Australian schools are embracing digital learning at an unprecedented pace.

Digital innovation in education has made the sector highly attractive to cybercriminals

Evolve the way you manage your school's endpoint devices with SureDeploy for education.

Are your school's devicesa security risk?

Digital tools and devices now play a crucial role in Australian education. Almost all (95%) of educators say technology is a necessary part of everyday life and that this should be reflected in lessonsi, and 50% of secondary schools say they now offer ‘dual-learning’ which combines both digital and print resources.ii  

Yet for busy IT teams, managing and maintaining a disparate collection of devices—many of which have different operating systems and software—can be extremely difficult and time-consuming. Many school IT teams also lack the time or budget to ensure 24/7 security, especially when students and staff are learning or working remotely and are using a diverse device ecosystem.

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Why SureDeploy for education?

SureDeploy is a fast, cost-effective way to automate deployment and the daily management of devices used in Australian schools. It can relieve some of the workload for your IT team, and boost overall efficiency, security, and compliance for your school.

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Ensure security and compliance

SureDeploy turbocharges your overall security posture and compliance by giving your IT team the ability to leverage our library of 800+ pre-configured security policies, as well as easily setup automated application updates. This ensures the security of all endpoint devices used across your school (computers, laptops, tablets or smartphones). It can include app whitelisting and blacklisting, managed application updates, and permissions management to prevent unauthorised access to potentially harmful apps. SureDeploy also enables you to quickly onboard / enrol new devices and remotely wipe a device when a student or staff member change devices or leaves.

Updates, content filtering and web protection

SureDeploy simplifies and streamlines the way you manage every device within your educational institution. Updates can be automatically packaged, tested, and pushed into an Intune tenant and out to all devices at any time—a seamless, efficient experience for users and IT teams. Your school’s IT administrators also see the status of all devices, applications, and policies via a single pane of glass. You can also implement content filtering and web protection mechanisms to control internet access on school devices and safeguard students from accessing inappropriate or harmful content – helping maintain a safe and focused learning environment.

Get set up quickly and easily

With SureDeploy, you can leverage pre-configured policies and best practices to easily set up a Standard Operating Environment (SOE) in your InTune tenant. Every device is then configured identically as part of this SOE, which means less time for new staff members to come up to speed, and a reduction in IT maintenance by up to 70%.iii  New devices can be dispatched direct to users quickly and used almost instantly. All the user needs to do is login using their secure credentials, and their applications and policies are applied.

More efficiently manage endpoint devices

Extending the power of Microsoft Intune, SureDeploy allows you to manage 1000s of devices, security policies and applications, quickly, simultaneously and centrally, without having to manually package applications and create policies from scratch. Managing endpoints using our platform or managed services (via our partner network), without having to navigate a steep learning curve, is a win for all.

Boost efficiency and lower costs with SureDeploy

800+ pre-built
security policies
900+ pre-packaged applications
90% reduction in maintenance costs
2-month time
saving per annum

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should we choose SureDeploy for our educational institution?
Mobile device management in schools is increasingly complex, whether you are supporting a BYOD policy, or a fleet of managed devices. Tasks such as centralised device control, SOE management and app distribution can be very time consuming and complex to execute effectively.

SureDeploy works with Microsoft Intune to simplify and streamline the way you manage your endpoint devices. It brings everything together for centralised control and provides you with a library of pre-configured policies which can save you time and money.
How can application packaging streamline software deployment and management in our school?
IT managers often ask about the advantages of application packaging services, or managed applications, and how they can simplify the deployment of software applications on school devices. Our AppFresh solution was designed specifically to meet this need. Goals include student and staff compliance with security control frameworks, with regular managed app patching and updates. AppFresh can save your IT team considerable time, reduce compatibility issues, and optimise user experiences across devices.
What factors should we consider when evaluating an external partner for device management?
Quality mobile device management in schools is imperative. When evaluating a partner for device management, IT managers often tell us that the partner’s domain knowledge, experience, and track record in education is a big factor. At SureDeploy, we offer all these things – as well as a willingness to customise our offering to your school and unique requirements. Simply get in touch to discuss your needs for a managed service or access to a next gen MDM platform.
How can SureDeploy support our school’s BYOD policy?
While many educational institutions now allow students to use personal devices, this can add considerable complexity from an IT perspective. A solution like SureDeploy can streamline day-to-day work for your IT team by automating crucial updates and policies – without impacting students’ privacy. SureDeploy also provides full transparency regarding all devices on your school’s network. Our team can help you determine whether a BYOD or managed devices strategy is right for your school.
What security measures are in place to protect student data and comply with regulations?
SureDeploy has 800+ pre-configured security and data protection policies, which can almost instantly enhance your school’s security posture. SureDeploy also supports a range of other security features, including data encryption, and complies with relevant industry requirements, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), as well as regional data protection laws.
How can booking a demo help?
A demo is a great way for you and your stakeholders to see how SureDeploy works and observe how easy it is to use. During a demo we don’t just run through the features of our SureDeploy solution. We also address specific questions which your school may have and discuss whether partnering with an external provider like SureDeploy is an ideal option for you.    

90% of educators say technology helps them to
do their job better. iv

Australia’s education sector is a major target
for cybercriminals:
6.4% of all threats.v

92% of schools across Australia currently
impacted by staff
stress and

1000s of endpoint devices are
already managed by SureDeploy

"When we went searching, SureDeploy came up trumps in terms of its offering and value. SureDeploy has really alleviated complexity associated with desktop management, and enables us to seamlessly provide a reliable, fully updated and secure desktop solution."

Kevin GreyOperations Director, Emerge IT
Ben Mitrevski, Head of IT, Oroton

“Previously, setting up a store would take days – excluding travel time. As SureDeploy is so quick and easy to use, it has reduced the time required to set up a new store from days to minutes. It has also significantly reduced deployment time both for new stores and replacement devices.”  

Ben MitrevskiHead of IT, Oroton

“Thanks to CNS and SureDeploy, we were able to add 1,400 new devices to our existing environment with very minimal interruption, and without requiring any additional IT staff. Application updates and security patches are now deployed automatically, and the entire administration process is now far more streamlined and effective. It was the smoothest device rollout we have had in over 18 years.” 

Lyle CorvisyHead of ICT at St Andrew's

“While St Catherine’s has always provided a very high quality technology experience to students, the benefit of SureDeploy has really been from an IT administration and security perspective. The automation and rapid deployment of applications, policies, updates and patches has been invaluable.”

Brendan El-HadiICT Services Manager, St Catherine's School

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I Cyber Defence Magazine, The Role of Endpoint Security and Management in Threat Detection, 2022,

II Tech Republic, Enterprise Endpoints Present Risks,

III CNS client data.

IV Tech Republic, Enterprise Endpoints Present Risks,

VCNS client data.

VICNS client data.

VIICNS client data. VII CNS client data