Whitepapers

Welcome to our free K-12-technology-in-the-classroom white paper and case study library from our sponsors. Click a title to read more or download.


Technology Cultivates K-12 Success

Outdated back-office technology is costing districts more than just time, dollars, and lost grant monies — it’s costing them their people and negatively impacting student success.


The State of Digital Note-Taking in K-20

When K-12 schools and post-secondary institutions (primarily colleges and universities) shifted to remote operations and online learning, suddenly, every user needed a device — whether computer, tablet, Chromebook or smartphone — for work, learning and teaching.


How to Streamline Cloud Security and Embrace SASE

The Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) model is a market disruptor. SASE is changing how organizations manage and secure their networks, users, apps, and devices. Having a foundational understanding of the most vital components of a SASE architecture enables organizations to more successfully converge network and security services in the cloud. Cisco continues to invest in Cisco Umbrella, the heart of their SASE architecture. It already combines multiple security functions in a unified cloud-native service — delivering the protection you need, anywhere users work, supported by industry-leading global cloud architecture.


7 Must-Have Features for SASE

Hybrid work is going mainstream. People will return to the office, but many will continue to work remotely some of the time. That’s why so many IT teams are moving to Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), which enables companies to provide secure, high-performance access to any application—wherever end users are. But with multiple approaches to SASE on the market, which capabilities matter most? Read on to discover seven must-have essentials.


All the Benefits of a Secure Web Gateway and More

The traditional, on-premise Secure Web Gateway (SWG) was designed to block threats, enforce your policies, and deliver secure internet to workers. But between ransomware, malware and other threats — including insecure apps being used across your network — can your traditional SWG keep up? New threats demand new approaches, and the modern SWG, or secure internet gateway, is so much more than a VPN alternative. In our free ebook on SWG, you’ll learn:


Protecting your enterprise network in every way: Top 5 use cases for Cisco Umbrella

The workplace has evolved, introducing a new and complex set of IT security, compliance, data protection, and regulations challenges. To keep your team and organization protected, you need a way to simplify your stack, while evolving it to meet today’s needs and your unique challenges. Cisco Umbrella unifies secure web gateway, cloud-delivered firewall, DNS-layer security, and cloud access security broker (CASB) solutions into a single, easily deployed, cloud-based service. In this ebook we discuss how Umbrella provides effective threat protection across a variety of use cases.


Secure Shadow IT

An astonishing 98% of cloud services are adopted without any IT oversight. And when your employees act as their own tech professionals to use their favorite chat, cloud storage, and other insecure apps, that’s more than just conducting shadow IT, it’s directly putting your network at risk. Your challenge? Protecting your network against ransomware, malware, and other attacks.


No Cost Cybersecurity Resources for K-12

In shifting to online learning, reliance on remote access technology and cloud services open up new avenues of cyber-attacks. By joining MS-ISAC public K-12s can become a part of a community of more than 2,000 schools and districts who share cybersecurity information to improve their readiness against common threats at no cost. Download this informative asset to learn the top 4 benefits of joining the MS-ISAC and so much more, including: