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Cybersecurity in Education: What SonicWall Can Do

In this modern day and age, and especially with recent world-changing circumstances, the co-dependency between technology and education is more crucial than ever. However, this poses an equally crucial threat relating to cybersecurity for students and teachers impacted by COVID-19, particularly within the K-12 education system. On top of students having to learn and complete classwork away from the classroom, school systems must worry about being targeted by ransomware threats and ensure cybersecurity is met despite being on a tight budget.

According to top IT leaders, the top 3 key threats posed by cybercriminals in cyber incidents towards school systems are:

  1. Unauthorised disclosure/theft of student records
  2. Breaches and hacks affecting operations/student data
  3. Phishing

These threats have been followed by a myriad of detrimental results including identity theft, credit fraud, and invasion of online classrooms. This has undoubtedly left school IT staff to face such an overwhelming task of managing cybersecurity to protect everyone involved in the school systems, while staying within their budget — which can be an even bigger challenge for schools that already have insufficient funding. Fortunately, SonicWall has worked to bridge the gap between cybersecurity and education with an array of high-duty yet cost-effective solutions.

SonicWall Secure Mobile Access

SonicWall's Secure Mobile Access equips students, teachers, and faculty with an efficient and safe way to remotely access school resources without the interruption of the outside world. Features that achieve this include Single Sign On (SSO) using SAML Identity Provider, Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), TLS 1.3 support, centralised management and low TCO.

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Cloud App Security

Cloud App Security provides security and compliance for SaaS applications whilst delivering a seamless user experience. Through this, school systems can be protected from targeted phishing as well as impersonation and account takeover attacks precisely in Office 365 and G Suite. Breaches and security gaps can also be identified by analysing real time and historical events through Cloud App Security.


Advanced Gateway Security Suite (AGSS) to manage network security and firewall management

SonicWall’s AGSS is a great attribute when using physical and virtual SonicWall firewalls including the NSsp, NSa, TZ, and NSv Series. School systems remain continuously protected against advanced modern threats in real time thanks to ICSA-certified gateway anti-virus and anti-spyware protection. What’s more, cutting-edge IPS technology is included to increase network reliability and performance whilst scanning all network traffic for malicious or abnormal patterns of intrusion to be blocked.

To learn more about SonicWall’s solutions for K-12 education, speak to your Hills representative today.