Fortres Grand Corp. has provided educational institutions, libraries and other institutions with tools that help maintain PCs for public access, while preventing inexperienced or malicious users from installing software, accessing restricted files and changing settings. With Fortres 101 Ver-sion 4.1 for Win-dows 2000 and Windows Me, Fortres provides a complete Windows security solution for PCs that are at risk for tampering.
Fortres 101 enables varying security levels for any number of user groups, such as teachers, students and administrators, through its Fortres Central Control module. The plug-in module lets administrators match security preferences to specific user groups or single users. This eliminates the hassle of changing those features for each individual group member. Administrators can deploy security configuration changes over the network without rebooting or logging out, allowing a given class of students immediate access to a file or application that is normally off-limits. In addition, Fortres 101 will support and secure third-party Internet filtering. Fortres Grand Corp., Plymouth, IN, (800) 331-0372, www.fortres.com.
This article originally appeared in the 11/01/2001 issue of THE Journal.