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Secure your network, websites, and applications.

Give your students access to the resources they need while protecting them from the latest and most advanced cyberattacks.

Provide secure access for authorized users.

Educational organizations provide remote access for many students, employees, and third-party providers. When deployed correctly, this allows everyone to work more efficiently without opening the network to unnecessary risk. When remote access is misconfigured, it can lead to a data breach and thousands of exposed or stolen records.

Barracuda network security solutions secure the network edge and protect access to SaaS applications like Office 365 and online learning portals. Secure VPN connectivity and Zero Trust Access are easy to deploy, and Barracuda Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) maintains the highest level of protection for the network.

Stop ransomware and other advanced threats.

Not all ransomware enters the network through email. Networks can be infected by a compromised website that installs malware to vulnerable devices without the user’s knowledge or interaction. Criminals also force their way into the network through open ports like Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) port 3380. This is a favorite target for criminals because many IT teams have RDP enabled to provide desktop support from a remote location.

Barracuda solutions can identify and block a broad range of threats, vulnerabilities, and exploits. Customers are protected from exposures and security gaps, as well as automated scanning and brute-force attacks.

Block DDoS, credential stuffing, and other automated attacks.

Bots have become a big problem for schools. Attackers use bots to search websites and firewalls for vulnerabilities, or to launch DDoS attacks that disrupt the school network. Malicious bots will hunt and attack a target until they are detected and blocked. Anti-bot protection is key to stopping these attacks.

Barracuda application security with Advanced Bot Protection defends websites, mobile applications and APIs against application attacks of all varieties. These solutions use advanced methods to identify and block actual attacks, so that IP blocks and CAPTCHA mechanisms do not interfere with legitimate website traffic.

Detect and prevent network intrusions.

Bot attacks, drive-by downloads, and malicious email attachments can allow an attacker to get through firewall defenses and launch an attack from inside the school. The attacker might then steal data, hijack resources for illegal use, or start a ransomware attack. Many attackers will remain undetected in the network for months to fully explore the system before launching an attack.

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall defends against these attacks with advanced threat and attack protection features, including Intrusion Detection and Prevention System (IDS/IPS). Our cloud-based Threat Intelligence System ensures customer networks are always protected from the latest threats.

Protect websites and web applications from defacement and other attacks.

A good website is a business enabler for educational organizations. Unauthorized access could lead to the site being defaced with harmful and illegal messages, or compromised by malware that initiates ‘drive-by’ attacks on visitors. A DDoS attack can take the site offline completely.

Barracuda WAF-as-a-Service protects your website and online applications from denial-of-service attacks, brute force attacks, and other intrusion attempts. The optional Advanced Bot Protection uses machine learning to secure your site from malicious bots, while allowing legitimate traffic to use the site as intended.

Secure your school with Barracuda network and application security solutions.

Protect your students, faculty, and staff from advanced cyberthreats with best-in-class security for networks and applications, wherever they are deployed.

Defend your local and dispersed networks with comprehensive, real-time protection. Barracuda network security solutions provide multiple layers of defense against intrusion, ransomware, malware, and other advanced threats. Remote access features ensure users can easily and securely access network resources, and administrators can centrally enforce security policies on user devices.
Protect your resources with a Zero Trust Access solution that is superior to traditional VPN technology. Zero Trust Access continuously verifies that only the right person, with the right device, and the right permissions can access company data, applications, or infrastructure. Barracuda CloudGen Access is a feature-rich solution that enhances performance and security for users and simplifies deployment and management for IT teams.
Secure your websites, applications, APIs, and mobile apps with an easy-to-use cloud-delivered application security service. Barracuda web security and filtering solutions continually updates threat-detection capabilities from our global threat intelligence network. This protects your users and networks from even the latest and most sophisticated threats.

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.