Solutions for Educational Institutions

Solutions for Educational Institutions

Internet Security Systems (ISS) cost-effectively improves information security processes, while helping educational institutions meet security best practices and maintain regulatory compliance.

A Delicate Balance

Educational institutions must balance often-competing needs for security and accessibility. From research institutions to K-12, network administrators in educational settings are faced with the challenge of protecting valuable data in a decidedly open environment. Stringent IT budgets and resource constraints only increase the difficulty.

Regulatory Compliance

Like most corporations, educational institutions must comply with industry and government regulations regarding data security and reporting. Violations invite major penalties and bad publicity. To prevent data security breaches, ISS conducts a thorough gap analysis of the current security state and compares it to best practices. Then, ISS works with you to design and implement solutions that close those gaps and ensure ongoing regulatory compliance and reporting.

Network Availability and Performance

Increasing numbers of users, open network access and the popularity of portable computing devices combine to place high demands on your network. ISS can help you optimize network performance through policy development, system design, and products that block bandwidth-eating “bad” traffic.

Attack Prevention

Educational institutions are often targets of a wide array of Internet attacks: unauthorized access, alteration or theft of data, worm and virus infiltrations, and denial-of-service attacks. Also common are unauthorized grade changes, data tampering, persistent problems with critical systems and theft of sensitive information. Solutions from ISS will stop malicious Internet attacks before they impact your organization, regardless of their origination. ISS solutions will also prevent attackers from using your network to launch attacks against other organizations.

Cost-effective Security

Faced with protecting a complex and widespread infrastructure, many educational organizations delay information security investments due to cost concerns. ISS can help to maximize your budget and personnel, using our proven methodology to analyze and prioritize risks. This allows you to remediate issues cost-effectively and in order of importance.

Commitment to Educational Institutions

ISS is committed to meeting the unique needs of IT professionals charged with securing data and information systems at colleges, universities, K-12 primary schools and other learning institutions. Qualified educational institutions are eligible for special pricing programs on ISS products and services.

The Internet Security Systems Protection Platform

Internet Security Systems (ISS) delivers preemptive security solutions that protect you ahead of the threat. The ISS protection platform secures your IT infrastructure, ensuring business continuity and enabling cost-effective processes while supporting compliance and risk management requirements.

  • Products
    Install products from the ISS protection platform to stop Internet threats before they impact your operations. ISS offers fully integrated, end-to-end solutions that prevent attackers from compromising your desktops, laptops, servers, networks and remote locations.
  • Managed Security Services
    Outsource your information security management to ISS and realize cost-savings of up to 55%. ISS' Managed Security Services deliver the expertise you need to secure your information assets 24/7, and offer the industry’s only money-back protection guarantee.*
  • Professional Security Services
    Rely on ISS consulting services to help reduce your exposure to information security threats and achieve regulatory compliance. ISS’ expert consultants work with you to identify security concerns, then design and deploy effective solutions. ISS consulting services include penetration testing, security assessments, policy development, emergency response services, forensic analysis, staff augmentation and deployment.

*Money-back guarantee (for Managed Protection Services - Premium Level only): If Internet Security Systems fails to meet the Security Incidents Prevention Guarantee for any given calendar month, Customer's account shall be credited the charges for one full month of the affected Customer's Monthly Monitoring Fee for each instance for which this guarantee has not been met. Please see ISS SLAs for more details.

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