Cisco Umbrella for the education sector

Cisco Umbrella for higher education protects users wherever they go and from all devices.

What is Cisco?

Cisco is a global American technology company which was set up in December 1984 by two computer scientists Leonard Bosack and Sandy Lerner. Cisco systems manufactures and sells telecommunications equipment, security software and hardware and networking products. Cisco has acquired a number of different technology companies such as WebEx, Jabber, OpenDNS and CloudLock.

Cisco offers a vast portfolio of network security solutions which help businesses to detect and stop malicious threats from entering their network perimeter. Their security portfolio consists of: Email Security, Cloud Security, Endpoint Security, Network Visibility and Segmentation, Next Generation Firewalls, Next Generation IPS, VPN Security and Security Management.

Cisco Security products have superior threat intelligence features compared to competitor products. Cisco has a threat research team called Talos. This is a team of 250 people who research worldwide cyber threats. These real-time cyber threat updates are then automatically sent to security products every 5 minutes.

Cisco Umbrella is used to help protect your business from Cyber Breaches. Cisco Umbrella has the ability to block malicious sites before a connection is ever established. It is a cloud based application which not only saves you money, but also provides more effective security management and deployment.

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What is the purpose of Cisco Umbrella?

Cisco Umbrella is used to help protect your business from Cyber Breaches. Cisco Umbrella has the ability to block malicious sites before a connection is ever established. It is a cloud based application which not only saves you money, but also provides more effective security management and deployment.

Cisco Umbrella for higher education protects users wherever they go and from all devices. It helps businesses see threats faster than other security solutions and can instantly block malicious threats such as ransomware, malware and command and control call backs.

Cyber Security for Education – Why use Cisco Umbrella for your School, College or University?

  1. Cheaper cost– because of tight budgets schools and colleges need to try to get more for their money when it comes to cyber security. Umbrella’s cloud-based service is a much lower cost than on premises solutions, it also helps with internet safety compliance
  2. Fast deployment and management– Deployment can take less than 30 minutes… which is ideal for schools and universities as it means no downtime and valuable study time will not be interrupted. The solution can be centrally managed via the cloud based dashboard, this greatly reduces the time wasted by IT administrators .
  3. Web filtering (for education this is extremely valuable)- Internet connectivity is required in every classroom as it plays a vital part in the modern day learning environment. Because of this, schools must be able to control what students have access to. Umbrella’s web filtering allows you to block malicious content and risky sites. There is no need to install web filtering software on each machine, Umbrella can protect all devices on the network within minutes.
  4. Seamless scalability –Universities and colleges need to provide large bandwidth connections so that students can research and use online study resources. While traditional on-premises hardware can be tough-to-scale, Umbrella integrates seamlessly with a bandwidth needs.

Cyber Security for Schools and Universities – Why Would Cisco Umbrella benefit Education?

With nothing to download or install, Cisco Umbrella is the number one cloud cyber security appliance for schools and colleges. As more schools are embracing 1:1 programs and the use of tablets and mobile devices, it has become more difficult to protect students online and ensure internet safety. However with Cisco Umbrella for education, your IT teams can seamlessly enforce web filtering and internet security to all devices, even those that leave campus!

Strong cyber security for schools is absolutely vital. With so much graphic content and harmful material available online, schools and colleges must have a cyber security solution which protects pupils from accessing unsafe or misleading sites. Cisco Umbrella for schools can help with child internet safety compliance necessary for Ofsted, it is also extremely easy to deploy and can be up and running across all departments and campuses within a day.

Cisco Umbrella is the ideal network security appliance for higher education, schools and universities. Cisco Umbrella helps to protect your school systems against cyber-attacks and from malicious intruders gaining access to your critical assets and student information. It is an internet security gateway which protects against phishing, ransomware and malware. Umbrella examines each site which students and staff want to access, if the site appear to be malicious it will immediately block access.

How can Equilibrium help with Cyber Security for Higher Education?

Here at Equilibrium we are Cyber Security specialists with  over 20 years industry experience. We are also Cisco Partners with the Advanced Security Certification. As Cyber Security experts we are very well equipped to support education institutes with all security requirements. We can not only design and implement intelligent Cisco security solutions, we can also help to optimise your security products to ensure you are making the most of all intelligent security features.