CASE STUDY
Faronics Deep Freeze and San Juan Unified School District
“Our biggest problems occurred in minimally supervised areas, For example, students were often left unsupervised on library computers and kids would purposely trash the operating systems. Other kids, who meant no harm, caused damage by going to their favorite web sites and unintentionally inviting spyware, malware, worms, and other harmful programs into the system."
- Chuck Taylor, Microcomputer Specialist at San Juan Unifed
Challenges Faced

San Juan Unified is a K-12 school district with over 12,000 workstations and 80 central servers which are a blend of Windows and Mac OS X systems. Constant software issues rendered computers unusable on a daily basis. Some students would purposely trash the operating systems and some students would unintentionally invite spyware, malware, worms and other harmful programs into the system. The IT staff would spend countless hours trying to fix corrupted systems.

A Solution That Worked

As soon as Deep Freeze was deployed, the IT staff noticed a difference overnight! Computers could be fixed through a remote console with a simple reboot. Spyware, malware, viruses, adware, and other harmful programs were erased upon reboot. Nothing—not the Google Toolbar, Spybot, Pest Patrol, or even Norton AntiVirus—made a faster difference than Deep Freeze. Re-imaging systems due to software problems is a thing of the past. Now, software issues are fixed with a simple reboot.

Public Access Computer Security an Ever Increasing Challenge for School Districts

 

San Juan Unified is a K-12 school district with 45,000 students over 74 sites. District wide there are over 12,000 workstations and 80 central servers; 8,000 of those are Macintosh computers running OS 9 and OS X. The remaining 4,000 machines are HP/Compaqs running Windows 2000 and XP. The servers primarily run Windows 2003 Server, but there are some Windows 2000 and OS X platforms as well…

 

 

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Faronics Deep Freeze and San Juan Unified School District