Online Safety

Smartschools education specialists support the education sector on their Online Safety journey. From advice and guidance to providing a range of e-Safety technology solutions.

Supporting the education sector in protecting students online

Balancing keeping your students safe online while supporting the use of technology in learning and teaching, can be a challenge. Giving students the freedom to use online resources for learning while maintaining control over what they can access is necessary for all education establishments. With the growing use of technology in the classroom and online resources, tools and applications playing such a huge part in the learning environment, senior leaders need to consider how to safeguard their students online and protect their network from online threats.

Our range of Online Safety Services

Web & Email Filtering

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When it comes to web filtering, it’s not just about blocking inappropriate content and websites, it is ensuring establishments have an up to date and feature rich solution that focuses on staying safe online. With Smartschools filtering solution, education establishments can easily define robust filter polices in partnership with Smartschools to block malicious or harmful websites, file types and other web content to meet their bespoke needs.

Cloud based email solutions from third parties tailored to customer requirements offer email filtering, which Smartschools can customise. In addition, Smartschools provide additional levels of email protection as required, including email filtering, malware scanning and encryption services for both cloud and on premise email solutions.

Safeguarding solutions

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Safeguarding students online in education using technology is a high priority for every establishment. Smartschools offer leading safeguarding tools and software to complement email and web filtering solutions. A screen capture is taken of every online incident with a record of what was displayed as well as when and who was involved. Smartschools provide an e-Safety Managed Service, to manage, monitor and provide alerts to establishment e-Safety officers and leadership teams, reporting on all captures. Working with UK safer internet centres, we deliver a 24 x 7 education focused online protection strategy.

Security Software as a Service

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Delivers security management services via the cloud. Ensuring your school, college, ETB, Trust or universities security software is continually updated and relevant, eliminating the risk to attacks on your devices and critical servers. Supported by Smartschools dedicated security team who monitor alerts, threats and trending viruses.

Online Safety Consultancy

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Smartschools certified Cyber Security consultants work with education establishments to determine which security services best meet their evolving needs. We work in partnership with schools, colleges and universities aligning sector specialists to design the scope of consultancy required. The consultancy offerings range from determining security best practice and standards to secure network design, industry accreditation achievement and security support.

Security Operations Centre

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Smartschools Security Operations Centre manages and monitors customer’s security requirements from a central location. A dedicated security engineer monitors alerts from devices, applications, operating systems and staff and student behaviour’s providing a clear understanding of security risks and compliance across your network.

Security Cloud Hosting

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Smartschools Cloud security services means no matter where your staff and students are working from, the security provision follows them including web and email filtering, firewalls and anti-virus protection, meaning the secure school environment is extended beyond the classroom. It provides the ability for anytime, anywhere learning and secure access to learning resources, while leadership teams rest assured students are working online safely.

Why Smartschools Online Safety Services?

Trusted Managed Security Services Partner

We have worked in the education sector across Ireland as a trusted advisor for more than 30 years. Our technology and education industry heritage combined with our expertise means we’re not just a security supplier but your IT security partner.

Specialist security expertise

Whether it be outsourcing a single element of your security requirements or a full end-to-end security service, our customer-centric approach helps you achieve a stress-free and secure IT environment, supported by our expert team of security specialists.

Large scale security deployment experience

We offer flexibility in the scale of security deployments we deliver, from small to medium deployments to a large scale, area-wide service.

Customer-focused approach

Smartschools is dedicated to our customer-first approach, with teams of specialists researching, anticipating, preparing for, and solving the challenges faced by the education sector.

ISO 27001

We are ISO 27001 Information Security Management System accredited ensuring we keep your student and staff data and network secure.

Strategic Technology Partners

We work in partnership with leading security providers including Symantec, Cisco, Q Radar and Huawei to bring the latest security innovations and value to our customers.

Our progress so far


SPAM emails quarantined per month


Viruses detected and quarantined weekly


students and teachers protected online daily

Partnering with the best

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