Forget about fumbling with video tapes from your school’s security cams with an IPcorder Network Video Recorder. The company’s KNR series are small and range from a 4IP channel unit that holds 3TB to a 40-channel unit that holds 5 drives and tops out at 15TB of accumulated video. Everything can be viewed with the company’s Web-based software on a computer, phone or tablet.
Let others pay for Norton or McAfee anti-virus software, but your school can have equivalent protection against malware for nothing with Avast’s Free for Education program. The EndPoint Protection software works with PCs (a Mac version is in the works) and includes a virus, spam and ad-ware scanner to keep every computer clean. You can get district-wide protection for up to 30,000 clients along with remote management and centralized control. It’s free for any public or non-profit school; just apply, install it and stop paying for protection.
Track those who can get into your school with PlascoTrac’s Visitor Management Software. Aimed at K-through-12 institutions, the system allows staff to more efficiently and quickly track who is on campus as well as classify them by reason for visit. Inappropriate visitors can be flagged and photos are taken of each visitor for an ID badge. The system costs $600, but there’s a free trial.
With a new operating system come new dangers and security problems, but Trend Micro has you covered with three free trial apps. While SafeGuard can protect a tablet during Web journeys, the Go Everywhere app can locate a lost or stolen system. Later this year, a new version of DirectPass will join them with the ability to consolidate passwords and management.
The latest in protection for computers, tablet sand phones is Norton One, a subscription service that makes sure your devices are all protected. It not only includes antitheft and virus protection, but comes with 25GB of online storage and works with PCs, Macs and Android systems. It comes with access to a dedicated support staff with a promised wait time of no more than 2 minutes. For up to 5 devices, it costs $150 a year.
Just because you have a classroom of Android tablets doesn’t mean they’re safe from theft or virus attack. With Norton’s $30 Tablet Security, every system in the school can be protected from spyware, phishing and search engine attacks. Plus, if the tablet is lost or stolen it can be remotely locked and located on a map.
Your school’s desktops and notebooks may be prepared to stop a viral attack, but what about all those tablets you just got? Norton Tablet Security takes security to a new level with Android-based protection for viruses, malware and even loss or theft. It’ll cost $40 when it comes out later this month.
When it comes to protecting a PC – or a school’s worth of them – Norton’s 360 covers all the hacker’s bases. You can get the beta of version 6.0 of Norton 360 with a free download to thwart everything from viruses and spyware to phishing and identity theft threats. Finally, the software can help tune your computers for peak efficiency.
Afraid that the weak link in the perimeter security fence for your district’s network are those Android tablets you just bought? Symantec’s free Mobile Security beta is now available as a free download for schools to try out. The NMS Lite beta can stop viruses and malware from invading a tablet while giving the owner the ability to lock a stolen device with a text message. Like other Norton programs, it can be automatically updated when the software changes to meet new challenges. The beta is free from the Android Market, but the full program will cost $30 when it goes final.