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How to protect educational institutions, secure sensitive data, and filter content with no added work for IT staff

In the post-COVID times, educational institutions, from elementary schools to universities, have become increasingly reliant on digital technology for teaching, learning, and administrative tasks. While this transformation has brought numerous benefits, it has also exposed educational institutions to the ever-evolving threat landscape of cyberattacks.

Data breaches, ransomware, and phishing attempts are some of the cybersecurity challenges that educational institutions face. Institutions are now looking for advanced cybersecurity solutions to safeguard their digital infrastructure, protect sensitive information, and filter out inappropriate content or unwarranted usage of school’s network for activities like cryptomining or torrenting.

Nevertheless, it is vital to find cybernetic protection which does not add a load on the ever-busy IT team’s shoulders or strain the often tight budget. This is where DNS protection saves the day.

How can educational institutions protect their networks and data with no need for extra work and special hardware?

Thanks to DNS security, all of the devices in the network are protected 24/7 without a need to install or maintain any software. This includes not only computers, but all mobile devices and IoT devices such as printers or servers – basically anything connected to the network. It filters out malicious traffic, thus effectively stopping malware, phishing, botnets, ransomware, and other forms of cyberattacks. Thanks to running on the network level, there is no need to maintain, update, and set-up the devices in the network in any way – and this goes for institution of any size, even with multiple buildings in different part of the city.

Moreover, educational institutions handle a vast amount of sensitive data, including student records, academic research, financial information, and intellectual property. A data breach in an educational institution could have severe consequences, not only in terms of financial loss but also the potential harm to the privacy and reputation of the institution. Thanks to DNS security, educational institutions can protect their data by blocking malicious attempts to access or steal sensitive information.

Filtering inappropriate content and enhancing network performance

Of course, not all content accessible to the students is suitable for an educational setting, and some may even be harmful or inappropriate. On DNS level, it is easily possible to filter the traffic and content to control and restrict access to certain websites and content categories, ensuring a safe online environment for the students. This also enables institutions to restrict certain activities on the school network, such as torrenting or cryptomining.
A secure network is essential for the smooth functioning of an educational institution. Whalebone Immunity's traffic analysis and security capabilities help optimize network performance by identifying and eliminating unnecessary or malicious traffic. This ensures that network resources are efficiently utilized and available for legitimate educational purposes.

Whalebone Immunity – protect your educational institution against malware, C&C, ransomware, phishing, and more with no need for extra workload

Whalebone Immunity is a DNS security product which enables the educational institutions to safeguard their network and data with no additional workload or need for special hardware. Thanks to its content filtering capabilities, It helps to create a secure and harm-free digital environment that fosters learning and innovation.

Watch this video to see how Immunity works and ask for a demonstration or a free trial run.