iboss Announces Partnership with One of the Largest Texas Independent School Districts to Protect Students from Cyber Threats and Self Harm
The partnership will help secure student and teacher Internet access and protect against online threats by leveraging cutting edge cloud security
Boston, Massachusetts, July 16, 2019 – Today, iboss announced that one of the largest school districts in Texas has selected iboss to protect its Internet access and the personal data of its students and teachers. This district serves over a hundred thousand students attending more than two hundred schools. It is considered one of the fastest improving urban school districts in the United States. Traditional gateway security appliances were not considered due to the district’s requirement to secure student Internet access on any device, from any location in the cloud.
Thanks to this partnership, students and employees will benefit from an enterprise cloud security solution that addresses regulatory requirements associated with Internet content filtering and data protection, including granular reporting, malware defense, and data loss prevention features. All of these features are managed through a single pane of glass in the cloud.
The district has implemented a modern solution built upon a proprietary containerized architecture. Completely designed for the cloud, it positions the district to shift away from traditional outdated appliance solutions that only protect the network perimeter and moves the school district over to a position to secure their students and employees wherever they may go, without having to backhaul data to a central office. Through this partnership, iboss will significantly improve security for the thousands of students and teachers this school district serves and supports.
Educational organizations are the second most common targets of hackers, according to Verizon. They are tasked to protect more sensitive data than most commercial enterprises, and they have extreme network demands with tens of thousands of devices and massive bandwidth connectivity to support. Large schools require enterprise grade platforms, but typically these solutions lack the granular controls needed for schools.
“We are proud to be a leader in delivering enterprise grade internet security that is designed to enable the largest educational organizations to secure their networks,” commented iboss CEO Paul Martini.
Recognized as a leading visionary in secure cloud gateways, iboss is able to
deliver enterprise grade cybersecurity that is powerful enough to secure the largest commercial companies in the world yet delivers the granular controls and reporting visibility that is essential for schools. No other educational focused Internet security solution offers more patented technology along with third party validation from sources including Gartner, Forrester and Frost Sullivan, efficacy backed security from Virus Bulletin and Miercom, and certifications including ISO 9001, ISO 27001, FIPS 140-2, and Common Criteria.
iboss is a cloud security company that provides organizations and their employees secure access to the Internet on any device, from any location, in the cloud. This eliminates the need for traditional security appliances, which are ineffective at protecting a cloud-first and mobile world. Leveraging a purpose-built cloud architecture backed by over 100 patents and more than 100 points of presence globally, iboss protects more than 4,000 organizations worldwide. To learn more, visit www.iboss.com.