Set your educational IT for long-term success

Whether it’s the rise of digital curricula or the need to stay nimble no matter what the world throws at you, we help schools get ahead and stay ahead

Manchester School District Makes Security a Top Priority

Using FirstLight’s expertise and DNS solution, the Manchester School District trusted FirstLight to provide modern threat protection and security features for users and devices, along with visibility into its entire system.

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Guide to IT Challenges & Solutions for K-12 Schools

K-12 schools need to find cost-effective ways to use IT technology to support students and staff, and ensure their educational mission is accessible and effective. FirstLight can help.

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Suffern Schools DDoS Attack Case Study

FirstLight’s DDoS Protection and Mitigation solution detected an attack against Suffern Schools, alerted the IT department, and allowed legitimate traffic to flow while blocking illicit traffic until the attack ceased.

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Always-On Connectivity

Keep your network running no matter what

One of the first things you’ll notice when you connect your school with FirstLight is our ultra-low latency connectivity and superior Internet solutions that offer best-in-class peering and direct connections to the majority of available content. That and our highly redundant, scalable architecture that keeps your network running, no matter what.

Greater Johnstown Case Study

FirstLight’s Internet and dark fiber increased bandwidth and productivity for students and faculty at the Greater Johnstown School District in Fulton County, New York.

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Internet with DDoS Protection


The best Internet connectivity is useless if your school has been hit with a debilitating Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack.

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FirstLight solutions increase bandwidth and productivity for students and faculty.

Collaboration and Meetings

Make your distance learning strategy go the distance

Virtual learning requires more than skilled teachers and colorful Zoom backgrounds. In order for your distance learning strategy to succeed, you also need real-time collaboration, voice, video, and meeting tools. As a Cisco Premier partner, we can help install, maintain, and optimize best-of-breed Cisco solutions that make your distance learning programs run smoothly and successfully.

Webex Meeting Center Info Sheet

Cisco Webex lets users join meetings on any major mobile device or video system, so you can hold regular meetings with anyone — regardless of their location. FirstLight can get you connected so you can focus on your business.

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Content Filtering

Don’t let inappropriate content interfere
with online learning

Botnets, pornography, hate-speech, spyware… Some things just don’t belong in schools, whether in-person or virtual. Our CIPA-compliant FilteredNet is a content filtering firewall unique to schools that lets you filter any lewd, hateful, or violent material out of K-12 learning curriculums – while ensuring that child-appropriate material flows through normally.

Guard Against Inappropriate Content

Protect users from accessing inappropriate or dangerous content with FirstLight FilteredNet.

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Protect Against Ransomware

Your school’s data isn’t up for ransom. We help ensure that.

Don’t let ransomware or malware impact your school operations. We offer cloud-based data backup solutions that ensure your data remains intact if ransomware manages to strike your school.

We also provide disaster recovery services that minimize any downtime your school’s IT infrastructure might experience if it gets hit with bugs and bots.

Contact Us

Learn how FirstLight can help your institution

Contact our team today – and we’ll get your school or school system up to speed on the solutions and services we offer.

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