While financial institutions like banks or other multinational corporations (MNCs) occupy the bulk of headlines when it comes to topics like cybersecurity and data breach, it would be foolish to disregard the threats that organizations in the education industry face. Consider the sheer scale of the kind of information a school, college or any other educational institution receives and stores. At the very least, this data will contain names, addresses, personal credentials, financial details, photos, medical information for potentially thousands of students and teachers. That is a massive amount of Personally Identifiable Information (PII).
The nature of the data will most likely be ultra-sensitive. Educational institutes are attended by young students, some possibly even underage. This is extremely precarious data which can be dangerous and can ruin lives & families in the wrong hands. This is also exactly the kind of information that an attacker would want to replicate cyber identities for other types of crime. Attackers are also likely to target these type of organizations for two major reasons: i) hackers sometimes correctly estimate that these organizations do not give cybersecurity its due importance, and ii) the kind of information educational institutes store are a veritable goldmine for them.
Hence, it is critical for educational sector organizations to invest in strong cybersecurity solutions, especially when it comes to mobile devices. As educational organizations get more connected, the number of entry points through a hacker can enter a closed network increase.
Seqrite mSuite is a simple and comprehensive yet extremely powerful tool which organizations in the educational sector can consider to manage all mobile devices running on Android and iOS. It allows the network manager to get total control over the apps being installed on official devices, monitor the internet usage patterns, track the device location, apply policies as per location and time and provide support through remote device control as well as file transfer. This allows the organization to remain in total control of what’s happening with its data even beyond their own network.
The benefits of Seqrite mSuite
In particular, the following features offered by Seqrite mSuite make it the perfect solution for the education industry:
- Comprehensive Mobile Security & Anti-Theft
Since the solution is cloud-based, it can be easily used by educational institutions while offering comprehensive mobile security. Any mobile device can be easily located, locked or erased in case of theft or damage.
- App Management
Educational institutes need to manage control of external applications in a digital classroom situation which mSuite’s App Management feature allows seamlessly. App Distribution pushes apps and updates from the server to the mobile with the ability of certain apps to be recommended. Custom apps can be published to a specified organizational App Store while App Control allows blacklisting or whitelisting of specific applications or certain categories of applications.
- Launcher & Kiosk Mode
The launcher & kiosk mode feature is extremely useful for use in an educational environment. The launcher enables control over the use of apps on devices and enables the configuration of selected apps for use within the organization. This way, educational institutes can control the type of apps used by students and prevent the use of apps they want to disallow. The Kiosk mode, on the other hand, transforms a device to use a single app for a single purpose within a system kiosk mode which can be extremely useful for organizations who want to restrict mobile devices to just educational content.
- Fencing & Data Monitoring
Seqrite mSuite allows digital boundaries to be defined and restrictions to be applied on devices in regards to Wi-FI, Geo and Time Fence. Through this feature, institutes can regulate usage of mobile devices within the digital classroom. Network Data Monitoring also allows the monitoring of data usage over mobile and Wi-Fi networks.
These features make Seqrite mSuite a great investment for educational organizations for usage in the digital classroom.