from the worst
of the web

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Schools and kura across Aotearoa are able to access a suite of fully funded safety and security services to help protect you and your ākonga online. We combine our security solutions with people power and expertise to give you the confidence you need.

Built in protection

creates a strong protective foundation

Proactive detection

identifies vulnerabilities to stop threats in their tracks

Expert guidance

helps to improve your security posture, or to resolve or mitigate threats

Safety & Security Solutions
From filtering, firewall and DDoS protection to email security, remote access and segmented networks, our safety and security solutions will help keep your school, staff and ākonga safe online.
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Cybersecurity Services
Our dedicated security team proactively monitor our networks and systems, provide notifications of threats and vulnerabilities, identify opportunities for improvements, and work with schools to help resolve or mitigate incidents.
“The best learning will happen in an environment that is protected from the worst of the web and free from content that is inappropriate and distracting.”
Nicola Ngarewa
Principal of Spotswood College

Switch on Safety

When ākonga learn from home, it’s important to make sure they stay safe online. We have a free filter for whanāu to use to block the worst of the web at home.

Other ways to stay safe
There’s no way to guarantee 100% protection from inappropriate content or online threats, as both the threat landscape and technology solutions are constantly evolving. It’s a team effort – our team is here to support schools and kura, who also have a part to play in taking the necessary steps to ensure a strong cybersecurity posture, such as promoting digital citizenship and making sure systems and software are up to date.

We recommend exploring additional measures to help keep your school’s online learning environment safe and secure. Netsafe has a large suite of helpful resources for schools and kura, written for both students and teachers, on topics such as digital citizenship and planning. CERT NZ also has practical information to keep your school network secure, like making sure your software is up to date. And the Ministry of Education suggests some important actions to help strengthen cybersecurity and reduce risks to schools. To find out more about who to contact when, check out our flyer.

You can also check out the DIA’s Keep It Real website. It provides information on tools and resources for educators, parents and youth on a range of online harms such as pornography, bullying, relationships, grooming  and misinformation.

Customer stories

Keeping our tamariki safe online

Hear how three schools across Aotearoa are using N4L’s Safe & Secure internet to help protect their students online. When you limit distractions and prevent online threats and harmful content, students can learn more independently. Listen to their story here.

Resolving email security issues with expert support

When an Auckland College experienced a security incident, our team of experts were on hand to help. Watch Kelston Girls College’s story and understand how Email Protection can help protect your school.

Giving your school a more secure and personalised network

Watch our video about how Amberley school and their assigned IT partner, Smart Computer Systems, describe the value and benefits Secure Access provides for their students and staff.

Next up: Learn how we can support you every step of the way.