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Google for Education Security

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Safer learning with Google for Education

Ensuring that your school’s platform and data are safe from cyber-attacks is vitally important, and with enhanced privacy features and built-in security protections, it’s no wonder that so many schools choose Google for Education as their chosen platform.

With Education now the second most targetted industry by cyber criminals, many schools have fallen victim to security attacks. So how do you know that you are using the correct Google licence and settings to fit your school’s needs?

Wriggle’s experienced Google for Education team have outline a guide to all the security features you already have on your Google platform and devices, along with other important security tools that you can access via your Google Admin Console and add to your Google Workspace accounts for maximum protection.

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Chromebook and Chrome Security Tools

Chromebooks are a firm favourite in many Irish schools, but did you know that there are a number of security features built into Chromebooks including; automatic malware protection and Verified Boot which enables Chromebooks to self-check for malware and auto-repair if needed!

AND when you bundle Chrome Education Upgrade licences with your new Chromebooks you get complete control of all of your Chromebooks via Google Admin Console with a huge range of security features that enable you to:

  • Have full oversight and easy setup of all your Chromebooks
  • Manage users from one central location
  • Disable devices remotely and wipe all their data
  • Restrict access to your Chromebooks and to websites
  • And much more…

These features are only available when you purchase Chrome Education Upgrade licences for your Chromebooks which can only be got from an authorised Google for Education partner like Wriggle. Contact one of our expert team today to get Chrome Education Upgrade licences for your school Chromebooks today.

Upgrade to ChromOS Flex

Make your existing PCs and Macs faster and more secure by upgrading to ChromeOS Flex.

With 6-second boot-up times and automatic background updates, they’ll start quickly and stay the pace over time.

Easy to Deploy: ChromeOS Flex is fast and easy to deploy with a USB or your network. You’ll have cloud-based devices that work better and reduce downtime in next to no time.

Device Management: All ChromeOS Flex devices can be easily managed from the Google Admin console. And with ChromeOS device management, you’ll have access to our IT experts whenever you need them.

Proactive Device Protection: There is no need for antivirus software with ChromeOS Flex and data is protected, on lost or stolen devices, thanks to Sandboxing technology, blocked executables, and IT controls.

Sustainable: Converting 10,000 devices to ChromeOS Flex can prevent 50,000 lbs of e-waste, cut CO2 emissions, and save energy. (Accenture: ChromeOS Flex Shared Value Model, 2023)

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Google Workspace for Education Security and Teaching Features

In terms of security, Google Workspace for Education fundamentals has several free security features as well as lots of teaching and learning tools, to help you teach your students securely. Some of the free features in this licence include two-factor authentication for all accounts and data loss prevention and retention features.

For greater security features and tracking of student progress, there are many other types of Google Workspace for Education licences that you may want to consider. Check out our handy guide to the full range of Google Workspace for Education licences below or contact one of our team for advice and support.

Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals

  • Google for Education teaching & learning tools
  • Two factor authentication
  • Data loss prevention for Gmail & Drive

Google Workspace for Education Standard

Everything in Fundamentals plus:

  • Prevent threats in Security Centre
  • Device and app management & security
  • Gmail & Classroom log insights

Teaching and Learning Upgrade

Everything in Fundamentals plus:

  • Google Meet for up to 250 people
  • Premium engagement features in Google Meet
  • Unlimited Originality reports

Google Workspace for Education Plus

Everything in Standard and Teaching & Learning plus:

  • Google Meet for up to 500 people
  • Sync rosters to Classroom for Student Information
  • Build custom apps – no coding required
  • Priority response from Google team

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Get in touch with our Education Solution Specialists today. We’d love to speak with you about your ambitions for digital learning and discuss how Wriggle Learning can support your school or college with our technology and services.

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