PORTLAND, Ore., & LANGENTHAL, Switzerland – Feb. 1, 2007 – Today GenevaLogic launched Protect-On2, the newest version of its student computer security software. With Protect-On2, teachers can save and restore the original configuration of classroom computers, avoiding viruses, frustrating downtime or unwanted downloads with a quick restart. Founded in 1996, GenevaLogic is a privately held company whose Vision® classroom management software is used in more than 50,000 classrooms worldwide.
"We want teachers to be able to take full advantage of the power of computers to support instruction," said Kirk Greiner, chief executive officer, GenevaLogic. "Protect-On2 is easy to install and manage, providing teachers with the confidence that classroom computers will be ready for students to use 100 percent of the time."
Using Protect-On2, teachers can roll back virus damage and unwanted changes that students may have made to classroom computers. With a simple restart, computers are back to normal with no damage, downloads or games. ProtectOn2 allows teachers to remotely reboot, change settings or wake the student computers and schedule unprotected time for system changes, such as virus protection updates. The computer security software saves teachers valuable time that in the past was spent changing security settings on individual computers.
"Before we added ProtectOn to the computers in our labs, I was re-imaging hard drives at least once a month," said Shannon Thurston, director of technology, Fast Forward Charter High School, Logan, Utah. "Now with ProtectOn, our labs practically take care of themselves. We haven´t had any downtime, and I haven´t had to deal with any viruses, malware or malicious users. All I do is restart the computer, and everything goes back to the way it was."
While Protect-On2 is available as a stand-alone product, it can also be easily integrated with Vision classroom management software. Easy one-button integration with the Vision toolbar makes it simple to open the security console and manage security settings. Teachers can also use the Vision dashboard to keep track of which computers have active security and are protected in the classroom. The Protect-On2 console can be opened from the Vision dashboard to change settings.
Protect-On2 runs on Windows 2000 or higher. The most affordable fully featured computer protection available, Protect-On2 is available for $11 per student computer, including the teacher remote console. For more information or to download a trial version of Protect-On2, visit www.GenevaLogic.com/Protect-On2
GenevaLogic (www.GenevaLogic.com) has one passion: enabling educators to manage, control and optimize the use of technology to support teaching and learning. Founded in 1996, with headquarters in Langenthal, Switzerland, and Portland, Ore., the privately held company is an international leader in active teaching systems whose Vision classroom management software is used in more than 50,000 classrooms worldwide. The company´s education software solutions – Vision, App-Control, Surf-Lock, Pointer, Plan-It, Protect-On, Print-Limit and Print-Limit Pro – allow schools, universities and training centers to get more learning value from their technology investments. For more information, visit www.GenevaLogic.com