NetSupport School is used throughout educational establishments across the globe. With the level of desktop control and management available within the product, protecting its configuration and use is key to delivering the best possible standard of instruction, without the fear that the technology is open to abuse.
NetSupport School features a wealth of security features to ensure its correct and authorised use:
- Apply a unique “security key” to make your copy of NetSupport School incompatible with other copies of the software.
- Restrict connectivity across the enterprise to only systems carrying a matching software licence.
- Secure Tutor profiles, each allowing customised levels of functionality as required.
- Use Active Directory profiles to limit which users are able to run the NetSupport School Tutor or Technicians’ software.
- Use Active Directory profiles to force approved configurations for both Tutor and Client software installations.
- Control the access to (and use of) portable media devices within the classroom.
- Automatically re-apply a classroom session and restrictions on reboot of a student computer.
The Windows Tech Console (V11+) also allows you to apply security policies. All PCs can be checked against a pre-defined set of policies, instantly identifying any computers that are without, for example, anti-virus, Windows updates or internet protection. In addition, a Policy Management tool allows for NetSupport School restrictions to be defined and applied across the school permanently.
A security key can be set that will ensure only Tutors and Students with matching keys are able to connect (this must be set at both the Tutor and the Student).
NetSupport School allows multiple Tutor Profiles for different Tutor users, each with a pre-defined set of options. On starting the Tutor program, if multiple profiles have been created a dialog is displayed that allows the user to select which profile to use. The main benefit of creating a profile is to be able to store ready-made lists of approved/restricted applications, websites, keywords, layouts, surveys, client lists, group lists, the location for storing test results, exams and class lists; rather than have the user create these at the start of each lesson.
The Device Control feature allows the Tutor to protect against external sources during a Lesson. The Tutor can prevent data from being copied to or from USB devices and CD/DVD drives. In addition, the Tutor can provide read-only access, allowing Students to view files from devices but prevents them from copying files to them.