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Data Security Solutions for Education

Thales data security solutions help schools, colleges, universities and other educational institutions protect their most sensitive data.


Thales’ data security solutions provide the features necessary for schools, universities, colleges and other educational institutions to secure their data and comply with government regulations and industry standards.

  • Challenges
  • Solutions
  • Benefits

Secure sensitive data

While knowledge might be education's most valuable asset, it is frequently manifested as data. Educational institutions have to secure multiple kinds of data, including:

  • Intellectual property from government and privately-funded academic research
  • Faculty and student personal identification information, health care and credit card information
  • Student academic performance and financial information
  • More

Comply with regulations and standards

Educational institutions are subject to numerous government regulations and standards, which may include:

Seamlessly share data with multiple stakeholders

Unlike corporations and government organisations, universities, colleges and K-12 schools need to share data not only with staff members but also with students, parents, volunteers and, sometimes, the community at large.

CipherTrust data security platform

The CipherTrust data security platform is an extensible infrastructure that delivers centralised key and policy management for a suite of data security solutions that secure your organisation’s sensitive and regulated data wherever it resides. The result is low total cost of ownership, as well as simple, efficient deployment and operation.

CipherTrust transparent encryption

CipherTrust transparent encryption from Thales provides file and volume level data-at-rest encryption, secure key management and access controls required by regulation and compliance regimes.

CipherTrust data security intelligence

CipherTrust data security intelligence from Thales provides another level of protection from malicious insiders, privileged users, APTs and other attacks that compromise data by delivering the access pattern information that can identify an incident in progress.

Quick and easy to install no matter what your OS

Thales can work with you to install CipherTrust data security solutions in weeks rather than months. CipherTrust solutions work with most major operating systems, including Linux, UNIX and Windows servers in physical, virtual, cloud and big data cardholder data environments (CDE).

Easy to use

CipherTrust data security makes it simple to address security and compliance concerns by simultaneously protecting data in databases, files and big data nodes across public, private, hybrid clouds and traditional infrastructures. Central management of the entire data security platform makes it easy to extend data security protection and satisfy compliance requirements across the entire enterprise, growing as required, without adding new hardware or increasing operational burdens.

Doesn't slow system performance

Customers typically report no perceptible impact on end-user experience when using Thales solutions. CipherTrust transparent encryption performs encryption and decryption operations at the optimal location of the files system or volume manager taking advantage of hardware cryptographic acceleration, such as Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard-New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI) and SPARC Niagara Crypto, to speed the encryption and decryption of data.