The education sector depends on efficiency, accuracy and data security. As high value targets for research and personal data, education institutions trust SecurEnvoy and our simple to manage solution to deliver robust authentication that helps employees remain productive and protected, while student access remains secure.
Top marks for Tokenless Two-Factor Authentication University successfully meets the twin challenges of security and remote accessIT security is playing an increasing role within the higher eduction sector. Universities like MMU are facing an increase in demand for secure, remote access to teaching resources, student records, and everyday applications.
The education sector requires a high level of IT security, especially with the general increasing demand for data security and privacy, particularly following the introduction of new legislation like GDPR, for example. This was the case with UK based John Leggott Sixth Form College. Established in 1968, John Leggott College is a leading sixth form provider with over 1600 students. Ensuring secure access to its remote desktop solution for its staff was a priority, allowing them a more flexible working solution. Relying on “passwords only” for authentication was proving too much of a risk for the college and was identified as a weak spot for a potential breach, as passwords can easily be compromised.
We have to ensure our systems and data are protected while making sure access to the systems is as simple as possible for staff working remotely. The soft-token technology from SecurEnvoy fits perfectly with this approach.
Mike Preece, IT Architect at Manchester Metropolitan University
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