Providence utilizes Filewave Mobile Device Management to ensure security and policy compliance as well as provide access to recommended apps and documents. A device must be provisioned with Filewave to connect to the Providence network. Provisioning can be removed by the user from a device at any time, but doing so will also remove the user from the Providence wireless network, as well as remove other pushed configuration and resources. Provisioning can also be removed over the air by Providence, and this will be done when a student leaves Providence.
By utilizing the network resources at Our Lady of Providence Jr-Sr High School, you agree to be bound by the following agreement:
Only authorized devices may access network resources. Jailbroken or rooted devices may not access Providence networks.
Filewave allows Providence to manage application access. Providence will use these capabilities to block applications only in the event that their use causes extreme distraction, safety concerns, or security risks. Applications installed via the Filewave App Portal may be recalled in the event of a device losing provisioning, whether removal is initiated by the device owner or Providence.
Filewave provides access to location services if so enabled by the student. (Filewave App Portal application asks for permission.) Should location services be enabled, Providence will not use or access this information unless requested by a student or parent for the purpose of aiding in the location of a misplaced or stolen device. Location services require an active Internet connection to report to Filewave, and there is no guarantee to the accuracy of provided information should it be requested.
Data services provided by a 3rd party carrier must be disabled during school hours. Filewave has the capability of detecting devices with data services and can report unauthorized usage.
Flewave provides the capability to remotely reset or initialize a device to factory settings. Providence will not utilize this function except by request of a parent for an unrecovered lost or stolen device. Data not backed up prior to reset will be lost, and the action is irreversible.
Documents and Applications
Filewave allows Providence to make available certain applications and documents directly on student devices, and this function will be utilized to share recommended or prepaid applications and important information.
The following document explains the steps for provisioning your iPad for use on the Providence wireless network.