Why Cisco Umbrella leads the way in cloud-security for education

With cyber attacks in education on the increase, we provide Cisco Umbrella (a cloud security platform that provides the first line of defence against threats on the internet) to help our education customers take the right steps to protect their networks and give students and staff safe online experiences from a single, unified solution. Cisco Umbrella provides an internet-wide layer of cybersecurity that both protects against malware infections, and prevents command and control callback infected devices from phoning home. With Umbrella, malware can’t get in to your school and threats can’t wreak havoc!

Cisco Umbrella DNS for Education is the easiest, most powerful way to secure your campus and proactively ‘see’ and protect users so they have the freedom to work anywhere safely. Umbrella enables IT administrators to seamlessly extend web filtering and internet security to all devices, even those that leave campus. At Redway Networks we can integrate Umbrella with your existing security stack and its low-touch deployment means you can have Umbrella’s cloud-based service up and running in a day, instantly delivering the best defence against ransomware and other malware. Additionally, the Cisco Umbrella Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) for Education package offers unmatched protection when a higher security posture is required. As more apps move to the cloud, educational compliance requirements now need more granular control and visibility into web traffic at a URL level, which Umbrella offers through a secure web gateway.

With nothing to download or install, Umbrella’s cloud-native, low maintenance solution is ideal for schools and is the smartest way to meet compliance and protect your students, teachers and 1-1 learning programmes. Its the easiest way to secure your campus and protect users, data, and applications in the cloud.

  • Integrates with any firewall
  • Reduces deployment and management overheads for a low cost of ownership
  • Ensures educational and GDPR compliance
  • Enforces acceptable usage policies instantly across all devices
  • Protects students and school computers from the latest internet security threats
  • Licenced on the number of staff
  • Special prices for education
  • Up and running in minutes
  • No hardware to install
  • Cisco Umbrella integration – why you need Cisco Umbrella alongside Meraki MR.

    With the Umbrella and Meraki MR integration, you can deploy Umbrella in seconds across your access points and instantly gain protection against threats like malware, ransomware, and C2 callbacks. For additional control and convenience, you can apply Umbrella policies directly in the Meraki dashboard. The integration allows your customers to easily assign Umbrella policies to their Cisco Meraki wireless networks on a per-SSID basis or using Meraki Group Policies.

    Forest of Dean Multi-Academy Trust Case Study

    The Forest of Dean Trust, based in Gloucestershire asked Redway Networks to integrate Cisco Umbrella as a natural addition to its Cisco Meraki technology stack. The Trust wanted to improve student safeguarding with the control to manage its staff and students’ internet experience on and off the network. Emily Stigant is the Trust’s IT Manager, she says: “We’ve protected our network in every way and are giving our students safe online experiences under the Cisco Umbrella.” Read the full case study here.

    If your school would like to take advantage of Cisco Umbrella, contact us today for your 21-day Free Trial.