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Morgan County School System Implements Secure Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Georgia’s Morgan County School System has implemented a secure virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to enable its students and staff to access their personal desktops from any computer.

When Morgan County School System was considering options for updating its IT system, administrators chose to implement VMware View as their VDI platform. Virtualization enables the school system to offer a greater level of service to its students and staff, without the need to hire more IT staff. With VDI, IT administrators can manage and update desktops and applications for all students and staff from a central location.

The school system had already been using Trend Micro Enterprise Security for Endpoints and chose to use that solution to secure its new VDI platform. The transition to virtualization was made easier because the Trend Micro solution automatically adjusts its security to extend protection to virtual desktops. It is powered by Trend Micro Smart Protection Network Infrastructure, which is designed to block threats in real time and prevent them from reaching the campus network.

"The introduction of our VMware VDI platform has gone very smoothly," said Jay Cawley, director of technology for Morgan County Schools. "Trend Micro is the first to market with a VDI-aware endpoint security product, which made it an easy choice for us."

Morgan County School System is located near Atlanta. It comprises four campuses and serves 3,300 students with 2,000 PCs and laptops.

More information about Trend Micro Enterprise Security for Endpoints is available from trendmicro.com.

About the Author

Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at leilameyer@gmail.com.

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