Sophos in Education

Educational institutions benefit greatly from the latest networking technologies which make the learning experience richer for students. As more and more students, faculty, and administrators bring multiple devices to the campus, educational institutions are burdened with the task of ensuring network security, safeguarding sensitive data, as well as building the right BYOD strategy.

Sophos' security and data protection uniquely integrates endpoint, email and web security, and network access control to deliver easy-to-use, award-winning solutions that protect 6 million administrators, teachers, and students around the world from the effects of viruses, spam and spyware. We help you keep your users, data, network, web, email and apps protected, affordably and well within the capacity of your stretched IT staff.

One solution for your multiple
security
needs - Sophos.

  • Protect sensitive data

    As an educational institution, you may hold sensitive data like student records or critical research material by students and staff. Our security and data protection uniquely integrates endpoint, email and web security, and network access control to deliver easy-to-use solutions that keep your data safe, wherever it goes. The Data Control module in our core antivirus engine allows the engine to check attachments for personally-identifiable information, and enables administrators to put policies in place around the movement of this data.

  • Be Protected Against Ransomware

    Ransomware is the number one malware attack affecting institutions today. It encrypts your files and holds them hostage until the ransom is paid, causing massive disruption to productivity. Sophos Intercept X features CryptoGuard, which prevents the malicious spontaneous encryption of data by ransomware—even trusted files or processes that have been hijacked. Once ransomware gets intercepted, CryptoGuard reverts your files back to their safe states.

  • Next-Gen Endpoint Protection

    We are taking a new approach to protection. Sophos Endpoint blocks malware and infections by identifying and preventing the handful of techniques and behaviours used in almost every exploit. Sophos Endpoint doesn't rely on signatures to catch malware, which means it catches zero-day threats without adversely affecting the performance of your device. So you get protection before those exploits even arrive. Via our cloud managed console, Sophos Central, you can choose to manage all your endpoint devices from a single interface.

  • Enable Safe, productive web browsing; enforce web controls

    Sophos web filtering and web protection modules ensure safe internet usage by your students and staff and curb visits to inappropriate websites and apps. You can assign user-based web access policies, block anonymizing proxies to ensure no one bypasses your school's filtering systems, and enforce SafeSearch to ensure your users don’t put you in legal trouble.

  • Get your BYOD strategy right

    Bring your own device (BYOD) is currently the most common driver for new technology deployment, as well as the biggest headache for stretched-thin IT departments. What kind of access to your network should you grant an unmanaged device? There is no simple answer to BYOD, but we can help you to securely implement a BYOD device strategy in a simple way. The right BYOD strategy can bring a number of benefits, including overall cost savings and improved lesson engagement. 

  • Secure your shared computing environment

    The days of people working on one machine in one location are no longer realistic. Sophos' patented Layer 8 Identity-based security allows you to enforce network and security policies on users, no matter from which location, device or network environment they log in from.

  • Network visibility

    Sophos' granular and user identity-based reporting gives you visibility into your institution's surfing trends, bandwidth and system utilization, Internet usage, intrusion alerts, and more. The reports include search engine queries and forensic reports on individual user activity, enabling you to understand behaviour and take early action. Reports are generated on the Sophos XG Firewall without any additional purchase required. Administrators are also able to view traffic in real time and choose to instantly block or shape that traffic.

  • Secure your wireless users

    Keep your Wi-Fi users secure with Sophos UTM’s built-in wireless controller. Working seamlessly with our full range of wireless access points, we help you prevent rogue users from connecting to your Wi-Fi network undetected with our ability to identify the source and destination of your WLAN traffic by username.

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