School District Pierre-Neveu located in Mont-Laurier, Quebec, instructs over 4500 students. The district is sprawled across 27 locations and they have 2300 workstations running Windows XP or Windows 7. There are 10 physical servers and almost 30 virtual servers that form the backbone of the operation. With over 2300 workstations, the energy costs were steep. Security efforts were thwarted with several key challenges including malware and rogue software installations. Other challenges included catching viruses and preventing workstation configuration changes.
The School District Pierre-Neveu deployed Deep Freeze, Faronics Anti-Virus, and Power Save. With Deep Freeze, unwanted software and malware were erased upon reboot thereby increasing the security on the workstations. With Faronics Anti-Virus, all workstations were kept secure by cleaning all the viruses. Power Save helped save energy costs by shutting down idle workstations.