Data Loss Prevention for Education

Promote a culture of information sharing while facilitating a safe and secure environment.

Protection against data loss and data theft
Hassle-free device control
and content filtering
Meet compliance with industry laws and regulations

For any educational institution (schools, colleges, universities) a culture that promotes sharing of information is mandatory. However, due to the information they safeguard and control, educational facilities face the same issues as commercial enterprises when it comes to protecting data.

In today's organizations, data is saved in different locations, on different workstations (Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux) and a large mobile device fleet (Android and iOS) connecting to the internal network, therefore, a solution that covers various aspects of Data Loss Prevention and extends to Mobile Device Management becomes mandatory.

With data regarding parents, students, and alumni personal records, payment information, research data, healthcare records, and others, educational institutions need to facilitate a secure environment for students and implement data loss prevention. This also helps them to comply with government and industry regulations for all the different types of information stored.

Some of the most important rules and regulation that apply to schools, colleges, universities, and other educational institutions are:

  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA)
  • Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
  • Health Insurance Accountability and Portability Act (HIPAA)
  • Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH)

Endpoint Protector DLP and MDM solutions ensure compliance with industry regulations and secure sensitive data addressing the most common threats in the education sector. Students and employees records, as well as Intellectual Property, are protected against threats like intentional data theft or human error.

With no data security incidents and a safe environment for personal information and organization's data, education and its quality remain the top priority for the institution, instead of dealing with image prejudices and other negative consequences of data breaches.

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