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School Security :: April10, 2007

Security Spotlight

Biometrics in K-12: The Legal Conundrum

Biometrics are among the latest implementations for school security. There are many issues to consider, which have been voiced by parents, students, and civil liberties groups. It's an international issue. Just look at LeaveThemKidsAlone.com, and you will see the extent of the uproar raised in the United Kingdom regarding fingerprinting of children in schools. For the most part, questions are the same ones being posed in our own country. Blogs are in use to discuss the issue in the United States and abroad, such as Pippa King's Biometrics in Schools.

But the legal side is perhaps the area of the weakest knowledge for most parents, teachers, and even some school administrators....

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School Security News

Districts Adopt NetSupport to Manage Student Computers

NetSupport Inc. has reported that several districts and individual schools around the country have adopted NetSupport products to provide control over students' computer systems....

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DeepNines, SurfControl Partner for K-12 Internet Security

DeepNines Technologies and SurfControl have partnered to provide an integrated, CIPA-compliant security solution for K-12 schools. The system is designed to go two steps beyond traditional filtering to help prevent students from visiting sites deemed inappropriate by school and district administrators....

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Wren Updates Video Management System

Wren has updated its video surveillance software for the Wren Video Management System (VMS) to version 3.0. Wren VMS is a security system designed for K-12 schools....

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Ace-Comm Provides Managed Mobility for Project K-Nect

Yesterday we reported on the launch of Project K-Nect, an initiative of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction that provides smart phones and service free of charge to at risk students to help increase their performance in school. We've learned since then that the project will incorporate security technologies from Ace-Comm in the phones....

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Blue Lane Debuts VirtualShield for VMware

Blue Lane Technologies has released a new security utility for VMware called VirtualShield. The tool, developed in cooperation with VMware, is designed to provide protection for the VMware Infrastructure 3 platform....

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Promisec Spectator Expands Agentless Endpoint Security

Security solutions provider Promisec has unveiled a new version of its Promisec Spectator Professional, an endpoint security management suite. The latest version adds support for Windows Vista and includes performance and feature enhancements as well....

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GTG Releases Secure Disc Standalone

Global Technologies Group has released SecureDisc Standalone, a utility for encrypting the contents of CD and DVD media....

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