Security & Privacy


Laplink Releases Encryption Utility; Free for a Day

A company best known for its computer data transfer software has launched a utility for doing data encryption on PCs.

Cymphonix Releases Mobile Device Security Module

Cymphonix has released a new application specifically to help users manage the security of mobile devices accessing the network as well.

New York District Simplifies Emergency Contact Management

A three-school New York district has implemented an emergency notification service that provides a way for parents and guardians to fill out contact information for their children online and through mobile devices.

IntelliGuard Intros Alerting Device with Flash Drive

Security vendor IntelliGuard Systems recently updated its emergency notification devices to include a personal keychain.

Cooper Notification Intros High Power Outdoor Speaker Array

Cooper Notification has debuted the Waves High Power Speaker Array 7100 Series, outdoor speaker systems designed to provide "highly intelligible" voice and tone announcements to cover large geographic areas.

Genetec Plan Manager Ties Video Operations to Digital Maps

Genetec, a security products vendor, recently launched a new application that enables users to tie operation of their security cameras to their maps. Plan Manager is an add-on module for Genetec's video surveillance system, Omnicast.

Omnilert Adds TTY and Call-in Services to Emergency Notification

Omnilert has widened the reach of its emergency notification service with a couple of new addons. e2Campus uAlert version 3.4 adds an option to broadcast mass alerts in text telephony (TTY) to devices for the deaf and hearing-impaired.

Microsoft Shows Private Cloud Features of Upcoming System Center 2012

This week Microsoft is showing off its next version of System Center, a set of products for managing a Windows network. System Center 2012 will include a Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) when it's released later this year that will enable administrators to manage private and public cloud services.

63 Percent of Schools Plagued by at Least 2 Security Breaches in Last Year

Six out of 10 districts have experienced IT security breaches--either malware outbreaks or unauthorized user access--in the last year, leading to downtime for the school network, according to a new report.

E911 Not Pervasive in Education

Enhanced 911 hasn't gained widespread adoption in schools yet, nor is it even well understood among IT people. Although 65 percent of education organizations reported they have a "comprehensive" emergency communication plan in place, only 40 percent currently use an E911 system.

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