Faronics WINSelect and Garden City Public Schools
“WINSelect has completely taken away the day-to-day problems.”
- Tim Klan, Technology Supervisor
Challenges faced

The first school in what is now Garden City was a log cabin built sometime between 1840 and 1845. Today, the Garden City School district has approximately 600 staff and 5,500 students using 1,300 workstations. Half of the workstations are running a Windows environment, while the other half are Macintosh computers. The school district was experiencing problems with students getting into and changing the proxy settings in Internet Explorer. Students were also changing other settings and using Windows Networking to get into other machines in the building that were not secure.

A Solution That Worked

The IT staff at Garden City were already using Deep Freeze to protect their systems. They now deployed WINSelect to restrict the functionality on their systems. Garden City currently has WINSelect installed on almost 100 computers in the district. The IT staff has configured the program to control their web browsers and to control where students can save files. WINSelect also lets administrators disable the right-click mouse option to prevent students from accessing restricted places on the system.