Education IT and security professionals need to protect sensitive information and ensure the ongoing operation of critical systems. In addition to research data, institutions may also have highly confidential information like student social security numbers, patient records and credit card data. To maintain staff, student and public trust, it is critical to ensure system uptime and prevent information theft or tainting. Unlike most industries, the education sector is seeing a rapid expansion of laptops and mobile devices entering the network. With these come a dramatic increase in the likelihood of malicious software entering the educational enterprise.
Bouncer is designed to protect these types of volatile systems across such a dynamic environment. Using the Trusted Change features of Bouncer, policies can be developed that allow multiple degrees of security for disparate groups, such as teachers and students. Profiles can be established that allow teachers to be protected without interfering with their ability to add programs as needed, yet student laptops or laboratory desktops can be completely locked down against a gold standard or pre-determined software baseline. Using Bouncer, re-imaging malware-infedcted system becomes a thing of the past. Restoring images to the gold standard at the end of the school year is no longer necessary. And you can finally inventory the applications installed in your environment to ensure software license compliance.