Sophos in Education

EdTech offers many benefits to students and faculty that make teaching and learning a richer, more dynamic experience in the classroom. But EdTech is vulnerable to the same threats as corporations and government agencies. Educational institutions face viruses, malware, and targeted attacks, and are at risk for data loss and BYOD issues as any other organization in the digital realm.

Sophos offers simple, all-in-one protection for the unique challenges faced by EdTech. We help your IT staff keep your users, data, network, web, email and apps protected, affordably and efficiently. Sophos security also benefits your E-Rate funding which helps keep your costs down by providing discounts to internet service and more to eligible learning institutions. Our in-depth reporting and end-to-end security help support your efforts to comply with the CIPA, FERPA and COPPA requirements.

One solution for your multiple
needs — Sophos.

  • Protection for K-12 and
    E-rate eligibility

    Educational institutions like yours need robust protection against advanced threats faced by EdTech. Additionally, safeguarding sensitive data such as student and staff personal information or research work is critical for your efforts to meet regulatory standards like CIPA, FERPA, or COPPA.

    Sophos’ complete security solution gives you end-to-end protection for your network and endpoints, safeguarding your users and data without overwhelming your IT staff and budget. Sophos XG Firewall is everything you need in one appliance — a complete security solution that makes threat management a breeze. Specific modules of Sophos XG Firewall can help you protect your network from unauthorized access to your information, software and systems, supporting your E-Rate eligibility.

  • Protect sensitive data

    As an educational institution, you may hold sensitive data like student records and 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 where this data goes. Sophos SafeGuard encryption offers the simplest and best data protection solution that secures data wherever it travels, whenever you share it or even when you upload your data onto the cloud over apps like Dropbox or other file-sharing services.

  • Enable safe, productive web browsing; enforce web controls

    Help keep your students and staff, as well as your data, safe online. Sophos allows you to enforce safe internet usage and curb visit to inappropriate websites and apps. With our web filtering, and web protection modules, you can assign user-based web access policies and block anonymizing proxies to ensure your school's filtering systems are not bypassed. SafeSearch ensures 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? How can you protect users on your network when they are using an unmanaged device? Can you wipe a staff member's personal device if it is lost? What data is accessible using a personal 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 gone. Sophos’ patented Layer 8 Identity-based security allows you to enforce network and security policies on your users, no matter what 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 behavior and take early action when needed. 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.

  • Maximize resources and control costs

    You can shape bandwidth usage by users, groups, web category and apps to ensure QoS to key users or applications. This prevents low-priority traffic from hogging available bandwidth and slowing down important tasks in your system.

  • 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, our wireless controller helps you prevent rogue users from connecting undetected to your Wi-Fi network with our ability to identify the source and destination of your WLAN traffic by username.


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Your Students’ Data.

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