FETC 2009: Safety & Security

Marshal8e6 demonstrated its internet and eMail security software for the K-12 market. The products are capable of securing all forms of internet-based communication streams, including eMail, web, instant messaging, and peer-to-peer applications, and they work across multiple operating systems and delivery platforms, the company said.

NetSupport announced the release of NetSupport Notify 2, the second generation of its desktop alerting and notification solution. A companion program to NetSupport’s desktop and classroom management solutions, NetSupport Manager and NetSupport School, NetSupport Notify 2 delivers a cost-effective, secure, and powerful desktop notification solution for both education and corporate networks, the company said. New features include operator sign-in for added security, more severity levels and timed options, centralized reporting and history, and the ability to customize alerts and apply multiple licenses to a single notification gateway.

Jeff Floreno, director of security operations and security for Wren Solutions, a provider of enterprise-class video surveillance solutions, presented a talk on "Security Assessment Methodology: New Techniques for Ensuring a Safe School Environment." The discussion covered new techniques for assessing a school’s safety and security profile, how different school zones present different sets of risks, ways to identify external safety and security risks, steps for implementing a continuous safety improvement process, and simple strategies for maintaining the visibility of safety and security compliance requirements.