Education is on our blood and we have always believed schools and districts should be able to use solutions designed especially for them. This is even more important for cybersecurity. Cybersecurity is a growing concern for every sector, but the recent explosion in attacks targeting K‑12 schools has introduced a brand‑new challenge for IT Admins. On top of making sure devices used by students and teachers are prepared for all use cases, they must now ensure the devices are also protected.
Device Scout is the first and only tool among any OS to assess devices used in K‑12 against a set of security configuration rules specially designed by Mosyle's Security Research team in order to achieve the ideal balance of protection and usage in the education environment.
Device Scout for iPad & iOS will work for your school 24/7 to automatically check all devices against enabled security controls, giving you a real‑time visualization of your device’s standing regardless of how many you have in your school or district.
With that, you will always have immediate access to the general status of each device as well as the status per security control. Automated logs are generated and saved when a device loses compliance or becomes compliant with each control, allowing schools to have a thorough understanding of the history of each device in case of an incident.
For assessing and hardening a device, it’s paramount that the guidelines are designed from scratch taking in consideration only the unique deployment models and use cases of Apple devices in K‑12. This is the only way to achieve high levels of protection while leveraging the full potential of iOS/iPadOS for K‑12, making the adoption of any security benchmark designed for corporate or government sectors inappropriate for schools.
But what benchmark to use if there’s none designed for schools? When trying to answer that question, we realized that creating the first iPadOS & iOS Benchmark for K‑12 was critical so we engaged our Security Research team and built the first and only Security Benchmark to protect endpoints used in K‑12 so we can start to better protect our students and teachers.
Identifying that a device is out of compliance is only halfway to achieving compliance, especially when IT Admins don't have immediate physical access to the device. Device Scout also delivers remediation functionality, automatically bringing devices out of compliance to a compliant status. No action is needed by IT Admins to remediate several controls for non‑compliant devices.
From checking to remediating, our automated flows completely handle iPadOS Hardening & Compliance for your school and district with minimal work from your IT team.
Parents, the School Board, Principal, or even auditors expect school‑owned devices are leveraging the best recommendations in terms of security configurations. But, showcasing that is never easy considering the large number of devices in use daily and the constant changes on each device.
With that in mind, Device Scout allows for a quick export of reports to show the compliance status of each device and logs, allowing IT teams to easily share information that will make device compliance status accessible for all stakeholders.