Bring–Your–Own–Device (BYOD) in Education

Address the security, compliance and manageability issues that Ed Tech faces in implementing BYOD programs — with Ericom

Many schools, from K-12 to institutions of higher learning are implementing BYOD programs. BYOD can help K-12 save on the cost of 1:1 programs while enriching collaborative learning. In higher education, BYOD allows students and staff to access academic systems using their own devices, keeping faculty and students mobile, connected and productive anywhere.

BYOD presents many challenges as well, especially in the area of security and IT management. Allowing students and staff to connect their personal devices to the school's network can expose sensitive data. In addition, the growing variety of end user devices that need to be supported can be overwhelming to IT staff.

Ericom's answer: Deliver desktops and applications to any end user device, anywhere, using Ericom's suite of secure connectivity and access management solutions.

BYOD requirements and goals differ from school to school, so any BYOD solution must be tailored to fit the relevant scenario. Ericom's comprehensive and flexible remote access solutions help empower students, teachers and other workers while minimizing the burden on IT staff and enhancing security. They can be used in combination or each on its own.

Solutions for BYOD in Education:

  • Ericom AccessNow HTML5 RDP Client — One of the main challenges of BYOD is the wide variety of devices that IT staff must manage. AccessNow is an HTML5-based zero client, enabling browser-based access to Terminal Services and VDI virtual desktops from anywhere and any device, including iPad, Android tablets, smartphones, laptops, PCs, Macs, Chromebooks and Linux. There's no client software to install, which minimizes the intervention required by IT staff. Students or staff can run MS Office and other Windows, educational or school applications from anywhere, using any device with an HTML5 compatible browser.
    More About Ericom AccessNow | 30-day Free Download

  • Ericom AccessToGo Mobile RDP client — AccessToGo is a native RDP client for iPads, iPhones, Android tablets and Android smartphones that is designed to work in both managed and unmanaged environments. It can be used as a standard RDP client, or it can connect through a connection broker to provide access to remote applications and remote desktops.

    For IT administrators, AccessToGo simplifies access management for any number of mobile devices from inside or outside the school grounds. For remote users, AccessToGo provides secure and on-demand access to terminal servers, desktops or workstations simply and effectively.
    More About AccessToGo for iOS | More About AccessToGo for Android

  • PowerTerm WebConnect (the Alternative to Citrix) — For organizations that want more control of BYOD, PowerTerm WebConnect provides secure and mobile, managed access from school and remote locations to Windows applications and services hosted on Terminal Services / RDS / VDI platforms, physical desktops and the Web. PowerTerm WebConnect gives IT staff a central-point of administration, reducing the costs and complexities of managing and supporting desktops and other devices. PowerTerm WebConnect also incorporates RDP acceleration and compression software that speeds up access to graphics-heavy PDFs, Adobe Flash-related content and other media-rich software over WANs.
    More About Ericom PowerTerm WebConnect | 30-day Free Download

All of Ericom's solutions include Ericom Secure Gateway, enabling external users to securely connect to internal resources without requiring a VPN.

Don't fear BYOD - make it work for you and your school!






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