WatchGuard and Claranet Cyber Security ensure schools and colleges can safeguard pupils with best-in-class information security protection

The classroom has changed almost beyond recognition in the past decade. Interactive white boards have replaced traditional chalk boards and tablets have replaced paper and pens. Today, a connected student is an engaged one. However, children remain inherently vulnerable, so protections need to be put in place to avoid them exposing themselves to danger, whether knowingly or otherwise.

Ensuring that pupils use technology appropriately and safely has always been part of the wider duty of care to which schools are bound. Yet, it has been brought into focus and explicitly outlined in the recent Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE) regulation. Core to the KCSiE regulation is the requirement for schools and colleges to do all they reasonably can to limit a child’s exposure to risks from the school or college’s IT system. As part of this process, they need to ensure that they have appropriate filters and monitoring systems in place.

All schools and colleges now need to comply with the KCSiE statutory guidance and its focus on safeguarding pupils. Whilst shackled by limited budgets, education establishments must demonstrate a rigorous online safety policy and provide a safe online learning environment for their pupils to pass future Ofsted inspections. WatchGuard and Claranet Cyber Security can help ensure schools remain KCSiE compliant by offering best-in-class security, network visibility and flexible management.

Please note: with WatchGuard SchoolMate, qualifying UK education institutions can earn an additional 20% off when purchasing WatchGuard products from us to secure their networks. This offer is not available alongside other promotions.

Case Studies

university of abertay

As a technologically-focused university, Dundee-based Abertay is under pressure to practice what they preach, delivering a perfect example of a secure, leading-edge and commercially smart use of technology.

Outwood Grange Academies

Yorkshire-based Outwood Grange Academies Trust (OGAT) is an outstanding education success story, backed by outstanding WatchGuard security technology supplied by Claranet Cyber Security.

Claranet Cyber Security

The Claranet Cyber Security Difference

When it comes to maximising WatchGuard products and integrating robust and secure solutions, Claranet Cyber Security has the edge. Designed to meet the needs of specific sectors, types of organisations, and compliance standards, our tailored solutions are trusted by leading private and public sector organisations throughout the UK.

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