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Bridge the Cybersecurity Gap in Education with SonicWall Secure Mobile Access

More students. Disperse classrooms. Constrained resources. Reduced budgets. In a recent article, we discussed how K-12 schools are faced with more network, mobility and security challenges than ever before — all while cyber threats grow more advanced by the day. To deliver safe in-class and distance-learning experiences to a growing student population, K-12 schools need to secure wireless networks, cloud apps and endpoints while stretching budgets through various funding initiatives.

Schools are Facing an Explosion of Cybercrime

In 2022, the Education Industry Saw:

Schools are facing an unprecedented explosion of exposure points — and many underestimate the risks, even as schools continue to be targeted by cybercriminals. Wireless networks are often a primary conduit for K12 students, staff and faculty to access the Internet. A comprehensive approach to K12 WiFi must address several challenges. One challenge is successfully planning to optimize access point deployment. Slow WiFi and connectivity issues are typical problems encountered in a wireless network. Often, these problems arise due to improper designing and planning of the wireless network.

Once planned, the challenge of management of wireless network security across multiple school district sites can be complex and difficult. Managing and rolling out wireless solutions can be difficult for geographically distributed school districts, as multiple hardware devices need to be shipped and set up. Centralized visibility and control of the entire network from multiple dashboards adds to this challenge. Ultimately, the underlying challenge is ensuring that the wireless network supports the academic user experience with dependably high performance and security. SonicWall's Secure Mobile Access ensures end-to-end protection of students and administrators, enabling schools to provide anytime, anywhere, any-device access to any application.

Students, staff and faculty may not always be able to get to the classroom. Best practices for effectively implementing a mobile learning environment include maintaining high security, connectivity, robust performance and low total cost of ownership. SonicWall’s Secure Mobile Access (SMA) allows education to continue, no matter what’s happening in the world and offers complete security for remote access to corporate resources hosted on-prem, in cloud and in hybrid datacenters.

SMA offers granular access control, context-aware device authorization, application-level VPN and complete integration with the most advanced authentications. SMA enables organizations to move to the cloud and embrace BYOD with ease.

The Simple Path to Deployment

From a wide range of capabilities to flexible deployment options for any environment, selecting an SMA for your needs is as simple as three easy steps.

Features & Benefits

Verify Authorized Users

  • Grant access only to trusted devices and authorized users.

  • Empower your workforce with mobility and BYOD.

  • Deliver seamless secure access experience with always-on connection.

  • Check integrity and health profile of the connecting device.

Prevent Threats and Minimize Attack Surface

  • Improve your security posture and reduce the surface area for threats.

  • Enforce granular access control policies.

  • Get high-performance layer-3 SSL VPN

  • Deliver browser-based clientless secure access.

  • Provide flexible proxy options with authentication and SSL offloading.

Simplified Deployment for Secure Hybrid IT Access

  • Choose between hardened physical appliances or virtual appliances.

  • Deploy in private cloud or public cloud environments.

  • Provide secure access to data center, cloud and SaaS resources from a single portal.

  • Reduce complexity in access management for hybrid IT environments.

Get Started, Securely

VoDaVi is a certified SonicWall Partner. SonicWall is an industry leader in providing network and security solutions that defend SMBs, enterprises and governments from advanced cyber threats. VoDaVi Technologies provides word-class technology solutions, including network management and 24x7 monitoring that will cater to every aspect of your technological and operational demands.From superior products and technical expertise, VoDaVi has the ability to assist any organization in becoming thought leaders and game changers in the ever-evolving security landscape.


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