A recent study conducted by the Beneson Strategy Group for Common Sense Media raised an understandable concern for the protection of school children’s data. This concern is because the information is no longer maintained by school districts themselves. Instead, third parties increasingly provide these services.
According to the survey, an overwhelmingly 86 percent of adults believe protecting children’s safety and personal information should be top priority. They also believe oversight is necessary to ensure a student’s private information stays out of the hands of the wrong people.
As a cloud services provider, and father, it’s a legitimate concern I support. I also support the growing demand for evolving technologies, such as cloud services that increase the ability for schools to meet the demands of 21st Century learning. That’s why I highly recommend utilizing a reputable cloud computing service provider to assist and support these increasing demands.
Polleo Systems understands the importance of the privacy and protection of school and student data. I’ve outlined just some of the ways we ensure optimal levels of data security.
Integrity of Data Storage
We implement several highly redundant data centers to keep client data safe and highly available. The standard is to provide a 99.995% uptime in n+n redundant facilities.
Minimal Security Risk
We utilize and manage an ongoing process implementing firewalls, anti-virus detection, authentication and data encryption, and routine security audits. We will learn and assess your school’s infrastructure and how it is managed. We also keep current with possible pitfalls and security risks that might affect your school and the privacy of your student’s information.
Unlimited Access to Data
Polleo provides a Service Level Agreement (SLA) outlining access, services, support, security and other specifics. This SLA details how your school’s data is protected, what happens and what to expect in regard to accessibility if there’s downtime.
24/7/365 Client Support
Our Polleo team provides 24/7/365 support with an escalation process to ensure your issue is addressed quickly. We also believe outsourcing our support desk is not an option. Our client support team should be knowledgeable about every cloud deployment.
There are many other ways Polleo Systems provides data security and protection. Contact us for more information.