Data Security Solutions for Education

Data Security Solutions for Education

The schools, colleges, universities, and research institutions you rely on are secured by Thales

The education sector is going through an accelerated technological transformation triggered by the pandemic, enabling better remote learning, improving research and development, increasing collaboration, and overall deploying a more agile digital infrastructure to support their growing needs. However, significant amounts of sensitive data from thousands of students, faculty, and employees, as well as research and development data, flow through these institutions’ systems and an increasingly complex hybrid IT infrastructure.

Schools, colleges, universities, and research institutions face the challenge to protect the growing amounts of sensitive data essential to their success while continuing to innovate and enable better learning and research opportunities for students and faculty.

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How Thales Can Help

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Improve learning and research

Offer better learning and research opportunities by adopting innovations faster with a framework for a zero-trust world
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Reduce risk and complexity

Automate and streamline data protection and access management across hybrid IT and OT infrastructure
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Comply with regulations

Simplify compliance and minimize reputational risk with centralized data security governance

Simplify compliance and accelerate cloud migration with CipherTrust Platform

Accelerate time to compliance by centralizing data discovery, classification, data protection, and unprecedented granular access controls with centralized key management – all on a single platform. Apply policy-based data and access security based on specific regulation requirements such as FERPA, HIPAA-HITECH, GLBA, and more.

Thales Helps University To Secure Sensitive Medical Research Data

This leading Australian research university was founded in 1958 and is home to major research facilities for science, law and medicine. Consistently ranked amongst the top 75 universities in the world, this university has campuses spanning 3 continents. Medical research data security is most crucial to any medical organization or university. Take a look at how Thales data security manager helps universities to secure such sensitive medical research data. 


Protect remote worker access to all platforms with access management and advanced authentication

Simplify user access to cloud services, streamline cloud identity management, and eliminate password hassles for IT and users while providing a single pane view of access events across your app estate to ensure that the right user has access to the right application at the right level of trust.

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Thales's SafeNet Authentication Service Helps Prevent Employee Identity Theft at VUMC

Plagued with phishing emails almost daily, this Nashville-based medical center at Vanderbilt University decided to add an extra layer of security by leveraging multifactor authentication within their organization. With the help of Thales, VUMC can thwart cyber criminals’ attempts at stealing sensitive data.

Protect digital signatures, Internet of Things (IoT), and code signing with Thales HSMs

Many educational institutions are increasingly utilizing new technologies such as Internet of Things to create connected classrooms. These innovations can greatly enhance the student experience when implemented with the proper level of security.

SURFnet Selects Thales Luna HSMs to Secure DNSSEC Material

SURFnet enables groundbreaking education and research — designing and operating the hybrid SURFnet network, as well as providing innovative services in the field of trusted identities and electronic collaboration.


Protect sensitive data in motion with end-to-end security and high performance

Protect data in motion with solutions that provide a single platform to encrypt everywhere, from network traffic between data centers and the headquarters to backup and disaster recovery sites, whether on premises or in the cloud.

Thales Network Encryption Solutions for Education

Thales Network Encryptors are hardware-based, stand-alone appliances that deliver robust encryption and FIPS 140-2 Level 3 tamper-resistant key management capabilities. Rigorously tested and certified to be in compliance with the requirements of Common Criteria and the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS), the solutions have been vetted by such organizations as the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA UC APL) and NATO. Transforming the network encryption market, Thales Network Encryptors are the first to offer Transport Independent Mode (TIM) - network layer independent (Layers 2, 3, & 4) and protocol agnostic data in motion encryption. By supporting Layer 3, Thales Network Encryptors offer network operators more configuration options using TCP/IP routing for securing critical data.