Faronics Layered Security and Augusta County Public Schools
"Our systems are up and running without disruption and IT doesn’t need to spend weeks to clean up infections.
Faronics Anti-Virus has been a godsend with low impact on system resources and a full integration with Deep
Freeze to deliver updates without putting Deep Freeze in maintenance mode.”
- Amos Painter, IT Technician at ACPS
Challenges Faced

Augusta County Public Schools (ACPS) has 21 schools including five high schools, four middle schools, and twelve elementary schools. There are approximately 1,750 staff and 11,000 students operating on over 4,000 workstations and over 80 servers. For years, the district was struggling with accumulating support issues related to malware attacks on staff and student computers. On a daily basis, the technicians at Augusta County Public Schools were spending over 60% of their time fighting malware infections and repairing computers. On multiple occasions, it took several technicians from ACPS’s busy IT department over a week to clean up a malware infection that plagued the district systems.

A Solution That Worked

Augusta County Public Schools (ACPS) deployed Deep Freeze, Faronics Anti-Virus and Anti-Executable. Deep Freeze fixed issues on computers with a simple reboot and brought back the computers to their pristine state. Faronics Anti-Virus, being compatible with Deep Freeze, could download and apply virus definition updates even in a Frozen state. And Anti-Executable did not allow any unauthorized executable to run. Together, these products made the computers very secure and reduced support tickets by 60%.