School Security :: August 12, 2008

Security Spotlight

Data Breach in Tennessee Uncovered a Year after It Happened

A school district in Tennessee found itself scrambling to communicate with the parents of several thousand students after one student discovered that a security incident had occurred nearly a year earlier, but had never been reported to the district....

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School Security News

Dallas County Schools To Implement First Phase of Safety and Security Program

Dallas County Schools has awarded MDI a contract to begin implementing the first phase of a school safety and security program within school facilities. That includes centralizing safety and security operations into the county school district's headquarters building. It will include the installation of security technology such as infrared detectors, biometric fingerprint readers, integrated time and attendance, and networked IP and wireless video surveillance....

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Fargo District Deploys Computer Management and Monitoring Technologies

Fargo Public School District will be implementing NetSupport School (NSS), a classroom management program that allows the teacher or media instructor to control website access and record computer activities. The district has 14 public elementary schools, three middle schools, and two high schools, as well as an alternative high school. Enrollment is around 11,000, and district employs about 1,000 people....

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Small California District Installs Cisco Communications Platform

St. Helena Unified School District (SHUSD), located in Northern California, has finished installing a Cisco IP-based unified communications solution that provides voice, video, mobility and presence services to 1,500 K-12 students, their families, and 250 district employees. The district worked with Stamford, CT-based MTM Technologies on the installation, which replaced a seven-year-old PBX that was frequently unreliable. The project took three months to complete....

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IBM Unveils New Software Designed To Streamline eDiscovery

IBM has announced the release of new Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software specifically designed to meet the needs of clients dealing with complex legal discovery requirements. The eDiscovery solutions expand on IBM's ECM platform and are intended to give organizations greater control of digitally stored documents in an effort to reduce costs and streamline the discovery process involved in litigation....

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Waterford Releases E-mail Archiving Software for K-12

Waterford Technologies has announced new education pricing for its MailMeter Archive software for K-12 schools. MailMeter is an e-mail and file archive management solution....

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Reflex Security Releases Virtual Security Center

Reflex Security has released Reflex Virtual Security Center (VSC). The solution is intended to enhance security by providing greater visibility and control over virtualized environments and integrates with Reflex Security's Reflex Virtual Security Appliance (VSA), as well as with VMware's VirtualCenter....

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Skyward Debuts K-12 Mass Notification System

Software developer Skyward has launched a new mass notification system designed specifically for K-12 schools. Dubbed Skylert, the system is also designed to integrate with Skyward's Family Access system....

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