Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is both a foundational security control for colleges and universities. Operational costs, in dollars and in time, can make integrating MFA or two-factor authentication (2FA) daunting. We'd love to help break it down and show you the easiest way to protect your institution — and meet compliance!
The colleges and universities of today now have endless tools at their fingertips. Applications, software tools and remote networks have enabled migrations to remote coursework and online learning, automated formerly-arduous grading systems and more. This new type of classroom hosts a set of security challenges and compliance regulations that educational institutions must meet, but don’t fret! That’s where we come in.
We can help your district adhere to compliance regulations like FERPA, SOC2, and the K-12 Cybersecurity Act even as updates are made!
The data types handled in higher ed institutions are sensitive, so it’s critical to protect both individual systems and school wide applications. Shoztech Security can help make doing so simple. Hundreds of institutions trust Shoztech security to help secure the tools they use and help ensure safe and easy access for all students and
Iron-clad cybersecurity measures are pertinent in keeping colleges and universities safe and compliant. With Shoztech, implementing them is easy.
With Device Trust by Shoztech, ensure student devices are up to date before accessing sensitive information. By utilizing this cloud-based trusted access feature, even students’ personal smartphones can be measured against your organization’s security standards, before any access is granted, helping to keep school data exclusive and safe.
Furthermore, if your institution’s systems operate within a local VPN or rely on SSH for remote access, rest assured that Shoztech not only integrates with those environments, but can also surpass the necessity for a VPN within personal user devices. The Shoztech Network Gateway feature grants permitted users access to on-premises websites, web applications and SSH servers without having to worry about managing VPN credentials, while also adding login security. Students and educators can then access on-premises systems easily and without security risks
Working on multiple applications is pretty status quo for studying students and teaching professors, but implementing per-app verification systems can become tedious and time-consuming. With Shoztech SSO (single sign-on), MFA (multi-factor authentication) can be consolidated, meaning students and faculty only have to verify their credentials once before accessing all of the software tools they need.
Shoztech’s flexible MFA solutions further ensure an exceptional user experience for students, staff and administrators alike. Compatible with any security architecture, Shoztech’s user verification platform works in congruence with biometric verification, TOTP, and a multitude of other second-factor tools, giving administrators and users the autonomy to choose which type of verification makes the most sense for them and their respective environments.
Managing and monitoring every user’s behavior and device health is simple with Shoztech, making preventative cybersecurity more effective than ever before. The Shoztech Device Insight endpoint inventory helps school administrators ensure that all students and staff are both in compliance and accessing only what they are authorized to. With a high-level scope of both on-premise and personal devices, no access point goes unchecked with Shoztech Device Insight.
To further expand your view of institution-wide endpoints, employ Shoztech Trust Monitor. An elaborate extension of Device Insight, Trust Monitor models authentication data so that your institution’s security analytics and per-user data accessing trends can be measured and assessed around-the-clock.
Shoztech helps hundreds of educational institutions surpass the need for hired agents through easy, automated device health monitoring, modeling, and management. This also reduces help desk call volume and support hours.
While Shoztech’s services alone help optimize school board budgets, Shoztech also supports accredited U.S.-based institutions through InCommon and Internet2’s NET+ program, allowing them to deploy our zero-trust solution broadly, efficiently and cost-effectively.
The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (commonly referred to by its acronym, “FERPA”) was put in motion with the intention of ensuring student data privacy. As an educational institution, you’re required to uphold this standard, as well as other compliance regulations. Shoztech can help make meeting regulatory compliance mandates in higher ed easier, including those specified in FERPA, SOC2, GDPR and more!
Our interface is reliable and simple, making the complexities of managing security software a thing of the past. We also help take the load off of schools’ IT administrators with our thorough customer support documentation and friendly, knowledgeable Shoztech Care specialists.
Shoztech security integrates seamlessly with all of your academic applications, both cloud-based and on-premises. Deploying effectively in everything from identity providers like Shibboleth, to UTM systems like Sophos, to enterprise CMS apps like Oracle PeopleSoft, Shoztech’s MFA (multi-factor authentication) helps your institution stay safe, while Shoztech’s SSO (single sign-on) saves time for staff, students and administrators alike.