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CatchOn and ENA NetShield UTM

Your One-Two Layered Punch For Student Data Protection

Protecting student data is a more urgent concern than ever, with cyberattacks on K-12 districts up more than 25% in 2020 alone. This surge in attacks reflects both the number of districts with inadequate cybersecurity protection, and the high value on the black market of stolen student data and identities.

In recognition of the severe threat posed to students, many states are enacting new legislation that requires districts to more closely monitor and disclose the privacy policies of apps in use. Given the current threat landscape, however, it’s essential for all districts to take swift action to make sure their community’s data stays protected.

Layering a robust data privacy tool with an effective cybersecurity tool is a major step forward in student data protection. A one-two punch from CatchOn and ENA NetShield UTM empowers districts to focus on creating positive educational outcomes without sacrificing community safety.

1) Leverage Data Analytics and Monitor App Usage in Your Schools

In order to effectively safeguard student data, district leaders need visibility into the apps their students are using on their school-owned devices, both inside and outside the building. CatchOn gives educators total visibility into the apps used on every district device—no matter where those devices are used. In the customizable portal, administrators can also mark apps as either approved or unapproved. This feature makes it easier for the district to ensure compliance with district data privacy policies—and to detect apps in use that violate those policies.

To help districts assess the risks each app poses, CatchOn also includes apps’ privacy policies and terms of service in each app’s profile. That means districts can ensure they only work with vendors who share their commitment to student data privacy. Working with the right partners helps protect the whole community.

CatchOn has also partnered with IMS Global Learning Consortium and the Student Data Privacy Consortium to support privacy agreement management to provide districts advanced insight into application security and privacy measures. We do so by badging all apps that IMS Global has independently vetted for compliance with FERPA, COPPA, and GDPR.


CatchOn helps you monitor risky applications on your devices, while ENA NetShield UTM helps you to neutralize and prevent network risks.​

2) Protect Your Network From Costly Attacks Using a Unified Threat Management Solution

Unified threat management solutions enable districts to mitigate threats and prevent harmful cyberattacks. ENA NetShield UTM is ENA’s advanced unified threat management solution that allows you to take control of your network by giving you the power to manage traffic on your network based on application, user type, and country of origin.

Further, with an application-level firewall, this solution protects districts against data loss, malware, and theft. It does so with a malware and intrusion prevention system whose threat signature database is continuously updated. This dynamic defense helps keep your data and community secure, despite the proliferating and ever-evolving array of threats.

Working in tandem, these two customizable solutions make it easy for educators to adopt the data privacy policies that meet their district’s unique needs. Thanks to CatchOn and ENA NetShield UTM, district leaders no longer have to choose between effective educational apps and data privacy

Make sure your students receive the educational opportunities they deserve without risking their data and identities.

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Inform Training

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