With 68,075 students, Granite School District is the second largest district in Utah and is among the largest public school districts in the nation. The biggest challenge faced was students bringing unwanted applications on a USB drive and running it on the workstations. Allowing unauthorized programs to run on workstations presented a serious challenge to a teacher’s ability to keep lab computers running and student attention focused. Unauthorized programs wasted a lot of time for both students and teachers.
The Granite School District was already using Deep Freeze to keep their systems clean. The IT staff deployed Faronics Anti-Executable to prevent unauthorized applications from running. With Anti-Executable, any other program—whether they are unwanted, unlicensed, or simply unnecessary—are blocked from ever executing. Keyloggers, spyware, malware, viruses, and trojans can seriously cripple computing sessions, create damaging privacy leaks, and hamper student productivity. Faronics Anti-Executable protects students from these threats while still allowing them to access the programs needed to complete class assignments.