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Education Security

Protecting Higher Education

Secure application access for students, faculty and staff with Duo’s trusted access solution.

Secure Access for Higher Ed

The cloud and mobility have changed academic culture. Students, faculty and staff need access to data from anywhere at any time and from any device they choose. This deperimeterization coupled with decentralization of IT creates a new set of security challenges that educational institutions must meet.

It’s critical to protect access to applications and data. And more than 300 educational institutions trust Duo to provide seamless and secure access to the resources and applications they need to connect students and staff to information.

Duo supports accredited U.S.-based institutions through InCommon and Internet2’s NET+ program, allowing them to deploy our zero-trust solution broadly, efficiently and cost-effectively.

Verify Identity at Every Login

Duo verifies user identities with two-factor authentication and checks the security health of their devices before granting access to Institution’s applications and intranet. This ensures only users and devices that are trusted can access protected data.

Easy To Use Authentication Options

Give students and staff frictionless secure access with various options for two-factor authentication (2FA) methods based on their preference – from push notifications to phone callbacks. This ensures all logins are seamless and intuitive.

Reduce the BYOD Risk

Get insight into risky devices accessing to your network. Duo checks every device, including user-owned, as it logs in to ensure it’s running the latest software and security features are enabled. Block risky devices or notify users to update.

Protect Every App

Duo’s trusted access solution supports all popular cloud and on-premises applications, including Oracle PeopleSoft, which institutions use in portals. Duo’s single sign-on (SSO) gives users access to all apps from a single web interface for easy access.

Curtail Compromised Accounts

Institutions showed a 96% reduction in compromised accounts after deploying Duo across their student populations. And Duo offers phishing campaigns to raise awareness and ensure students, faculty and staff don’t fall victim to phishing attacks.

Cost-Efficient Security

Along with reducing the risk of data loss and protecting applications and data, Duo also helps educational institutions realize cost savings by reducing help desk call volume and support hours.

  • After Duo was added, no more accounts were compromised.
    — Don Winsor, DCO Coordinator & Adjunct Professor, University of Michigan
  • “University of York agrees that Duo Security is easy to get up and running for someone who is just getting started with two factor.”

    — Richard Fuller, Security Manager, University of York
  • The flexibility of the technology both in terms of what it can integrate with as well as how our community can use it was key in our adoption of Duo as a partner in our multi-factor authentication strategy.

    — Richard Biever, CISO & Director of Identity Management, Duke University