The Ultimate Security Package

Technology is transforming the classroom. Social networking, eLearning, BYOD and online collaboration are just some of the ways students, faculty, and administrators are using EdTech to learn and teach.

EdTech presents tremendous educational opportunities, but challenges as well:

  • Users can unknowingly encounter malware, unauthorized content or visit risky websites
  • Streaming videos and social media use hogs bandwidth 1:1 learning and wireless networking require faster, more reliable networks
  • Common Core standards for online testing demand up-to-date devices and bandwidth

Financial Assistance for Edtech

Maintaining a level of technology that meets today’s standards is costly, making it difficult to stay competitive. Keeping everything secure by building out a network, providing wireless routers and access points, and maintaining a firewall with web filtering, encryption, and cloud services are beyond most school budgets and IT staff capacity.

Sophos, best known for keeping businesses protected in the digital age, also has solutions geared specifically to the safety and security of K-12 organizations. With Sophos’ simplified, all-in-one security solutions, you can easily and affordably protect your users and secure your network. And if you take advantage of E-Rate, the expense can be further reduced.

E-Rate is an FCC program that helps U.S. schools and libraries obtain discounted internet access, telecommunications, and basic network security. Internal connections, basic maintenance of internal connections, and managed internal broadband services may also be covered. These discounts can range from 20% to 90%, with schools and libraries in low-income urban and rural communities typically qualifying for higher discounts. While the E-Rate application process can seem extensive, every school district should consider applying for E-Rate discounts

Sophos E-Rate Eligibility

Key components of Sophos Unified Threat Management (UTM) are eligible if used to protect your network from unauthorized access to your information, software, and systems. These include:
  • Hardware
  • Firewall
  • Wi-Fi security
  • Web server security
  • Wireless access points
  • Sophos Support

Elements that are not eligible include web & email security and other security solutions such as anti-spam, antivirus, and intrusion prevention.

Sophos has an excellent reputation in the education sector. We understand that IT staff in a school setting wear many hats, so any solution needs to be easy to deploy, use and manage. Sophos UTM is everything you need in one appliance—a complete security solution that makes threat management a breeze. It won’t eat up IT resources or require multi-point solutions. And it’s easy to grow your protection over time.

Let Sophos UTM help you:

  • Centrally manage multiple platforms
  • Protect students and staff anytime, anywhere — including remote locations and Wireless access
  • Eliminate malware and offensive content
  • Enable safe, productive web browsing and enforce web controls
  • Maximize resources and control costs
  • Learn more about Sophos UTM security solutions, and take a FREE TRIAL.

For more details on E–Rate, or to apply, please visit the USAC website at or dial 888-208-1800, toll-free.