Georgia District Selects Tripwire To Help Manage IT Configurations System-wide


Tripwire has recently announced a deal with Gwinnett County Public Schools aimed at helping the district manage its IT configurations and ensure compliance with current change control processes.

According to the announcement, the district will deploy Tripwire Enterprise to detect unauthorized changes to its systems. The platform will allow Gwinnett to monitor Active Directory, as well as servers and databases throughout the district. The new capability is expected to help minimize system outages, account lockout, and security breaches, among other things.

"Gwinnett County citizens highly value the important role education plays in building a thriving, diverse community and strongly support the school system's pursuit of excellence," said Scott Futrell, CIO, at Gwinnett County Public Schools, in a prepared statement. "For this reason, we chose Tripwire as our de facto standard for ensuring our IT systems attain and retain a known state. Tripwire has helped Gwinnett improve our change control processes, effectively supporting administrators, teachers and students in their pursuit of excellence in education through optimal system availability and reliability."

Other features of the platform include internal process support, allowing users to modify system policies; customizable "change detection," giving administrators the ability to specify when and what to audit; and a range of system and compliance reporting capabilities.

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