Manage your edtech and enhance your GDPR compliancy

As part of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that came into effect on 25th May 2018, schools are now required to build up a picture of their data, i.e. how it is collected, how it is used and how it is shared and stored.

This task can be extremely time consuming so, to help complete it, schools should talk to other staff members to ensure they are aware of what data they have and where it is, but also look at software solutions that can do the job in half the time, whilst evidencing the updates and changes required.

Already supporting schools in managing their technology, NetSupport’s IT Asset Management solution (NetSupport DNA) now also includes tools to help schools meet their GDPR requirements at no extra cost.

What GDPR tools does NetSupport DNA include?

Data Protection 

The software licensing module allows schools to keep track of software installed and whether it is GDPR-compliant – as well as ensuring that their data is secure and stored correctly.

Stored Data

To help schools reduce the amount of data they store, a Data Retention Policy can now be set to delete data over a specific time period. The policy can be scheduled to run automatically at any time, on any day or at any interval. The data can be backed up before the policy runs and emails can be sent to notify staff when the process is about to start.

Individuals’ rights

Within the database and administration sections of NetSupport DNA, schools can identify a student and instantly archive or remove all data history related to that student stored in NetSupport DNA.

Prevent data breaches

NetSupport DNA’s endpoint security and alerting features will automatically notify operators when any number of changes occurs across the school network.

Data on USBs can stay protected via individual memory sticks being “authorised” in NetSupport DNA – for the current day, a week or indefinitely – and the use of sticks in the school can then also be limited to only those authorised.

NetSupport DNA can also control its usage by allowing full access, block all access, allow read-only access or prevent applications being run from an unknown memory stick

Discover Information you hold

Using NetSupport DNA’s file discovery, a school data manager can quickly scan all or selected network PCs and identify all file types that may contain confidential information about students.

Using the remote control features, technicians can also quickly access a PC or laptop on the network to remove or move any files that should not be there.

What other award-winning tools does NetSupport DNA include?

In addition to providing GDPR tools, NetSupport DNA also enables network managers to administer their IT estates from one central point to gain a complete overview of activity; provides safeguarding leads with features to help maintain a safe learning environment; and offers teachers classroom management tools to maximise ICT-enhanced teaching and learning.

IT Staff – Network and IT Management tools

  • Hardware inventory
  • SNMP device discovery
  • Software licence management
  • Internet metering/control
  • Application metering/control
  • Endpoint security
  • Proactive alerting
  • Energy monitoring and power management
  • User management
  • Activity monitoring
  • Multi-site support and management
  • Powerful Remote Control
  • Reporting tools
  • Plus much more!

Teachers – Classroom Management tools 

  • Student screen monitoring
  • Interactive screen thumbnails
  • Testing and assessment tools
  • Language Lab module
  • Digital Journals of lesson content
  • Real-time instruction tools
  • File collection and distribution
  • Multi-platform support
  • Teacher, TA and Student apps
  • Student screen sharing
  • Virtual whiteboard
  • Exam lockdown
  • Reset student’s system password
  • Plus much more!

Safeguarding Leads – eSafety / Safeguarding tools

  • Contextual intelligence-based Risk Index
  • Safeguarding cloud view 
  • Operates independently of the IT team
  • Safeguarding alerts
  • Age-appropriate internet controls 
  • Keyword monitoring
  • Language packs 
  • Student ‘Report a concern’
  • Track ‘at risk’ student activity
  • Screen capture/record
  • Online safeguarding resources
  • Enforce Acceptable Use Policies
  • Supports Prevent Duty and KCSIE
  • Plus much more!

Key benefits

Save Time
From proactive warning alerts of issues across the network through to device auto-discovery, bulk software distribution, custom enterprise reporting and free mobile apps so you can access key data on the move, NetSupport DNA saves you a whole heap of time.

Save Money
Every school or campus wants to reduce costs – and that’s something NetSupport DNA can help you to achieve. With its constant supply of real-time statistics to help you manage your assets and avoid system downtime and its associated costs, NetSupport DNA ensures you achieve a swift return on your investment.

Add Security
Safeguarding your students and keeping your school or campus’s IT systems secure and running efficiently is a priority. So NetSupport DNA supplies you with the essential tools to ensure both systems and students are safe.

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