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Industry Trends

Improving Safety in Schools Through the Convergence of Digital and Physical Security

K-12 schools are under increasing pressure to protect the personal information of their students, along with the safety of the students themselves. Find out why converging physical and cyber security is critical for student safety as well as network performance.

By FortinetJune 13, 2019

Industry Trends

Addressing Growing Application and Bandwidth Risks in Education Networks

According to recent FortiGuard Labs research that looked at technology and threat trends among educational institutions in the US, both K-12 and higher education institutions are consistently operating at the cutting edge of technology use. However, this growth in the use of technology also creates new security challenges that need to be addressed.

By Anthony GiandomenicoMay 07, 2018

Industry Trends | Business and Technology

E-Rate Program: What You Should Know When Filing

Having secure, reliable access to the internet is no longer an option. It’s necessary. This is especially true for schools, as curriculum and resources are increasingly moving online and cyberattacks are becoming more frequent. In fact, data shows that 141 US school districts have reported one or more cyber incidents since 2016. To meet these needs, K-12 schools and districts across the United States are currently in the process of applying for E-rate for Funding Year 2018. The E-rate program from the Universal Service Administration...

By Susan BiddleDecember 01, 2017

Business and Technology

Join Fortinet at the 2017 Internet2 Tech Exchange Where Industry Experts Will Bring Wisdom to Automation

From October 15th – 18th, the 2017 Internet2 Technology Exchange will take place in San Francisco, CA. The Technology Exchange brings together leaders from the research, education, and technology communities to discuss and find solutions to the technical challenges that threaten the missions of their organizations. The robust Internet2 community comprises 317 US higher education institutions, 81 leading corporations, 64 affiliate and federal affiliate members, 43 regional and state education networks, and more than...

By Susan BiddleOctober 15, 2017

Industry Trends

The Role of E-Rate in Protecting the Digital K-12 Learning Environment

The K-12 learning environment has moved beyond the physical walls of the classroom thanks to behavioral shifts and digital connectivity. However, robust and speedy network services that are designed to keep student and faculty data secure come with a price tag. The cost of ongoing connectivity and keeping networks secure is a constant barrier for most school districts, but thankfully, the E-rate program gives them an opportunity to do just that. Take a look at the graphic below to see how the classroom environment has evolved, the threats...

By Susan BiddleAugust 18, 2017

Partners | Industry Trends

Questions to Ask When Navigating the E-Rate Program

As reliance on technology continues to grow, and students inevitably require greater access to web assets, schools have been keeping up by incorporating programs that allow for more devices and a more web-focused curriculum. While it’s important to provide these services, between paying for internet access and securing the network, they typically come at a great cost. To mitigate these costs, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and its subsidiary, the Universal Services Administrative Committee (USAC), implemented the E-rate program,...

By Susan BiddleJune 30, 2017