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SECURE AND COST-EFFICIENT REMOTE ACCESS IN EDUCATION

As in other industries, COVID-19 has significantly increased adoption of remote access in education. More and more often, institutions are looking for a solution to enable remote access for students and staff in a secure, simple and cost-efficient way. Awingu helps educational institutions with this shift and brings benefits for all staff and students.

HOW DO EDUCATION CUSTOMERS USE AWINGU?

STUDENTS TAKE OVER PC CLASS ROOMS

Thanks to Awingu students are able to take over desktops in PC class rooms while being at home themselves. They can easily and securely access the desktop – and the software running on it – via the browser of their own preferred device.

TELEWORKING FOR STAFF

Administrative staff and teachers can work remotely from anywhere when using Awingu. They can access desktops, applications and files on any device with an HTML5  browser. Of course, all of that happens in a secure and easy way.

"I cannot imagine a simpler way to tackle this issue, both for us as admins and for the users." 

Raúl González López (Director of Customer IT Services UDLAP) Tweet

WHY USE AWINGU FOR EDUCATION?

ANY DEVICE & BYOD

  • Users are not limited by their own laptop’s or tablet’s horsepower. They can access the (legacy) software running on the on-campus desktops via their browser.
  • Students can take over on-campus PCs with their own device. They just need a browser. No clients or plugins need to be installed on this local device.

CONTEXT-AWARENESS

  • User authentication in Awingu happens via user groups in the AD.
  • IT admins can give restricted access based on various levels like user group (students, administrative staff, teachers, …) or feature (local printing, file sharing, …).
  • Furthermore, admins can define restrictions on the context in which the access can occur.

BUDGET & SCALABILITY

  • Awingu has a better cost-benefit ratio than counterparts – like VPN or Citrix – available in the market and comes with built-in MFA (all in the price). So even for tight budgets it is an ideal solution.
  • Awingu offers concurrent users licenses, so that students can alternately access the Awingu workspace. Thus it’s possible to  keep the concurrent usage of the licenses under control. When necessary it’s easy to scale up.

QUICK SETUP & ROLL OUT

  • The solution can be set up in a very short time, even for bigger groups. This makes a switch to remote teaching for the staff and students very easy. Of course, no hassle for the IT team either.
  • Awingu is a simple platform for education. The training is minimal for both students and academic staff. Schools face less problems or support tickets. When tickets do come, support engineers can easily take over the end-user session or check the audit logs.

AUDIT LOGS

  • Admins can use the extensive audit log and dashboard available in Awingu to follow up on students and see their activity in the workspace during online classes.

DATA SECURITY

  • No local data on the end-user device nor a direct connection between the local device and the back-end’s infrastructure. All happens and stays in the browser.
  • Awingu can help you become GDPR compliant, so working with personal data of students or even minors can happen securely.

GIVE STUDENTS REMOTE ACCESS TO SCHOOL PC ROOMS IN NO TIME WITH AWINGU​

Many universities have large PC rooms, sometimes they consist of thousands of computers, that are running very specific software. With the purpose of remote teaching, students need to use this specific software from anywhere outside of school. But how can this be done?

When students want to access these (often legacy or own-written) applications from home, there are some difficulties for the institution: They don’t have the resources to buy this specific educational software for every student nor are they able to provide the needed hardware for each and every one of them. Luckily, these challenges can be solved with the use of Awingu.
 

With Awingu it’s possible to enable a very easy yet highly secure remote access to desktops in these PC rooms. You can let students take over the desktops on their own device. The solution acts as an HTML5 gateway and translates the desktop into HTML5. This way they can access it in the outside world on their own laptop or tablet in the most secure way.

 

UDLAP ENABLES REMOTE ACCESS TO THEIR COMPUTER ROOMS FOR ITS 15,000 STUDENTS AND STAFF

UDLAP (The University of the Americas Puebla) was looking for a simple, cost-effective and highly secure solution to give their students and academic staff access to remote desktops in their computer rooms. With over 1000 Windows and Mac devices in various general computer rooms as well as in small class-specific rooms with specific software, they wanted the solution to be easy to use and manage.

They found out about Awingu and in only a fraction of the time it would cost to set up a competing solution – a crucial element in the rapid switch towards homeworking – the platform was implemented. The roll out to users also went smoothly as they were all very relieved because of the simplicity of the solution. “In fact, I cannot imagine a simpler way to tackle this issue, both for us as admins and for the users.”, Raúl concludes.

"We consider VPN as a secure tunnel to a potentially insecure computer – it is a potential tunnel for malware and other threats. The IT staff very strongly argued against VPN and looked for a secure and user-friendly alternative - and found Awingu."

Raúl González López (Director of Customer IT Services)
ACADEMIC INSTITUTION NACE GROUP LETS STUDENTS ACCESS APPLICATIONS REMOTELY WITH THE HELP OF AWINGU

NACE GROUP is an educational group with various private international schools located in Spain. They were looking for a secure solution to let their students and staff access applications remotely effectively. Together with their IT partner Prosol the academic institution found Awingu and after an implementation of only a few days they were up-and-running. “This tool has the agility, simplicity and accessibility that we were looking for,” says Adelardo Camacho Quiles, Head of Organisation and Systems.

Awingu as a secure all-in-one workspace for teachers and students at CFA Blagnac

CFA Blagnac (France) is an institution that gives quality training to students who wish to work in the commercial, service, hotel and restaurant, kitchen or florist industries. They were looking for a secure way to let their three user groups (graduates, partner companies & administrative staff) access their applications, desktops and files. Partner Attitude SI proposed Awingu to enable secure teleworking and telelearning. CFA Blagnac has nothing but praise for the solidity, agility and respect for privacy provided by Awingu.

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