The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) is a federal law enacted to ensure the Internet safety of children in schools and libraries. CIPA blocks access to dangerous, offensive or inappropriate content in order to protect children in environments where Web access is allowed. Unfortunately the school network is not as cut and dry as other networks. To receive federal funding, schools and libraries need to meet CIPA requirements, monitor network access and ensure the safety and security of online users.
CENTRI recommends the following solution capabilities:
- Policy-based controls to manage the type of content and sites that can be accessed on the network
- Extensive and fresh block lists for phishing, compromised and virus/spyware.
- Secure authentication and appropriate policies that can be applied to any connected device.