Deliver academic freedom while preventing successful cyberattacks

Protect, don’t constrain

See how higher education institutions use Palo Alto Networks® to secure users, data and apps, preserve network availability, and deliver exceptional user experiences.



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Your students and faculty need high-performance access to online resources. You need to protect personal information, intellectual property and sensitive research.

Palo Alto Networks fuels secure collaboration and speedy access to applications and the network for students, faculty, guests and administrators while also preventing successful cyberattacks. Automation and tight integration optimize security operations so you can focus on supporting learning, advancing research and enhancing your school’s reputation.


Data protection in action

Learn how Manchester University safeguards the data of 40,000 students, 12,000 staff, and cutting-edge research using Palo Alto Networks.


Safeguard sensitive student and faculty information

Explore a security framework that protects student and staff data and IP, improves uptime and availability, and prepares your institution to meet emerging technological challenges while reducing security threats.

Prevent cyberattacks that impact operations and reputations

Automatically identify and prevent threats

Find and stop ransomware, malware and email-based attacks that threaten school computers, networks or cloud environments.

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Thwart credential theft

Halt credential leakage, block access to phishing sites and enforce multi-factor authentication.

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Eliminate encryption bottlenecks

Maintain performance, privacy and security by selectively inspecting encrypted traffic for cybersecurity threats in-line.

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Optimize security operations

Simplify security management

Consolidate fragmented security products and manage policy changes centrally for consistent enforcement.

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Improve visibility across locations

Gain real-time insight with consistent traffic and threat visibility across network, endpoint and cloud locations.

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Boost your cybersecurity curriculum

Equip your students with the skills and knowledge they’ll need to protect our digital way of life and prepare for the many unfilled jobs in cybersecurity. Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Academy offers accredited academic institutions free courseware, hands-on labs, faculty training, ongoing support and certification discounts.

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Secure your Microsoft educational environment

Automatically and consistently protect your Microsoft® Windows® computers and servers, Azure® environments, Office 365®, and other apps in the classroom, the cloud or the community.

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