Schools continue to be key targets of cyber-attacks, accounting for 27.4% of all attacks across various verticals since they possess a wealth of information including PII, research, intellectual property, and more. Lack of compliance is another forefront issue for many educators to tackle. Adherence to country, state, and local regulations such as Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA), British Education Communications and Technology Agency (BECTA), and many others, as well as each school's Internet Acceptable Use policy is a challenge requiring complex security controls to implement and manage.
To address widespread adoption of Chromebook usage in the curriculum, FortiClient's Chromebook extension (plug-in) protects students and secures Chrome OS by blocking access to inappropriate websites with objectionable content, or harmful websites that may contain phishing/pharming attacks or malware. FortiClient's web filtering lets you attain CIPA (US HR4577) and BECTA (UK) compliance by enabling highly-granular policies that filter web access based on more than 75 web content categories and more than 43 million rated websites - all continuously updated via FortiGuard Labs.
To ease the deployment and management of FortiClients for Chromebooks within the Google Domain, FortiClient's Enterprise Management Software (EMS) offering is integral to the endpoint solution. FortiClient Chromebook support expands the existing FortiClient coverage for Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, and Android devices.