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FERPA Compliance

FERPA Compliant Email & Data Security for Educational Institutions

Effectively protect and control student PII and PHI to maintain compliance and data security requirements.

The Easiest Way to Share Student Data Securely

Virtru helps educational institutions modernize their security to keep up with data privacy laws and regulations by ensuring sensitive PII is protected, inside and outside your organization. Integrating seamlessly with Gmail, Google Drive, Microsoft Outlook and mobile devices, Virtru fits within your current infrastructure so that within minutes you can ensure FERPA and HIPAA compliant email and file workflows.

  • End-to-end email and file encryption with one click.
  • Persistent protection for student data.
  • No additional accounts or software needed for recipients.

What is FERPA?

FERPA, an acronym for The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, is a federal law that grants rights to parents to have access to their children’s educational records. FERPA also awards parents control over the disclosure of PII (personally identifiable information) as well as the right to request amendment to some records.


Full Visibility and Control Wherever Student PII is Shared

Virtru offers persistent protection that puts control over student data back in your hands.


Using the interoperable, open standard Trusted Data Format (TDF), Virtru provides end-to-end encryption for FERPA compliant email and access controls that protect PII, PHI, disciplinary reports and other sensitive data, wherever it is shared.


Revoke or expire access to email, disable forwarding even after data is opened or shared, and automatically watermark confidential attachments. Implement DLP rules to automatically apply controls to any email containing sensitive data.


Granular audit trails let you see where sensitive data is shared and revoke access at any time. Virtru provides full visibility into who has accessed or forwarded emails for seamless FERPA, and HIPAA, audits, and SIEM integrations improve threat remediation workflows.


Trusted by Educational Institutions and More than 7,000 Customers Worldwide

“With Virtru, we found a solution that met our security and compliance requirements, was easy enough to ensure widespread adoption and gave us the audit and control features we wanted.”

– Mark Dieterich, Director of IT and Security, Brown University

Built for Modern Educational Institutions

Deploy and Implement Quickly

Get rapid time-to-value with deployments that seamlessly integrate Virtru with your existing workflow. Virtru supports quick enablement for your users, plus you can detect and protect emails and files sent from any connected device, even if users haven’t installed Virtru.

Provide Seamless User Experiences

Support users where they already work by leveraging existing email workflows in Gmail and Microsoft Outlook. Enable seamless access for recipients without forcing them to install Virtru or create new accounts and passwords.

Prevent Data Loss

Configure Data Loss Prevention (DLP) policies to scan email messages and attachments for sensitive data, then apply encryption and access control policies before they leave your domain.