Clinton Public Schools Signs Three-Year Contract for Security Service
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Massachusetts-based Clinton Public Schools has signed a three-year contract with QED Connect, an information security company. Clinton will implement Omni Manager, an online service, to provide Internet filtering, monitoring and reporting on 250 computers district-wide. After an initial implementation in the high school labs, Omni Manager's contract was expanded to cover the district's middle school and library computer labs. The service filters what websites students can access, and Clinton's staff can view student Internet activity in real time.
"Omni Manager has significantly increased visibility into our Internet environment," said Kathy Fahy, technology coordinator at Clinton High School. "The ability to see where a student has been over the course of a day, or even all week, is very useful for us. Omni Manager tracks the students' entire pattern of activity down to every last detail, which makes it easier for us to address potential problems."
Omni Manager is a Web-hosted software application that includes e-mail and Internet filtering and blocking, antivirus, instant messaging management, asset tracking, application usage monitoring, and policy management.
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