Education Security Solutions

Schools have increased learning online using websites, apps, and other tools. This increased connectivity has provided more opportunities for threat actors to exploit and infiltrate school systems. Check Point understands the challenges and can help put an end to sophisticated cyber threats by strengthening the security of endpoints, networks, and clouds.


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Ensures a safe and risk-free internet environment for students with school-provided Chromebooks, tablets and PCs

Monitor and Alert

Allows monitoring and alerting of students’ online behavior

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Protects the school’s IT infrastructure from potential cyber threats

Online Safety for Students and Educational Institutions

Addressing the Challenges of a Digitally Connected Classroom

The digital age has transformed virtually every aspect in the way we live, work, play, and learn. Today, teachers blend in-class instruction with online learning using websites, apps, learning games, among other tools. Children get instant access to knowledge beyond their textbooks to obtain a holistic view of a subject. However, the digitally connected classroom also introduces risks when students are online, including:

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Inappropriate Content

Potential exposure to offensive, harmful, or inappropriate website content

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Ensures cybersecurity and compliance for schools

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Unintentional leak of personal information through phishing websites


Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA)

According to Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) in the U.S., schools and libraries subject to this law are responsible for implementing an internet safety policy. A key provision safeguards children from inappropriate content on all computers and when using email, chat rooms, and other electronic communications. CIPA also requires schools to educate students on proper online behavior and cyberbullying awareness and response.

Cybersecurity and Schools

Hackers select high value, “soft targets” for their cyberattacks. One report indicated education ranked the worst in cybersecurity out of 17 major industries.1 Schools amass large amounts of personal data on school networks, making students and schools prime targets. Since 2016, 447 cybersecurity-related incidents involving U.S. public schools have been reported.2 Here are ot­her facts to consider:

  • 70 percent of children 7 to 18 years old have accidentally encountered online pornography through a web search while doing homework3
  • Breached student records can sell for $250-$350 each on the black market5
  • Check Point Software offers a solution to help school districts proactively address these cyber abuses.

1 “Education ranked worst at cybersecurity out of 17 major industries,” by Betsy Foresman, edscoop, December 17, 2018
2 “On the Map,” EdTech Strategies, 2019
3 “Internet Statistics,” GuardChild, 2019
4 “Education ranked worst at cybersecurity out of 17 major industries,” by Betsy Foresman, edscoop, December 17, 2018

Features and Benefits

To prevent online abuse that targets students, Check Point developed Harmony for Education, a simple yet robust security solution. An easy-to-install Chrome browser-extension works seamlessly with G Suite for Education and your existing school and district cybersecurity infrastructure.

Provides a Safe Browsing Environment

Safeguards students from accessing inappropriate or harmful web content with extensive URL filtering capabilities directly from the Chrome browser. Enforces SafeSearch for Google, YouTube, Bing, and Yahoo while blocking other search engines

Achieves CIPA Compliance

Helps educational institutions to comply with CIPA (Children’s Internet Protection Act) regulations requiring the use of internet filters and additional measures to protect children from harmful online content.

Protects Personal Information

Dynamically detects and blocks phishing websites that try to lure students into providing personal and private information.

Customized for Google-Powered Schools

Integrates transparently with educational institute’s IT infrastructure. Protects K12 students using school provided Chromebooks on and off campus. Configured and managed centrally through G-Suite.

Prevents Reuse of School Credentials

Prevents students from using their school credentials for other non-trusted websites.

Malicious File Download Protection

Cleans potential malicious content from downloaded documents or converts them to risk-free PDF format.

Unified Security Infrastructure

Check Point Infinity is the only fully consolidated cyber security architecture that provides unprecedented protection against Gen V mega-cyberattacks as well as future cyber threats across all networks, endpoint, cloud, and mobile. The architecture is designed to resolve the complexities of growing connectivity and inefficient security.

Accurate Prevention Powered by ThreatCloud

Whether it’s a phishing attempt, a malicious email attachment, or zero-day ransomware, Harmony for education protects students and faculty from all cyber threats, across all attack vectors. Powered by ThreatCloud, the brain behind Check Point’s power combining revolutionary AI technologies with big data threat intelligence.

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Check Point offers a comprehensive cyber security education program called SecureAcademy by partnering with higher learning institutions . Partner with Check Point to prepare your students with skills needed to prepare them as cyber security professionals. Students will get hands on experience in comprehensive labs and graduate as a certified professional.



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