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The story of Heritage Christian School

Secure device management from Hexnode for enhanced learning experience with smart school iPads.

With Clive Henley | IT Manager at Heritage Christian School

Quotes

“We used Hexnode to manage and secure mobile devices deployed to junior school students.”

Industry

Education Management

Location

New South Wales, Australia

Platforms

The story

Heritage Christian School is a famous K-12 educational institution located in Port Macquarie, Australia that offers high-grade educational services to children for both individual and intellectual growth. Founded on biblical principles, the institution embraces a strength-based educational philosophy that focusses on developing student abilities. The managing team focusses on nurturing active learners by conducting several activities and mission programs to develop basic skills. As a non-profit institution, any profit generated is purely invested in the growth and establishment of the school’s resources.

The operating team at Heritage Christian School thought of distributing iOS devices to students for easy and intuitive learning experience. The implementation of mobile devices in the curriculum enabled them to digitize the learning process. This also helped them to grab the student’s attention in an effective manner. Clive Henley, the IT Manager at Heritage Christian School, thought of trying out a mobile device management (MDM) solution to smartly manage the corporate devices. He started looking for the available MDM alternatives in the market and was eventually guided towards Hexnode by an IT consultant who had been using the software.

Clive signed up for the 30-day free trial and was greatly impressed with the available functionalities. Soon after the trial, he decided to go forward with the solution and contacted the team for final purchase. With Hexnode, Clive could easily onboard the devices for effective management via the Device Enrollment Program (DEP). Enrolling the devices via Apple Business Manager (ABM) helped him save much of his productive time.

“We used Hexnode to manage and secure mobile devices deployed to junior school students.”

Clive Henley

IT Manager at Heritage Christian School

Heritage Christian School case study
Hexnode case study Heritage Christian School

Hexnode’s app management functionality helped the team to push the essential applications to the devices in bulk. These applications could be installed on the devices without any user intervention directly from the Hexnode console. Any undesirable apps could be blocked or restricted from being installed on the devices. Clive, being the IT Manager, could enforce a restrictive control over the devices preventing the students from manipulating the device settings.

The web content filtering feature allowed Clive to prevent access to unwanted websites to ensure internet security. The students were provided access to only educational websites. Clive used the password policy to securely lock the devices thus ensuring that the devices are used only by the assigned user. Hexnode helped him securely manage the devices within the desired constraints.

Heritage Christian School case study with Hexnode
Hexnode case study on Heritage Christian School

Clive could quickly setup the devices and configure the desired settings on them with Hexnode. He could easily navigate through the dashboard and make the essential implementations without much difficulty. The Hexnode technical support team was all time available for any help and always provided timely responses to his queries. Clive is greatly impressed with the overall experience and continues to implement the software for their upcoming ventures.

In a nutshell

Hexnode helped Clive securely manage the corporate iPads used by students for effective learning experience. He could easily install the desired applications to the devices and ensure a restricted control over the devices to prevent the students from manipulating the devices. He could also restrict access to unwanted websites and make sure the devices are used by the assigned users with a secure password policy. Remote device management with Hexnode helped Clive save much of his work hours thereby enhancing the overall productivity.