Columbus Business Solutions offers Cyber Security for Schools

Schools are under attack both from internal and external vices. Whether it is device misuse, students and teachers surfing dangerous sites or downloading unknown files or hackers, the threats to education facilities are real. This is why it’s even more important for schools – whether private or public and from primary to tertiary – to have adequate security to protect their network, staff and students.

Fortinet facilitator Gilberto Perez presenting to IT Administrators

Fortinet facilitator Gilberto Perez
presenting to IT Administrators

Columbus Business Solutions (CBS) facilitated a seminar at the Radisson Aquatica Resort, to educate more than 100 school I.T. administrators and principals on just that. The seminar, which was jointly presented by Fortinet under the theme “CyberSecure” exposed the attendees to the various ways they can secure their network by using Fortinet’s products.

The implementation of the security services can make the job of I.T. administrators easier by eliminating the stress of compiling websites or content they wish to block by having readily available solutions that do it for them. This solution not only blocks content but fully manages the security features and generates conclusive reports to make suitable changes and well informed decisions.

Jaggernauth Dass, vice president of CBS said “With students of all ages, having access to new technology and advanced devices, this is the right time to offer this service to schools. Not only does it offer protection of our youth from negative cyber entities, which is extremely imperative, but also protects the integrity of the internet service from internal and external threats so that the can experience the best quality of this educational tool.”

The solutions included to monitor the bandwidth use, determine who has free range access on the internet, blocking website use, restricting applications within certain websites and even identify the users on the network.

The solutions included to monitor the bandwidth use, determine who has free range access on the internet, blocking website use, restricting applications within certain websites and even identify the users on the network.

Mrs. Tanya Jones, I.T. teacher of Graydon Sealy Secondary said, “The products discussed would be useful if implemented. The products from Fortinet will definitely help with securing the network from cyber-attacks and will make the school environment a safer one for our students.”

While Mr. Maurice Powlett from the Irving Wilson Primary School noted that, “It was very informative, very relevant and up to date. The tools shown are great and if applied correctly can be effective. I also look forward to using it, if it is made available.”

For more information on cyber network security or to discuss implementation of this security solution, please contact CBS’ Carlos Best, sales manager for government and enterprise at 234-4863 (LiME mobile number) or email crbest@columbus.co.

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