The new school year has started which means the topic of safe online learning is once again being discussed among school IT departments. It is a topic that can include a discussion around CIPA compliance, especially if your school is looking to participate in E-Rate. When looking for a solution to ensure your network is compliant it is worth investigating the Barracuda Web Security Gateway.
CIPA is the Children’s Internet Protection Act, which is a federal law enacted by Congress in December 2000. The purpose of CIPA is to address concerns about access to obscene or harmful content over the Internet. CIPA is attached to the federal “E-Rate” program, which helps fund technology initiatives for schools and libraries. In short, organizations that receive E-Rate funding must comply with CIPA regulations.
Barracuda provides a full portfolio of security solutions that can protect organizations from Internet threats. The Barracuda Web Security Gateway is an award-winning, purpose-built appliance that provides comprehensive web content security. The capabilities of the Web Security Gateway line up nicely with the requirements of the CIPA regulations.