CIPA compliance
is complex.

Sophos is here to help.

CIPA is intended to keep young users safe online, and while the cause is noble, compliance presents a real challenge for organizations. Fortunately, Sophos provides tools and solutions to help schools and libraries define and establish a CIPA-compliant Internet Safety Policy. Our comprehensive, easy-to-manage solutions offer a safe and secure online environment that is still a robust, powerful tool for learning.

CIPA Requirements? Sophos Can Help!

The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) was enacted by Congress in 2000 to address concerns about children's access to obscene or harmful internet content. CIPA imposes certain requirements on schools that receive discounted internet access and related services via the E-rate program.

Inappropriate Content

Secure Web Gateway and XG Firewall provide tools to help manage what content students – and faculty – access online, such as allowing safe access to educational videos through YouTube for Schools.

Keeping minors safe on any platform, device

Everyone is at risk for identity and password theft online, but minors are particularly vulnerable, and CIPA requires organizations to work to keep them safe. Sophos Secure Web Gateway and Secure Email Gateway enable schools and libraries to protect minors with real-time anti-virus and phishing detection technology, and also provide advanced malware protection on HTTP/S, FTP, and web-based email.

Hand-in-hand with protecting the identities of minors is securing their personal information as well. XG Firewall works to detect and block malicious traffic and to identify infected hosts on the network, while SafeGuard Encryption reduces the risk of information disclosure by encrypting personal information about minors.

Prevent unauthorized access by minors

With XG Firewall and Sophos Endpoint Protection, organizations have the ability to enforce access control based on the user’s identity, source, destination, MAC or IP address, plus deploy flexible authentication options. You can also block the use of inappropriate applications and get DLP monitoring to be on the alert for data theft.

See exactly how Sophos can help organizations in their efforts to comply with CIPA requirements. Plus, you can get a no-obligation quote.

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CIPA : A Refresher

The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires certain K-12 schools and libraries to certify that they are enforcing an internet safety policy that includes technology protection measures in order to be eligible for federal funding and discounts for internet access through the E-Rate program.

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This is not an exhaustive review of all elements of the Regulation, nor is it legal advice. Please consult your own legal experts if required.