, Westcoastcloud
and Forensic Software, have partnered up to offer the most
comprehensive online child protection solution yet to the education

The all-in-one cloud service ‘Netintelligence powered by
Forensic Software,’ offers schools and local authorities a truly
integrated e-safety solution that includes real time monitoring,
web filtering, blocking and policy enforcement which is backed by
the UK’s only Kitemark for Child Online Safety PAS 74.

Until now, no single solution has been available to be used
across multiple internet-connected devices.

The solution will provide educational establishments with a
complete e-safety tool kit to combat the threats of cyber bullying,
harassment and grooming as well as sites containing inappropriate
content such as the promotion of suicide, self-harm and

This new partnership between Westcoastcloud and Forensic
Software has been welcomed by the child psychologist, author,
newspaper columnist and TV presenter, Professor Tanya Byron (PhD,
PsychD,MSc, BSc) who led a government review into the risks
to children of accessing inappropriate material on the

Professor Byron said: “I welcome this approach by e-safety
technology companies combining their resources to provide a far
more reaching safety net for children and those who have a duty of
care to them.  It’s reassuring that the recommendations made
in my previous review and the more recent recommendations of the
Bailey Review about protecting children online are being taken on
board by companies to help deliver the safest possible environments
for children and families.

“The fact that this solution is supported by Netintelligence’s
award of the BSI Kitemark PAS 74 is important. However there is a
still a long way to go as we still only have one company that has
achieved the official standard.”  

The new partnership between the two companies is being launched
with the combination of their leading e-safety solutions:
Westcoastcloud’s ‘Netintelligence Enterprise Manager’ and Forensic
Software’s ‘Policy Central Enterprise’.

Bill Strain, director of Westcoastcloud, said: “This is a great
step forward for the provision of online safety tools to the
education market. Bringing these two products together will give
schools a more cost effective option when they are looking at
what’s available in the child internet safety market.”

Ellie Puddle, managing director of Forensic Software, said:
“Adding our monitoring capabilities to the filtering and blocking
ability of Netintelligence will enable teachers and policy makers
to be in total control of modifying behaviour and allow them to
react better when problems do occur.”

About Westcoastcloud

Westcoastcloud delivers
business-critical cloud solutions for service providers of all
sizes - from small niche specialists to large multinationals. Its
range of cloud service solutions suits any market and any provider
from consumer to ISP.

Westcoastcloud is part of AIM listed
iomart Group plc, one of the UK’s leading providers of managed
hosting and cloud computing services. From a single server through
to complex private cloud networks, iomart specialises in the
delivery and management of mission-critical hosting services,
enabling customers to reduce the costs, complexity and risks
associated with maintaining their own web and online

For more information about Westcoastcloud visit href="www.westcoastcloud.com/">www.westcoastcloud.com

For more information about iomart Group plc visit href="www.iomart.com/">www.iomart.com 

News release issued on behalf of Westcoastcloud by Jane
, Head of PR for iomart Group plc.
For more information please email href="mailto:jane.robertson@iomart.com">jane.robertson@iomart.com
or call  +44(0)141-931-6400 or +44(0)7827948993
Iomart Group plc, Lister Pavilion, Kelvin Campus,
West of

Glasgow, G20 0SP


will not be displayed