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Skool4Kidz expands its archTIS’ NC Protect License contract

Skool4Kidz has extended archTIS' NC Protect License to secure Skool4Kidz's digitised curriculum in M365 with in-transit encryption and unique security capabilities.

Singapore-based Skool4Kidz Preschools is an Anchor Operator and a Kinderland International Education group member with over 40 years of Early Childhood expertise. 

The infant and childcare chain is widely recognised for its Integrated Thematic programs supported by Technology. 

Skool4Kidz incorporates coding skills and outdoor play in their technology-supported curriculum to prepare preschoolers with 21st-century life skills while meeting children's various learning needs and supporting their holistic development.

The school's technology-first approach also extends to Skool4Kidz's proprietary curriculum resources. 

Skool4Kidz embarked on a digital transformation project to convert printed teaching resources to digital versions that could be accessed by teachers and management both in school and remotely.

A Microsoft 365 customer, Skool4Kidz, wanted to store and share the curriculum resources with teachers using the collaboration platform. The challenge was securing the files as they were downloaded to the teacher's laptops.

Catherine Liew, Director, Curriculum at Skoool4Kids, says: "We wanted to see how we could continue to leverage our Microsoft 365 document management tools without switching to another file-sharing system, so we turned to i-Sprint Innovations, a leading Singapore-based company specialised in secure access management solutions, for help addressing this challenge."

"We looked at a few other solutions, but no one could accommodate encryption as the file was being downloaded onto the teacher's device." 

"What made NC Protect stand out is the software's at rest and in motion encryption capabilities that integrate with Microsoft Purview Information Protection."

"It provides in-transit protection for both Microsoft Office files and our interactive teaching aids created in Mimio which the other solutions did not offer," says Liew.

NC Protect is a complementary add-on solution to the Microsoft 365 suite that provides attribute-based access control (ABAC) and granular data protection capabilities to enhance Microsoft security capabilities. 

With NC Protect, access and data protection policies are automatically adjusted based on a combination of user context and file sensitivity to prevent accidental and malicious data loss and misuse. Additionally, if a sensitive document requires encryption, it can encrypt the content immediately, whether the file is at rest or in motion.

Daniel Lai, Managing Director and CEO of archTIS, states: "We are pleased that working together with i-Sprint, we were able to solve Skool4Kidz digital transformation and M365 collaborations challenges."

"Extending archTIS' footprint into global markets through trusted distributors like iSprint has given us the ability to reach international markets, verticals, and customers we otherwise would not have access to," says Lai. 

ArchTIS's data-centric information security solutions protect the world's most sensitive content in government, defence, supply chain, enterprises and regulated industries through attribute-based access and control (ABAC) policies. 

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