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The Cognita group encompasses 58 schools across the UK, Europe, South-East Asia and Latin America. Fitting a broad profile, the family of schools includes nurseries, pre-prep, prep, junior and senior schools. Cognita employs 3,500 teaching and support staff, in the care and education of over 17,900 pupils.
IDE Group recommended, designed and deployed a security solution that can handle a range of different types of IT threat in a unified and integrated way. By addressing a number of security issues with a single solution based on WatchGuard’s Unified Threat Management (UTM), IDE Group enabled Cognita to effectively set, manage and report on firewall, anti-virus and intrusion prevention policies for the whole business. IDE Group also addressed the growing threats in email security with centrally managed services that support worldwide operations, based on a combination of the Mimecast anti-spam and email archiving solution, with Websense web security providing protection against the growing range of web-based threats. This provides a centralised email and web security policy for all Cognita users around the world.