Protect your district or campus from web-based cyberthreats.
Schools and universities must ensure that students are not subject to harmful content or cyberattacks from compromised or malicious websites. They must also protect their bandwidth from rogue applications and inappropriate web streaming.
Enforce a safe computing environment on and off campus.
Protecting students from inappropriate or harmful content is an important component of safe computing. Web security is a regulatory requirement for many schools and it provides several benefits when configured correctly. Content filtering blocks distracting sites and helps protect students from cyberbullying and online predators.
Barracuda Web Security Gateway and Barracuda Content Shield deliver powerful web security and content filtering to protect devices on campus, at home, or on the road. Pre-configured content categories and safe search make it simple to deploy comprehensive content filtering within minutes.
Block compromised websites and malicious downloads.
Malicious and compromised websites can infect student devices with malware such as ransomware or exploit kits that carry out custom attacks based on detected vulnerabilities. Because students rely on SaaS applications, remote learning platforms, webmail, and other websites, it’s critical that they be protected from these threats.
Barracuda web security and filtering solutions provide multiple layers of protection against the malicious software used in web-borne attacks. Administrators are alerted to attacks in real-time, and compromised devices are detected and quarantined to prevent network infection.
Detect and track cyberbullying and cyberstalking.
Cyberbullying is not a new problem. Broadband, campus-wide wifi, and 1:1 deployments have made students more accessible to outsiders and each other. Research has shown that a majority of teens have been bullied or harassed online, and that hate speech in online chats increased 70% in 2020. One school district was alerted to an adult inappropriately communicating with students through their school accounts.
Barracuda Total Email Protection works alongside Barracuda web security solutions to detect and document hate speech, cyberbullying, and other harmful activity. School officials are alerted in real time, and all recorded incidents can be archived for retention, compliance, and e-discovery.
Protect campus bandwidth from unauthorized use.
Not all hackers want to steal data or collect ransoms. Many just want to use school resources to mine cryptocurrency, share illegal files, or build a botnet to perform DDoS and other attacks. These activities consume computing resources and network bandwidth, as well as cause your domain or public IP to be blocked by other organizations.
Barracuda Web Security Gateway analyzes network traffic and enables complete control over application usage. Access to resources can be based on users, groups, time, bandwidth, and other criteria. SSL filtering and inspection capabilities provide policy enforcement on platforms that are otherwise obfuscated and difficult to manage.
Simplify management of district policies.
Each school district or university campus has groups of users with different needs. Campus visitors, administrative staff, researchers, and students in specialized classes have connectivity and content requirements that differ from the general student body.
Barracuda Web Security Gateway and Barracuda Content Shield make it easy to deploy and configure custom policies from a central point of management. Comprehensive reporting allows administrators to drill-down into web browsing activity and identify areas that may need adjustment.
Protect students, faculty, and staff with Barracuda security solutions.
Barracuda web security and filtering solutions allow schools to provide access to online applications and other resources while protecting users from attacks that steal user data and install malware on the user’s device.
Defend users against web-borne threats with an integrated content filtering, application blocking and malware protection solution that is powerful, easy to use and affordable for educational institutions of all sizes.
Protect users with a hosted web security and filtering solution that enables administrators to enforce policies and manage risk on mobile and remote devices. Advanced DNS and URL filtering, local file scanning, and a proxy-free architecture provide optimal protection without latency.
Document and archive suspicious keywords and communications for investigation, compliance, and potential litigation. This multi-layer email defense system works alongside Barracuda web security and filtering solutions to capture and archive suspicious activity. Barracuda Cloud Archiving Service provides unlimited storage per user and is included in Barracuda Total Email Protection.
Protect your students, faculty, and staff.
Contact us to discuss your security needs or to arrange a demonstration or free trial of any Barracuda product.