Issue: More students are bringing mobile devices to school, and more schools are leveraging the BYOD trend by providing learning materials and other information online. Managing who has access to what and when is becoming a serious challenge for many school districts.
Solution: Mobile device management has become an important feature for antivirus. Not only should students utilize their own AV on their devices, but school districts and other organizations should also make sure their AV solution has the ability to centrally manage Android antivirus as well as provide mobile security for iOS and other devices, ensuring that your network remains free of any threats.
Issue: Protecting students’ grades and other personal data is a paramount objective for any educational organization. A data breach could cause significant harm—financial and otherwise—for a school district that fails to keep students safe.
Solution: A security solution should be able to track what’s happening in both directions, and alert IT administrators of any usual movement. A bi-directional firewall protects against both inbound and outbound threats and should provide optional rules for applications, ports and system services. In addition, Web filtering features should automatically block malicious URLs and phishing Web sites that users may stumble upon.
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