Why Umbrella for your K-12 school or district?
With nothing to download or install, Umbrella’s cloud-native, low maintenance solution is very popular with risk averse K-12 school districts.
Cisco Umbrella DNS for Education enables IT administrators to seamlessly extend web filtering and internet security to all devices, even those that leave campus. Umbrella’s low-touch deployment can have our cloud-based service up and running district-wide in a day, instantly granting the best defense against ransomware and other malware.
Additionally, the Cisco Umbrella Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) for Education package offers unmatched protection when a higher security posture is required. As more apps move to the cloud, compliance requirements such as CIPA and FERPA now require more granular control and visibility into web traffic at a URL level, which Umbrella offers through a secure web gateway.
View the capabilities of Umbrella for Education and see why it’s fast becoming ubiquitous in K-12 schools.
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.
“We have seven sites throughout South and East Los Angeles, and when our teachers or administrators request changes, it’s imperative that the educational process isn’t obstructed because of a delay in applying those changes. The Umbrella dashboard allows us to make changes to any of our sites from any device where we have an Internet connection.”
Director of Technology
The right security for every classroom
No two school districts are the same. And Cisco Umbrella for Education offers options tailor-made to fit your unique situation. Whichever option you choose, Cisco Umbrella will ensure positive learning experiences for every student, teacher, and administrator — no matter your cybersecurity needs.
Find out which package is right for you.
Cisco Umbrella Education Package
Protect students and staff anywhere they access the internet.
Web Content Filtering
Gain visibility and control of content on and off your network.