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Zscaler for Education

Enabling IT modernization to protect against cyberthreats and provide a secure, seamless user experience from any device, anywhere.

We support K-12 and higher education institutions in their mission to transform and modernize securely. The Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange™ platform enables a cost-effective IT architecture for the seamless and secure exchange of information, protecting against cyberthreats and enhancing the user experience.


A better way to stop ransomware

Ransomware remains a major threat, with an increase in attacks via encrypted mechanisms creating a blind spot in many school systems. Attacks are commonly crafted to each target, whether a specific school or even a specific administrator, exploiting gaps in traditional security solutions. Gain 100% visibility and a better approach to eliminating these common blind spots and stopping ransomware cold.

Secure Your Users

Secure Your Users

Zscaler securely connects users to applications from anywhere, improves user experience for a hybrid workforce and online classroom, boosts visibility, and better protects data to manage cyber risk.

Secure Your Workloads

Secure Your Workloads

Zscaler allows organizations to securely connect applications to the internet and other applications in the data center and across clouds with a zero trust architecture that eliminates attack surface, prevents lateral movement, and reduces risk of breaches.

Secure Your IoT/OT

Secure Your IoT/OT

Zscaler provides seamless, secure remote access for IoT/OT systems to protect government assets from cyberattacks, maximize uptime and productivity, and enable safe IoT/OT integration.

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iew visionary insights from your public sector peers on the evolution of zero trust architecture and the power of AI in cybersecurity.


Modernize education securely

Eliminate cyberthreats
Eliminate cyberthreats

Apply zero trust principles as well as AI-powered cyberthreat and data loss prevention services with the world’s most comprehensive cyberthreat protection solution—eliminating the attack surface, preventing compromise, halting lateral movement, and stopping data loss.

Protect your data
Protect your data

Prevent data loss from users, SaaS apps, and public cloud infrastructure due to accidental exposure, theft, or ransomware—Zscaler provides cloud DLP, cloud access security broker (CASB), secure posture management, and browser isolation.

Improve user experience
Improve user experience

Enable employees and third parties to access apps securely from anywhere—with the visibility and control to optimize their digital experience from device to ISP to cloud proxy to app and back without the need for firewalls, VPNs, backhauling, or siloed management tools.

Reduce cost and complexity
Reduce cost and complexity

Eliminate legacy security and networking technology costs, including firewalls, VPNs, and the additional overhead that comes with keeping them up to date.


A cloud-first approach for education

Enhance user experience

Provide users a consistent and seamless experience when connecting to the internet or application from any device or location.

Optimize security

Use policy to securely connect users to the internet externally or to internally managed applications.

Reduce costs

Reduce capex and scale up or down as needed with a per-user price devoid of data caps or bandwidth limits.

Reduce risk

Deliver consistent protection, regardless of user location or device, simplifying risk management.

Accelerate IT

Optimize cloud-enabled infrastructure to foster agility and adoption.

Secure shared services

Eliminate the need for security stacks through multitenant architecture, delivering efficiencies and threat information sharing at scale and improving cyber defense.

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Achieving CMMC compliance with the Zero Trust Exchange
University of South Carolina
Education / 3,500 students and 300 employees

Achieving CMMC compliance with the Zero Trust Exchange

Executing a strategy for building a secure research environment

Tiffin University
Education / 3,000 students and 400 employees

Taking a quantum leap to fast, secure access for remote users

“Once we decided to deploy Zscaler, we were up and running in a weekend.”

- Justin Schlenker, Enterprise Applications Director, Tiffin University

Education / 1.5 million students across 115 school districts

Securing access from anywhere for staff and 1.5 million students

“School districts have to be able to scale to meet the growing demands of each campus. Zscaler is an ideal solution to meet these challenges.”

- Chris Beal, CISO, MCNC

Achieving CMMC compliance with the Zero Trust Exchange
Taking a quantum leap to fast, secure access for remote users
Secures access from anywhere for staff and 1.5 million students

Partner Ecosystem for Education

Through our key partnerships we are enabling the secure and seamless exchange of information for K-12 and Higher Education.


Technology integrations and supported platforms simplify deployment and management

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Service Providers


Zscaler proudly serves K-12 and Higher Education institutions through a variety of contract vehicles:

Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program
New Jersey School Boards Association
E&I Cooperative Services
OMNIA Partners

CMMC 2.0 Compliance for Research Funding

Federal government R&D funding to higher education topped US$49 billion in 2022. Roughly $7.4 billion came from the Department of Defense, which requires universities to meet CMMC 2.0 compliance. Learn how the Zero Trust Exchange can help your school comply.

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Schedule a custom demo

Let our experts show you how Zscaler helps K-12 and higher education institutions ensure security and compliance with a cloud-first approach.