Tablets and Smartphones Are Flooding Your Campus
Tablet PCs, iPads and smartphones have revolutionized learning. Your students now have a central location for their notes, textbooks, assignments, and multimedia documentation. A host of mobile apps – email and contacts, campus security, productivity and collaboration, human resources, and social media – keep your students, faculty and administrators alike connected to the school. Many teachers, administrators, and students are embracing the BYOD trend bringing their own devices to campus.
Mobile Functionality Outpaces Security
According to Forrester Research, the tablets and smartphones in schools and universities are filled with sensitive student, medical and financial information that “could reap major rewards for hackers and thieves.” Data loss – through collaboration tools, web browsing and network vulnerabilities – could cost institutions more than $1 million in notification and remediation services. How do you take advantage of the productivity and technological advancement afforded by mobile devices and still ensure compliance with FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act) and other regulations?
Enter Citrix XenMobile MDM - The Mobile “Safety Net”
Fortunately, Citrix XenMobile MDM lets you mobilize your institution without sacrificing compliance or security. Citrix XenMobile MDM offers end-to-end protection for the mobile enterprise, across mobile devices, apps, network, and data. Offered in cloud-based and on-premise solutions, Citrix XenMobile MDM goes beyond providing basic remote lock and wipe capabilities of most mobile device management solutions to:
- Protect student data. Prevent employees or students from using their mobile device to forward confidential data to their personal email, download it to their home computer, or sync it to Dropbox.
- Lock-down sensitive mobile apps. Segregate school apps from all other apps running on the student or employee’s devices. Block access to Facebook or other social media during school hours with context-aware policies. Mobile App Tunnels provide dedicated, fully-encrypted, fully-auditable, VPN-like connections to mobile applications that you want allow in a granular, policy-based way.
- Manage, secure and support any device students and employees carry. Configure and set static and dynamic, context-aware polices based on role, device type, and whether the device is school-issued or personally-owned. Maintain a complete inventory of all authorized devices, discover and block all rogue devices.