Education

Secure Your Infrastructure for Collaboration and Learning from Anywhere on Any Device

Create Opportunities for Learning with a Mobile Campus

University and college communities are uniquely innovative and fast-moving environments. The wide variety of smartphones, tablets, laptops and other mobile devices used on campus by students and faculty create a significant opportunity for anytime, anywhere, any device learning.

At the same time, schools, colleges and universities are continually challenged to meet shifting compliance requirements, maintain security, and bridge the gap between the expectations of users and the capabilities of the institution.

As the leader in mobile communications security, BlackBerry® is uniquely positioned to enable and encourage the delivery and adoption of eLearning, teaching and administration, with controls to protect information and individual privacy.

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16 to 24 year olds own one or more mobile device. 60% own three or more.

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25 to 34 year olds own at least one mobile device, it’s the largest consumer age group.

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35 to 54 year olds consume mobile data, and 50% email on mobile devices.

Schools and Colleges Need to Be Aware of Potential Risks From IoT Devices

Sam Robshaw, senior cyber security consultant at BlackBerry, explained how even something as innocuous as an IoT smart kettle could be leveraged to hack into an academic network.

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Enable Collaboration While Protecting Your People, IP and Data

Whether it’s for research, assignment handling, course information, or administrative documents, a secure file sharing solution is essential to protect the data, your IP and all campus users.

BlackBerry® Workspaces offers a document-centric solution that provides secure access and collaboration across all devices. Faculty, staff and students are free to use their device of choice, from laptops to tablets to smartphones.

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Protect Your People in an Emergency or Outage

The safety of staff, students, community and property is paramount. It is crucial to have a solution in place so your organization can effectively respond to incidents, send alerts and critically account for your people before, during and after an event.

BlackBerry® AtHoc networked crisis communication unifies critical communications within, between and beyond the organization to protect life and property.

  • Alert faculty, staff and students of emergency campus closures due to weather, fire or other on-site issues.
  • Enable two-way mass, group and individual notifications during an off-site crisis, and account for all your people’s whereabouts.
  • Protect individuals and enable check-ins, even while travelling or in foreign locales, with global coverage.
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Manage Your Diverse Set of Endpoints

The lines between desktops, laptops, tablets, smartphones, wearables and even IoT are blurring. Collectively, these endpoints make up the Enterprise of Things, and are driving new levels of transformation. Universities and colleges must evolve to manage this growing diversity of devices, while keeping information secure.

BlackBerry® UEM is designed to protect an expanding set of applications, devices and endpoints across your organization to manage and secure your Enterprise of Things, while protecting against data breaches and cybersecurity threats.

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Prevent Cyberattacks with AI

For attackers, no target is more prized than government agencies. Elite teams execute relentless state-sponsored attacks that result in breaches and compromised systems. Hardening government assets to thwart cyberattacks requires a new, AI-based model of threat prevention. Cylance solutions protect federal high-value assets (HVAs) with endpoint AI that evolves daily, preventing cyberattacks from ever being successful.

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GDPR Compliance is Not Optional

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the EU has had a dramatic effect on the way organizations deal with the data of customers, employees and others. BlackBerry has a team of security and compliance specialists who are specifically responsible to assist you in this area.

Learn about GDPR services and software from BlackBerry

Industry Recognition

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BlackBerry Scores Highest in BYOD Use Case in Gartner’s 2018 Critical Capabilities for High-Security Mobility Management

BlackBerry is a proud member of the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA)

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BlackBerry has been recognized as a Leader in the Gartner Unified Endpoint Management Magic Quadrant (July 2018)

Success Stories

BlackBerry Workspaces provided everything we needed: Great security, excellent usability, and the ability to edit protected documents while they’re on the server. It also lets us know exactly where a document is being accessed at any given time – that logging and reporting functionality is something no one else does.

Darrin Langen,

President, Spirit of Math Schools, Inc.

Knowing that the BlackBerry Athoc solution we have in place is used by US and Australian Defence Forces gives us peace of mind, but better still, we found the ease of deployment, ongoing management, scalability and multiplatform reach enables the 6niversity to keep our staff and students safe – 24/7.

John Durbridge,

Campus Security Manager, Property, Macquarie University

The BlackBerry Enterprise Mobility Suite saves our staff and faculty time while keeping sensitive data secure and maintaining user privacy. Full-time faculty say working on a tablet with BlackBerry Work frees up 5 to 7 hours weekly –  they can grade assignments whenever they have a spare moment.

Joe Swenson,

Information Technology Specialist, North Hennepin Community College

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