Keeping Schools and Universities Secure 24/7/365
From endpoint and network protection to managed detection and response, our blend of tech solutions and human-led threat hunting elevates your cyber defenses, frees up IT capacity, and adds expertise without adding headcount.
PREVENT DATA LOSS
Cyber attackers set their sights on the education sector for its vast attack surface and valuable research assets.
Our cutting-edge AI-led technology, paired with real-time threat intelligence, works tirelessly to prevent, detect, and resolve threats across networks of any size.
GAIN CYBERSECURITY EXPERTISE
Improving your IT team's cyber expertise or asking them to do more with less is challenging when you lack staff or available talent.
Whether working alongside you — or independently — Sophos detects, monitors, and protects your network 24/7, so you can boost IT capacity without adding cybersecurity headcount.
OUR EXPERIENCE. YOUR PEACE OF MIND
With constant threats, limited control, and a jumble of single-use tools, managing cybersecurity in EDU is a colossal undertaking. You need to focus and simplify.
Sophos' cybersecurity solutions are purpose-built for education. Go turnkey or get more value from your existing investment by integrating your tools with ours for enhanced network visibility.
Block Ransomware in Education
Sophos blocks ransomware, keeping your students safe and your institution up and running without fear of attack. With unique threat prevention capabilities, Sophos recognizes and stops ransomware before it takes hold. With a comprehensive suite of solutions, including Sophos Endpoint Protection, Sophos Extended Detection and Response, Sophos Managed Detection and Response, and Sophos Rapid Response that all integrate and synchronize via our Adaptive Cybersecurity Ecosystem, Sophos delivers unparalleled protection and advanced threat detection, prevention, and response.
The State of Ransomware in Education 2023
Key survey findings:
- 80% of lower edu and 79% of higher edu hit by ransomware
- 81% of attacks in lower edu and 73% of attacks in higher edu encrypted data
- 99% in lower edu and all in higher edu recovered encrypted data
- 47% in lower edu and 56% in higher edu paid the ransom to recover data; 73% and 63% used backups for data recovery, respectively
- Average recovery cost: $1.59M in lower edu and $1.06M in higher edu
Cybersecurity as a Service
IT security staff shortages, budget cuts, and a challenging recruiting climate make fighting the targeted attacks schools face difficult. With Sophos MDR, your organization is backed by an elite team of 24x7 threat hunters and response experts who take targeted actions on your behalf to neutralize even the most sophisticated threats. Should you find yourself in the middle of an incident, our Rapid Response will quickly find, remove, and mitigate the attacks.
Network Security Purpose-Built for Education
Sophos Firewall and a suite of our network security solutions include features purpose-built for higher education, K-12, and primary or secondary education institutions. With built-in features and policy settings for compliance with local regulations, such as pre-defined activities like “Not Suitable for Schools” and features like SafeSearch, YouTube restrictions, and keyword filtering, Sophos helps ensure student safety online without restricting learning.
Intercept X with XDR
Intercept X with XDR gives you oversight of which apps are installed on your users’ devices. Any unsanctioned apps in use can be addressed directly – and even remotely uninstalled where necessary.
Sophos Firewall can give priority to trusted network traffic, ensuring critical processes can continue without disruption. Plus, it gives you visibility and control of shadow IT, enabling you to identify and stop activity that may put your organization at risk.
Adaptive Cybersecurity Ecosystem (ACE)
Sophos’ adaptive cybersecurity ecosystem ensures Intercept X and Sophos Firewall work together to identify all network traffic and automatically clean up threats.