Pandora Gives Away Computer Security Tools


Security software developer Pandora Corp. has launched a new program for K-12 called "PC Pandora's Safe Schools." Through the program, schools and districts can receive free software designed to monitor and control student activities on their computers.

The program will provide $100,000 worth of Pandora software (PC Pandora) to individual school districts in the United States and $10,000 worth of software to private and charter schools. The aim of the program, according to Pandora, is to keep students "safe from online predators and cyberbullying and keep ... school machines safe from illegal file sharing."

PC Pandora is a desktop application that provides monitoring and control functionality for teachers and parents and also incorporates filtering and blocking features for banned websites and file sharing applications.

In order to receive the software, district administrators need to request it (via the link below) and provide an IT liaison to coordinate the installation. Pandora will provide the IT liaison with download links and activation codes, as well as a tutorial on the software. PC Pandora is only available for Windows-based systems.

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