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.