Why Won’t Netfilx Work Any More at School?

Late last we began to get reports about teachers having trouble with Netflix here at school.  We block Netflix for students while on the school network (it works on 1:1 devices when offsite), but it’s always been available to staff.  We started a support ticket with Securly, our internet filter.  We found out that Netflix has made some security updates and don’t allow proxy access to their service.  So, this means that Netflix will not be available for streaming on our network until they change this policy.  This change will also likely hit a lot of other larger networks that rely upon proxy services for security.

One possible workaround that’s possible, would be to download the content to your computer while offsite — at home or some other network-connected location.  I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Let me know if you have questions.

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