Tech Companies Are Better Together as BenQ Boards’ NFC Capability Integrates With Microsoft Entra’s Identity and Access Capabilities to Secure Teachers’ Identities and Allow Them to Securely Access Their Presets, Teaching Tools, and Cloud Drives
COSTA MESA, Calif. — June 26, 2023 — In alignment with the growing focus on identity and access management in schools, BenQ, an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, announced today that BenQ Boards are now equipped with a subscription-free identity management software. The software directly integrates with Microsoft Entra — Microsoft’s product family that encompasses all of its identity and access capabilities — and includes Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AD), Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management, and decentralized identity. BenQ notes that this is the first interactive display for classrooms to provide this benefit free of charge.
Every organization now, including schools, must ensure that they have a strong security protocol. Microsoft Entra uses multilayered, built-in security controls and unique threat intelligence to help identify and protect against rapidly evolving risks. The integration of Microsoft Entra solutions with BenQ’s software provides an even more robust identity management system. They’re better together so schools can stay focused on teaching.
Teachers in schools across the country are working and stretching into the new digital classroom. With this evolution comes increased cyber security concerns and risks. BenQ’s free identity management software utilizes BenQ’s NFC capability and is integrated with Azure AD, which allows teachers to log into any BenQ smart board easily and securely. BenQ utilizes Azure AD single sign-on (SSO) as a secondary keyword. SSO is an authentication method that allows users to sign in using one set of credentials to multiple independent software systems. SSO grants teachers secure and seamless access to all their presets, teaching tools, cloud drives, and apps — from any location and from any BenQ Board.
“BenQ and Microsoft help schools be ahead of any risks as identity theft continues to rise,” said Bob Wudeck, senior director of business development at BenQ Education. “Resources are limited, so technology staff must be focused on the day-to-day network and technology tasks to keep classrooms running smoothly and students learning effectively. With this powerhouse combo, they don’t have to worry about potential security concerns.”
At ISTELive 23, kicking off today in Philadelphia, BenQ will showcase how any teacher can use a BenQ Board with Microsoft Entra integration for instant personalization of any display on campus, in seconds, and without typing a login.
More information on BenQ’s Identity and Access Management is available at https://www.benq.com/en-us/education/software/iam-identity-management.html.
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About BenQ Education
BenQ Education is helping teachers shape the future of learning with interactive display solutions that maximize engagement in and out of the classroom while improving student performance. For over 10 years, BenQ has been the No.1-selling TI DLP projector brand worldwide, according to Futuresource, and is one of the leading interactive display vendors in North America. The award-winning BenQ Board is the first and only interactive display to feature TÜV and SIAA-certified germ-resistant screens, interfaces, and pens as part of its purpose-built ClassroomCare technologies designed for healthier classrooms. The BenQ Board RP03 Series has been recognized as the first smart board to achieve Eyesafe® Certification, the advanced blue light mitigation technology developed in concert with optometrists and ophthalmologists. Industry-recognized, BenQ’s Tap and Teach technology for fast sign-on, EZWrite license-free annotation and whiteboard software, InstaShare wireless screen presentation system, and IT-friendly monitoring and management tools create exciting and intuitive active learning experiences. EZWrite 6 is also AWS Qualified, having passed Amazon Web Services (AWS) Foundational Technical Review (FTR), providing schools with assurance in security, reliability, and operational excellence. Educators can focus on giving lessons that leave an impact and give the leaders of tomorrow the tools they need to reach their maximum potential. The company’s products are available across North America through leading value-added distributors, resellers, and retailers. More information is available at www.BenQBoard.com.
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Image Caption: BenQ and Microsoft Entra work together to strengthen schools’ Identity and Access Management.
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