Granite School District blocks unwanted programs with application control
by Dmitry Shesterin
The second largest school district in Utah deployed Faronics Anti-Executable to block programs that are unwanted or unauthorized. Faronics Anti-Executable provides the district with piece of mind through reliable application whitelisting.
Many students of the Granite School District were routinely using usb keys, CDs and portable drives to bring unauthorized programs into the classroom. Such unwanted programs caused student distraction and deterioration of computer configurations, also known as configuration drift.
The district was impressed with the application whitelisting capabilities of Faronics Anti-Executable, which blocks programs and only allows approved applications to run on a computer. This as exactly what the district needed to control applications that are used in a classroom.
Before Faronics Anti-Executable was installed on districts computers, a class of extremely tech-savvy students were challenged to hack or cripple Faronics Anti-Executable. After a week of unsuccessful attempts, the students have voted Faronics AntiExecutable to be bulletproof.