Securing Mobile Devices at Your School

School’s out for the summer! While students are cleaning out their lockers and taking their smart phones and tablets home, IT administrators are gearing up this summer to respond to the increasing bring your own device (BYOD) trend sweeping campuses.

As today’s K-12 school districts and higher education institutions are embracing mobile devices and inviting them into classrooms, IT administrators are faced with a challenge of creating a comprehensive IT management system for supplying, securing and supporting these mobile devices that will be accessing the institution’s network and resources.

56% of K-12 school districts allow students to use personal devices- and the percent is growing!

The Quest KACE K series family of systems management appliances provide a solution for education which addresses the top three concerns for an IT department in education:

  • How can I manage institution-owned and privately-owned devices? Our systems have many functions such as imaging, deployment, application compatibility, patch and password management for every end-user in your education environment.
  • How can I simplify the process of resetting credentials and passwords? Using the K series, your users can go on a portal directly and reset their passwords which will result in a significant decrease in calls saving your IT team time and money.
  • How can I keep information secure and block users from unauthorized content? If a device is lost or an employee leaves, our system gives you the ability to wipe private content from the device memory and lock out access to outsiders. With the K Series comes SonicWALL, which can reduce the risk of a student ending up on an unauthorized website.

Quest KACE provides an affordable, easy-to-use and easy-to-implement solution for education institutions looking to embrace BYOD and implement a comprehensive mobile device management system. Look for more detailed information, case studies, and an outline of the system on our latest white paper: Mobile Devices in Education: A Comprehensive Management Approach.