Why Umbrella for your K-12 school or district?
Benefits of Cisco Umbrella for K-12 schools
Reduce deployment and management overhead and lower total cost of ownership.
K-12 schools are constantly under budget constraints and must try to do more with less. With Umbrella’s cloud-based service, K-12 schools receive a powerful internet security solution that helps them achieve CIPA compliance at a fraction of the total cost of ownership of on-premises solutions. Initial deployment across an entire school district takes less than 30 minutes and all management is done through the web-based dashboard, reducing the amount of effort needed by IT staff.
Ensure CIPA compliance to gain access to E-rate program discounts.
Whether you’re protecting one school or an entire district, Umbrella is the most cost-effective way to ensure your school or library’s compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA).
CIPA compliance, essential for US schools to receive e-Rate funding, requires that schools and libraries protect children from adult content on the web. Umbrella makes it easy to block objectionable content at K-12 schools.
In addition to the adult content you need to block for CIPA compliance, you can also choose from 80+ content categories, and maintain your own allowlist and blocklist of domains.
Enforce your school district’s acceptable usage policy instantly, across all devices.
The internet is an integral component in the K-12 learning environment. Uncontrolled internet access can lead to students reaching harmful sites or to sites that consume valuable bandwidth. Umbrella’s web filtering allows you to easily enforce your school’s acceptable use policy. And unlike other content filtering services that require software on every machine, Umbrella is cloud-based and will take effect across all internet-enabled devices instantly.
Protect students and school computers from the latest internet security threats.
Internet usage in the classroom continues to grow as security threats increase in sophistication and prevalence. IT administrators are spending more time cleaning compromised devices, leaving them with less time to enable a productive learning environment. Umbrella provides an effective proactive layer of protection to prevent malware and botnet threats from infecting machines — including Windows, Mac OS X, and Chromebook devices — which saves K-12 schools both time and money.