Jisc selects KHIPU Networks and Proofpoint to help secure the public sector’s email environments

Friday 1st November, 2019

UK – 1st November, 2019 –  KHIPU Networks, the Cyber Security Company, is pleased to announce that it will be suppling Proofpoint’s advanced email and cloud security product portfolio into the education sector through Jisc’s new Network Equipment Framework. 

Proofpoint solutions protect people, data (on-premise and cloud), and brands from advanced threats including ransomware, phishing, spoofing, fraud, and compliance risks. Through a cloud-based platform built for the way students and staff work today, Proofpoint will:

  • Protect people from the advanced attacks that target them via email, mobile apps, and social media
  • Protect the information people create from advanced attacks and compliance violations
  • Equip people to respond quickly when things go wrong

The category “Lot 8 Proofpoint” means public sector organisations* can purchase Proofpoint products or services through KHIPU Networks without the need for a procurement exercise, allowing them to cost effectively invest in proven solutions that will protect and proactively secure their environments from one of the most common attack vectors used by cyber criminals – email.

“Cyber-attacks routed through email is one of, if not the most common, methods used to breach an organisation. Many universities and colleges worldwide have been compromised as a result of an attack originated from a malicious email. These organisations are often attractive targets for attackers because of the huge number of student and staff email addresses, making the probability of a successful breach very high”

“At our university, with more than 5,000 staff users, we were continually battling against cyber-attacks relating to email, which was not only causing disruption to services, it was consuming our resources in dealing with them”

“ In co-operation with KHIPU Networks, we successfully deployed Proofpoint’s Advanced Threat Protection Suite to protect our university environment and the outcomes have  been very effective. We now have an environment which identifies and proactively protects all types of email cyber-attacks. This automated solution allows our teams to focus on strategic projects, rather than dealing with day to day breaches.”

Ernst du Ploy, Head Information Security, Governance & Compliance: ICT Service, University of the Free State

To help the education sector better protect itself, KHIPU is offering the following complimentary assessments** to institutions interested in understanding more about their cyber security risks:

  • Email Security Assessment – OnPremise and Cloud: Understand any weaknesses your email environment has to cyber threats including phishing, ransomware, spoofing, fraud and other attacks.
  • Cloud App Assessment: Get visibility into your applications such as Microsoft Office 365, Google’s G Suite, Box, for better user-level access control and third-party add-on apps monitoring.

A recent survey by Proofpoint showed that just five percent of the top 20 UK universities are following best practices to actively block fraudulent emails from reaching targets, putting students at risk of email fraud.

“By not implementing simple, yet effective email authentication best practices, universities may be unknowingly exposing themselves and their students to cyber criminals on the hunt for personal data,” says Gérard Beraud-Sudreau, vice president of EMEA Channels for Proofpoint.

“Our researchers found that the education sector saw the largest year-over-year increase in email fraud attacks of any industry in 2018, soaring 192 percent to 40 attacks per organisation on average. We are delighted to be partnering with KHIPU Networks to help education organisations, their students and staff, against today’s evolving cyber threat landscape.”

If you are interested in the solutions offered via the Jisc framework, please get in touch with KHIPU so we can discuss how our offerings can meet and exceed your strategic goals.

*Who can use the new Network Equipment Framework

The scope of the framework covers purchases by JSL, Jisc (the Uk’s education technology solutions not-for-profit) and its members. It also covers purchases by higher and further education institutions,   specialist colleges and research centre in the UK, and by any other organisations connected to the Janet Network, including local authorities, regional broadband consortia, or other bodies whose core purpose is the support or advancement of further or higher education or  research.

**Subject to KHIPU’s T&C’s, please contact us for further information

About KHIPU Networks

KHIPU Networks is an award winning international cyber security company delivering a wide range of network, wireless and security solutions, technologies and services across multiple sectors. Our ethos is to work in partnership with customers, to understand their environments and challenges so that we can provide the right solutions that enable them to meet their strategic goals. By Royal Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen – Network Security Provider. Connect with KHIPU: Twitter LinkedIn Home

About Proofpoint, Inc.
Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFPT) is a leading cybersecurity company that protects organizations’ greatest assets and biggest risks: their people. With an integrated suite of cloud-based solutions, Proofpoint helps companies around the world stop targeted threats, safeguard their data, and make their users more resilient against cyber attacks. Leading organizations of all sizes, including more than half of the Fortune 1000, rely on Proofpoint’s people-centric security and compliance solutions to mitigate their most critical risks across email, the cloud, social media, and the web. More information is available at www.proofpoint.com.

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