The Barracuda Web Security Gateway for Schools

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The Barracuda Web Security Gateway for Schools

Barracuda Web Security Gateway

CIPA Compliance and Safe Learning
Don’t Have to Be Difficult

All-in-One Protection Made Easy

  • Students and Devices
  • Classrooms
  • School Networks
  • Beyond the Campus

Meeting Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requirements, and keeping your community’s children safe from online threats, presents increasing challenges as your school adopts new online technologies. A key requirement today is to monitor and control student use of online websites and applications regardless of location and device.

The Barracuda Web Security Gateway offers comprehensive protection against inappropriate websites, cyberbullying, terrorism/radicalization, and bandwidth abuse—all without requiring additional IT resources. The Web Security Gateway gives you total visibility into all online student activity through a single pane of glass, while enforcing granular access polices across all users and devices.

Barracuda Web Security Gateway protects kids using all major devices

All-in-One Protection Made Easy

  • Students and Devices
  • Classrooms
  • School Networks
  • Beyond the Campus

Protecting Students

Barracuda Web Security Gateway capabilities include:

  • Safe search enforcement on all major search engines
  • Customized reporting that gives you granular insight into websites, apps, and devices
  • Social media monitoring with SSL decryption to promptly identify and respond to harassment and cyberbullying
  • G Suite for Education enforcement
  • Mobile Device Manager (MDM) to centrally enroll, activate, and provision devices
  • Real-time alerts when suspicious activity is detected

You may also configure the Barracuda Web Security Gateway to allow certain users—for example, teachers—to temporarily give students access to normally blocked websites for educational purposes.

Protecting Schools

The Barracuda Web Security Gateway provides layered security to protect your entire network from cyber threats.

  • Barracuda Advanced Threat Protection (BATP) Service uses advanced detection techniques to prevent targeted attacks, malware, ransomware, and automated phishing attacks.
  • Remote device protection prevents student users from becoming vectors to infect your network when they use public Wi-Fi access points.
  • Simple operation and centralized management makes it easy for small IT teams to manage with minimal resources.

Protection Beyond the Campus

Barracuda Web Security Gateway includes a Chrome browser extension that extends security policies across Chromebooks, along with other devices—whether personal or school-issued—used by students to access your network. All security policies can be set up per-student, not just per-device, so that students always receive the same protection.

Centralized Management and Reporting

Regardless of how many Web Security Gateways, devices, or users you manage, you do it all through an intuitive, web-based dashboard. You get real-time visibility into recent infection activity, potentially suspicious activities, TCP connection usage, and network traffic. Flexible, customizable reporting lets you create the detailed reports you need quickly and easily.

Why Barracuda

Barracuda has a longstanding commitment to serving the needs of K-12 and other educational organizations. Our powerful security solutions are simple for small IT teams to manage, and are priced affordably for restricted budgets, with OpEx-structured subscription pricing available. And they have the features you need to meet CIPA requirements while keeping your community’s children—as well as your network—safe from online threats.