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Preparing for the Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA)

Beginning July 1, 2021, Illinois public schools must “implement and maintain reasonable security procedure and practices that otherwise meet or exceed industry standards designed to protect covered information from unauthorized access, destruction, use modification, or disclosure” per IL 105 ILCS 85/15 also known as the Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA).

See how IMAGETEC’s Managed IT Services can help prepare your organization in implementing the Reasonable Security Practices issued by The Learning Technology Center of Illinois to comply with the legislation.

Managed Services Provider

As your Managed Services Provider (MSP), we will proactively monitor your network and technology and ensure your technology is up-to-date by automatically deploying any system or software patches or security-related updates, keeping your network and devices secure.

Network Security

IMAGETEC’s layered-security approach will ensure redundancy and enhanced protection of your critical corporate data and reduction in potential hack or theft attempts will be averted.

We protect your company’s critical assets and information with file encryption and redundancy to provide you peace of mind in the security of your critical business files.

Wireless data is encrypted and separate wireless networks for personal or untrusted devices are created to keep your network secure.


Protect and secure your data and network by monitoring all traffic that passes through our Firewall tool for unauthorized access or suspicious activity. Our migration features data protection and real-time monitoring. Once migration is complete, we reduce your attack surface by managing security policies across all established firewalls and establishing a default-deny rule allowing only communications, services and ports that are explicitly allowed within the network boundaries.

Anti-Malware Security

IMAGETEC’s Managed Anti-Virus service provides the skilled IT resources, domain expertise, centralized monitoring and management facilities, and proactive approach to ensure the protection of your desktops and laptops against the ever-present threat of viruses, spam and malware attacks.

Signature & Software Updates

Signature and software updates are included in our Managed Anti-Virus to make sure security is up-to-date.

Removable Devices

Devices can be configured so they prevent auto-run content and automatically conduct an anti-malware scan of removable media when inserted or connected.

Email & Browser

We administer, deploy and update only fully-supported web browsers and email clients for use within the organization.

Our email protection service uses some of the most sophisticated malware detection and antivirus (AV) technology in the world, leveraging a constantly updated threat engine based on input from over 10 million secured domains.

Additionally, our spam filtering is second to none. It scans and analyzes all emails, links, and attachments, and constantly updates its spam filters with inputs from users on all other managed secured domains.

Backup Solution

A managed backup service from IMAGETEC ensures that all files are automatically backed up as frequently as every 15 minutes if needed.

Business Continuity

Backup your most critical business applications to ensure that you can get quick access to restore systems that would have the most impact to your day-to-day operations if they were down.

Increase Productivity and Decrease Downtime

With our rapid restore capabilities, we will minimize the costs associated with lost productivity and downtime.

Delta-Level Technology

Captures an initial full backup then from that point stores only incremental file changes, drastically reducing the backup time, storage space, network traffic, and workload of your servers.

Backup Security

Backups are stored offline as well as on cloud services and moved across the network securely through encryption.

Data Protection

Help secure your sensitive data by maintaining an accurate inventory whether it’s onsite or remote, separating its location from less sensitive data and setting elevated permission-level access. If not accessed regularly, the data can be removed from the network for offline accessibility by the authorized business unit.

Asset Management

Support your security initiatives, increase your visibility and better manage costs by maintaining an accurate, detailed inventory of technology assets with IMAGETEC’s asset manager tool.

Password Manager

With our password manager, your organization can automatically discover new Active Directory accounts and password changes, change default passwords, generate strong passwords, eliminate re-use and credential leak and automate routine maintenance. Easily manage user permissions with role-based access control.

Account Monitoring and Control

Set workstations to automatically lock after a set period of inactivity. Ensure unused or dormant accounts aren’t exploited as vulnerabilities by reviewing all accounts regularly, disabling former employee or contractor accounts, disabling any account that cannot be associated with a business process or owner, and disabling dormant accounts after an established period of time.

Professional Training

Your staff will play a key role in keeping your organization secure, so we will work with your organization to develop a security learning plan and offer engaging continuing education courses on essential security topics.

Read more about the Reasonable Security Practices issued by The Learning Technology Center of Illinois.

IMAGETEC’s Managed IT Services is ready to be your trusted partner when working to comply with the upcoming SOPPA legislation deadline of July 1, 2021. Get started today by contacting us at 800.870.0225 or send us a message.