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Education Security

Securing Higher Education

Protect access to your student and staff portals with Duo’s Trusted Access solution.

Higher Ed Security

Academic culture focuses on freedom of information and openness of ideas. Student, faculty and staff portals allow for convenient remote access, from anywhere, anytime. Couple this with decentralization of IT and faculties running independently security can be extremely challenging to achieve.

Duo Security understands the dynamic and unique nature of these environments and has helped over 300 educational institutions with providing seamless and secure access to the resources and applications needed to empower learning.

Duo supports accredited U.S.-based institutions through InCommon and Internet2’s NET+ program, allowing higher education institutions to deploy our Trusted Access platform broadly and cost-effectively.

Trusted Access

Duo’s Trusted Access platform verifies your users’ identities with two-factor authentication and checks the security health of their devices before granting them access to your applications and intranet. This ensures only Trusted Users and Trusted Devices can access protected applications.

Easy for Every User

To ensure Trusted Users, Duo’s two-factor authentication verifies your users’ identities before they log into your applications.

We provide an easy, foolproof way for students and staff to complete two factor using the Duo Mobile app on their smartphones by approving push notifications - an intuitive, fast way to log in. We also offer many other authentication methods to fit every user’s needs.

Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) Risk Reduction

The culture of higher education makes them highly prone to BYOD. This is great for productivity and flexibility but can increases the institutions cyber risk. It severely hampers the security team’s ability to manage and control these systems.

Duo checks every device as they log into your environment to ensure they’re running the latest software, with security features enabled to protect against vulnerabilities.

We give your administrators insight into risky devices authenticating into your network while still preserving your users' privacy, and the option to block these devices or notify users to update their own devices.

Protect Every Application

Duo’s Trusted Access platform supports all popular applications, including VPNs, remote access gateways, on-premises and cloud-based applications and more. Duo also integrates to protect PeopleSoft, an Oracle application used in higher education for a portal solution.

With Duo’s single sign-on (SSO), students, faculty and staff can securely access all of their institutional cloud applications by logging into a web portal once, providing convenient and seamless access.

Reduce Compromised Accounts

Higher education institutions showed a dramatic 96% reduction of compromised accounts once Duo’s solution was deployed across their student population. In addition to reducing the risk of data loss, cost saving for help desk calls and support can be realized.

Duo also provides phishing campaigns that can be used to create user awareness and education opportunities so your student, faculty and staff does not fall victim to this common cyber attack.

  • “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

Ready to Get Started?

Try out Duo Access for 30 days to experience Trusted Access.