Security at Clever

Clever protects and keeps student data safe for applications, school districts, teachers, and students.

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Setting the bar in data security

We take measures to protect student data at each step of the process—from the first data transfer to a student’s 100th login. We lead the industry in privacy, security, and control.

Leading security infrastructure

Data is always encrypted in transit using strong configurations of TLS / SSL and full perfect forward secrecy. Data is also encrypted in storage with modern algorithms (e.g. AES-256) and robust key management, and API calls are authenticated using bearer tokens with over 200 bits of entropy.

100% district data control

School districts maintain full ownership and control over their data. Industry-leading sharing features mean districts only share the information they want—down to an individual student—and they can adjust their settings or disconnect at any time.

FERPA and COPPA compliant

Clever’s fully compliant with federal laws and has signed the Student Privacy Pledge to cement our commitment to keeping data safe. Applications who partner with us agree to protect student data in compliance with FERPA and COPPA as well.

Audits for constant improvements

We work with top security firms for ongoing audits and external code reviews, and we run a bug bounty program to find issues. Our production infrastructure complies SSAE 16, SSAE 3402, PCI DSS Level 1, ISO 27001, FedRAMP, FISMA, and FIPS 140-2 security standards.

A trustworthy guardian of sensitive data<br />

A trustworthy guardian of sensitive data

Clever's mission of enabling education technology in the classroom depends on the security of our systems. Read the full report of our security program.

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Application gallery

Clever provides SSO for thousands of applications and can easily create a connection for any resource you don’t see on the list.

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API and dev docs

Clever's API and documentation are everything your team needs to build a one-time integration for instant district access.

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Legal landscape

Learn from Clever's experts about the important laws and recent policy trends that are impacting student data privacy.

Read the whitepaper 

Security whitepaper

Clever uses top-of-the-line security infrastructure at the software and network levels to ensure student data is always encrypted and transmitted securely. 

Read our security report 

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Clever for applications

More than 300+ learning applications trust Clever to ensure their integrations work every time. Clever delivers clean data, simple logins, and a connection to any student information system.

How Clever helps applications

Clever for schools

Clever powers learning technology in 60,000 schools across the country. We keep learning applications synced in real-time and give students and teachers an easy-to-use, personalized, one-login experience.

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