Check out Cipafilter's extensive feature list

Whether you need protection for an entire district or just one school, we've got you covered. The comprehensive feature list below can be used when comparing Cipafilter to your current solution or to other products. If you'd like a more in-depth look at Cipafilter's capabilities, refer to our Product overview.

Please contact a sales representative if you have any questions regarding product features or functionality.

Web filtering

  • Customizable permissions by group
  • Permissions scheduling
  • SSL decryption by group and domain
  • Context-sensitive proxy detection
  • Context-sensitive sexual content detection
  • Context-sensitive games detection
  • 25+ URL blacklist categories
  • Custom blacklists/whitelists
  • Temporary whitelisting
  • Safe search enforcement
  • Suspicious search term management
  • Download blocking
  • Anti-virus
  • WebSocket support
  • Customizable block page
  • 1:1 / remote filtering
  • BYOD and guest filtering
  • Compatible with all devices and OSes

Reporting and notifications

  • InSite™ browsing history report
  • Real-time and historical bandwidth utilization
  • Real-time and historical Web activity
  • PDF and CSV export
  • Real-time, daily, and weekly e-mail notifications
  • Content preview for YouTube videos in InSite™ reports

Google integration

  • Google Apps domain restriction
  • YouTube for Schools
  • YouTube Restricted Mode enforcement
  • Authentication via Google directory services
  • Single sign-on authentication


  • Authentication methods supported:
    • Browser proxy settings
    • Captive portal
    • Windows client
    • macOS client
    • Chrome extension
  • Directory services supported:
    • Active Directory
    • Apple Open Directory
    • Novell eDirectory
    • Google Apps
    • Cipafilter User Manager
  • Multiple directories and domains
  • RADIUS accounting
  • Guest access and AUP enforcement via captive portal
  • Portal permissions by group

Next-generation firewall and networking

  • Customizable bandwidth control
  • Static routes
  • Multi-gateway routing, fail-over, and load balancing
  • Stateful firewall
  • Port forwarding
  • VLAN
  • L2TP VPN
  • IPsec VPN
  • DHCP server
  • DHCP relay
  • SNMP
  • Hot spare
  • Port forwarding and firewall hit counters

Administration and misc.

  • Live Status dashboard
  • Database backups
  • Integrated diagnostics
  • Log viewing from interface
  • Full documentation from interface
  • SSH and physical consoles
  • Integrated UPS support
  • Management users


  • Powerful yet easy to use interface
  • Automatic and scheduled firmware updates
  • Unlimited technical support via phone and e-mail

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