Why Umbrella for your K-12 school or district?
With nothing to download or install, Umbrella is the absolute favorite cybersecurity service of K-12 school districts.
As more schools embrace 1:1 programs, tablets and mobile devices, Umbrella enables IT administrators to seamlessly extend web filtering and internet security to all devices, even those that leave campus. Plus, the Cisco Umbrella Education package is licensed by the number of faculty and staff users. There is zero charge for protecting your students!
Umbrella’s no-manual-required, easy deployment means the cloud-based web filtering service can be up and running district-wide in a day. Read on to see why Umbrella is 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. 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.
Why Cloudlock for your K-12 school or district?
K-12 schools and districts are increasingly moving their data and operations to cloud applications like G Suite. With these cloud applications, students and staff can improve productivity and simplify collaboration while reducing on-premises IT costs.
But with these changes, new security challenges are introduced. School districts are responsible now more than ever for maintaining their student welfare both off- and on-line, overseeing objectionable content and language published, and managing the exposure of sensitive data such as student records, personally identifiable information (PII), protected health information (PHI) or other sensitive information.
Cloudlock helps K-12 organizations protect data in their cloud collaboration applications while enforcing regulatory, operational, and security compliance easily and effectively. School districts use Cloudlock to reduce data exposure risk, and increase staff and student productivity in the cloud.
“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
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.