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Safety & Security Solutions

Our safety & security solutions help keep your school, staff and ākonga safe online. Together they strengthen your defence against online threats and improve your ability to prevent access to inappropriate websites and applications – giving you confidence when it comes to digital learning.

We’ve optimised these services specifically for schools here in Aotearoa, so you’re getting the best tech available to help protect ākonga online. We make sure they continue to protect against evolving online threats – meaning it’s one less thing for schools to worry about.

To protect schools from the increasing number of cyber threats, we’ve rolled out a new industry-leading Email Protection solution. Fully funded by the Ministry of Education, it gives eligible schools an enhanced level of email security and added peace of mind. You can also check out our FAQs.

Protect against the worst of the web

Our Safe & Secure Internet makes it simple for schools or kura to have a baseline level of protection against online threats and inappropriate websites and apps. It’s a suite of services with recommended settings, designed to help keep your ākonga safe and your network more secure. We also monitor these settings and can let you know if something changes that could put your school at risk.

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Prevents a huge amount of online threats from reaching school systems and devices.
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Web Filtering

Helps prevent ākonga from accessing inappropriate websites or apps.

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DDoS Protection

Identifies and mitigates malicious DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) activity before it impacts your school.
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DNS Threat Protection

Assists with blocking unwanted content and minimises online threats by preventing access to malicious websites.
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Filters out adult content in search results from Google, Yahoo! and Bing.
Our Email Protection solution offers eligible schools a greater level of protection against email-based cyber threats, and it works together with your Microsoft and Google email service by adding an additional layer of security. It’s fully funded by the Ministry of Education, so there’s no cost to your school and we can help take care of the setup for you. You can also check out our FAQs.
“N4L knows remotely if something’s gone wrong; they’re able to help me remotely; and do all the things that would otherwise just add to my jobs list.”
Dawn Fenn
Woodhill School
Additional options to strengthen your protection
To protect ākonga online even further, schools and kura can choose these additional options.

Manage network users with Secure Access

With Secure Access, you’re able to control access to your school network, manage how different groups of students, teachers and guests access the network, and what they’ll be able to do when they’re on it. This means your school networks will be less vulnerable to security breaches and online threats. It’s the third phase of the Wi-Fi upgrade, which is currently being rolled out to schools across Aotearoa. Learn more about Secure Access here.

Remote Access for teachers and staff

With Remote Access your teachers and staff have a secure way of accessing your school’s onsite network regardless of where they are. This means they can work anytime, from anywhere. It also aligns with the Ministry of Education’s security guidelines for remote access.

Mail Relay for group communication

This enables you to securely send large volumes of external emails to keep in touch with whānau and the school community. Our Mail Relay will securely check all outbound emails are free from spam and viruses before sending them on their way.

Switch on Safety

We have created a free filter to protect ākonga when they’re learning remotely. It means their device won’t have access to certain sites that are deemed unsafe or inappropriate for learning. This includes a range of gambling and adult sites, plus sites known to host malware and phishing scams. Click here to learn more and download the filter.

Learn how our dedicated security team add another layer of protection for your school.