Choosing the Right Firewall for your School

Improving your school’s first line of defense

As detailed within the Department for Education’s (DfE) Digital and technology standards, all primary and secondary schools should have a firewall solution built into their internet and network system. Sound simple right? Don’t be fooled. Finding the best solution for your school can be difficult. Managing budget constraints, specification differences and sales jargon is no mean feat.

So, let’s break this down.

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What is a firewall?

A firewall is a security system that restricts internet traffic within your school network. It acts as a protective barrier between different network, such as a trusted internal work and an untrusted external network.

What does a firewall do?

A school firewall system acts as a filter that monitors and checks data based on a set of security rules defined by the school.

What do firewalls protect against?

Firewalls protect a school network or system from unauthorised access, such as malware, viruses and cyber-attacks. Protecting your students and teachers against digital threats and unnecessary harm.

Our recommended firewall

Our recommended school firewall solution is Fortinet‘s Fortigate router. This solution monitors incoming and outgoing traffic on your school network, and blocks any unauthorised access. Meaning you can rest assured your staff and students are protected from the dangers of online, whilst allowing them the flexibility to learn online without fear of disruption. Fortinet supplies industry-leading, ultra-fast enterprise security, end-to-end real-time defence, an excellent user experience and operational efficiency with automated workflows.

How Can We Help?

We’re Coconnect, your school’s first line of defence in online safety! We provide schools and trusts all over the UK with the very best bespoke broadband, safeguarding and security solutions. This means your students stay safe while they surf the web.

If you’d like to find out more about how we can help you with your school or trust get in touch, we’d love to chat.

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