SSL Decryption

Key and lock

Over the last few years, there has been a seismic shift in how Google, Facebook, and other leading websites handle Internet security—and this shift has enormous implications for school web filtering. The rise of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption has made it harder to monitor and filter students’ Internet use effectively. Currently most search programs (Google, YouTube and Yahoo) utilize SSL encryption which prevents the mandated filtering required by state and federal regulations.

In order for the SSL decryption software to work, each device connecting to the MCS network will need to have a server certificate installed. This electronic certificate will allow the server to process the internet traffic from that device. All personal devices that connect to the MCS WiFi will be required to have the certificate installed.

SSL Certificate for Android Phones

All non-MCS devices and smart phones that connect to the MCS WiFi will have to install an SSL Certificate.

SSL Certificate for iPhones

All non-MCS devices and smart phones that connect to the MCS WiFi will have to install an SSL Certificate.

SSL Certificate for Non-MCS Devices

If you connect to the MCS-WiFi with a non-MCS device a SSL Certificate will need to be installed. Once installed the user browsing experience will be seamless and the SSL Certification will be transparent.

If your device system has not successfully installed the SSL Certificate, an error notice will appear when a browser attempts to connect to the Internet.