Secure Email for Schools

Threats to Your Communication

Secure Email for Schools provides a safe environment for students and teachers. Email is a vital communication tool within the educational environment. However, it can also be a security risk. With the amount of email traffic a school receives, email threats such as phishing are a great concern. Phishing occurs when a user of a computer opens a file or even a link to a website that installs a virus on the user’s computer. A phishing virus will track keystrokes, web history, and more. The information collected, such as passwords, credit card, and bank account info as well as Social Security Numbers, is sent to the originator of the phishing email and subsequently used criminally.

Phishing isn’t the only concern, however. Many viruses and browser hijackers are sent through email as well. Viruses can cause significant and costly harm to your computer systems often corrupting or outright destroying valuable data such as personnel records, databases, videos images, and more. Browser hijackers take control of your web browser, removing control over what your home page is, what search engines you can use, and even where you can go on the internet(often places you would never want to visit).

Finally, there is spam. Spam encompasses the previously mentioned items(Phishing Attempts and Viruses) but is mostly junk mail containing unsolicited offers for things you do not want. A lot of spam also contains explicit adult material which simply has no place in a school environment.

What You Can Do offers spam and virus protection through the Cisco Secure Email.

Cisco Secure Email provide a multilayer approach to stopping email-based threats:

  • For spam protection, email and web reputation filtering technology is combined with the industry-leading Cisco Secure Email Anti-Spam feature.
  • Cisco Secure Email Outbreak Filters are paired with fully integrated traditional antivirus technology and patent-pending anti-targeted attack protection to ensure users are protected from the industry’s more malicious attacks.
  • Cisco Secure Email PXE encryption technology fulfills secure messaging, compliance, and regulatory requirements.

While there is no unbreakable wall to protect you from all forms of cyber threats, Cisco Secure Email can help protect one of the most common ways of computer infiltration.

See Cybersecurity Considerations for K-12 Schools and School Districts

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