Phishing attacks can trick staff or students into revealing sensitive information, malicious emails can harbor malware, and traditional security models often have vulnerabilities.

Even tools like MFA (using codes or texts to authorise logins) can be exploited by phishing.

This is where Zero Trust and Cloud Email Security come together to create a powerful shield for your school’s digital environment. Here is how they work:

 Zero Trust: A “Never Trust, Always Verify” Approach

Imagine a school with constantly vigilant guards, checking the identity of everyone who enters, regardless of whether they are students, teachers, or visitors. That is the essence of Zero Trust.

This security model assumes that no one inside the network is automatically trusted, and every attempt to access resources needs to be continuously verified. This minimizes potential damage if a bad actor manages to gain access.

As a result, all traffic and communications are constantly monitored – both coming in and going out. Any suspicious activity is flagged for investigation, allowing for faster response times, along with a host of other time and money saving benefits:


  • No more VPNs: Zero Trust replaces the need for a VPN with specific policies based around user groups, context, and identity.
  • BYOD? No problem: Prevent insecure student or staff devices from spreading malware or other threats
  • Easy and Safe Privileged Access: Allow external technical users access to your most critical systems and information easily without compromising security
  • Allow any Single Signon: Avoid cluttered, outdated and insecure Active Directory clean-ups by allowing any user to use their own trusted identity provider (Microsoft, Google)

E-mail Security and the Joint Benefits

Cloud Email Security

Think of Cloud Email Security as a sophisticated filter system for your school’s email. It acts as an additional layer of protection, catching malicious emails before they reach inboxes.

Here is how it works:

  • Advanced spam and phishing filters: These tools identify and block deceptive emails designed to steal information or trick users into clicking on malicious links.
  • Data Loss Prevention (DLP): DLP acts as a digital guardrail, preventing sensitive information, like confidential staff and student details, from accidentally leaving the school system.
  • Sandboxing: This technology isolates suspicious attachments in a secure environment, so if they contain malware or other threats, they will not infect school devices.
  • Real-time Attack Analysis: With globally distributed sensors and detailed attack analytics, Cloud Email Security proactively identifies phishing campaigns, attacker infrastructure, and attack delivery mechanisms during the earliest stages of a phishing attack cycle.

The Joint Benefits for Your School

By implementing Zero Trust and Cloud Email Security, your school can reap a multitude of benefits:

  • Enhanced Data Protection: Zero Trust and Cloud Email Security work together to create a secure environment where sensitive data is shielded from unauthorized access.
  • Reduced Risk of Cyberattacks: Proactive measures make schools less vulnerable to phishing attacks, malware infiltration, and data breaches. This fosters a safer learning environment for everyone.
  • Improved Staff Productivity: With less time wasted on dealing with spam and phishing emails, staff can focus on what matters most – creating engaging lessons and supporting students.
  • Peace of Mind: Knowing your school’s digital environment is protected so the IT Team can now concentrate on maintaining and improving technology to deliver a great learning experience.

Imagine a school where teachers can be certain emails are legitimate before clicking on links, student data is secure, and IT teams can spend less time patching security holes and more time supporting innovation.

This is the vision that Zero Trust and Cloud Email Security bring to life.

Ready to learn more about securing your school’s digital future? Contact us today!