Create safe and engaging learning environments

Balance cybersecurity and access

Schools and districts worldwide trust Palo Alto Networks to support their digital learning initiatives while protecting students from inappropriate content, securing sensitive data and streamlining security operations



Support student success with a platform approach

with the Palo Alto Networks®, you can enable safe and appropriate access to web, email, and applications from everywhere while automatically preventing ransomware and other cyberthreats from impacting your students, staff and their data. Automation streamlines routine security tasks across networks, devices and cloud environments, so your staff can support learning innovations.


Alameda County Office of Education protects students from inappropriate content

See how the Alameda County Office of Education identifies and blocks threats across 18 California school districts with the Palo Alto Networks Security Operating Platform. Automatic updates for networks and endpoints filter the latest inappropriate and malicious sites. Schools can customize their application and web content filtering and extend security polices to school-owned laptops, Chromebooks and iPads – no matter where they travel.


Reduce cyber risk by adopting best practices

Explore a security framework that consistently protects school and administration networks, data centers, cloud and SaaS environments – as well as student and staff devices, no matter where they travel.

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Secure sensitive data including student records

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Gain visibility into encrypted traffic to prevent attacks and comply with regulations.

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Ward off attacks

Block ransomware, other malware and exploits from impacting both servers and student and faculty devices.

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Thwart credential theft

Stop exfiltration, block access to phishing sites and enforce multi-factor authentication via security policy in the network.

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Cybersecurity and E-rate funding

U.S. schools, districts and libraries can take advantage of E-rate funding to purchase Palo Alto Networks firewalls and lay the foundation for a preventive approach to security.

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