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Public Computer Lockdown and Fortres Grand

At the end of last month, I posted about locking down the public computers [1] in our new youth lobby. I’ve found a new possible software solution, that seems to be comparable to Faronics DeepFreeze [2] in some respects, but may have some additional useful features. This one is from a company called Fortres Grand [3] and there are three different pieces of software that might be useful in some combination:

This is just my first impression of this company’s programs. They offer demo versions of all three, and when time allows I will likely grab them and try them out now that the computers for this purpose have arrived. I still need to unbox and set them up, which will likely happen next week at some point. Fortres also offers a Central Control [7]product to control their Fortres 101 and Clean Slate software remotely, which looks promising but is also probably overkill for our environment. Unlike Deep Freeze, which must be the Enterprise version to support central management, this solution appears to be an add-on purchase that we could buy down the road when we expand.

Do any readers have any past experience with Fortres Grand software to share?

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4 Comments To "Public Computer Lockdown and Fortres Grand"

#1 Pingback By I’m Still Here On April 27, 2007 @ 11:19 pm

[…] up, new specialized computers still need to be configured (I’ve started testing the demo of Fortres Grand lockdown software and it looks pretty good so far, details coming); you know, the usual and then some.  (Oh yeah, […]

#2 Comment By Gary Sanford On May 3, 2007 @ 5:00 pm

We’ve used both Driveshield and Clean Slate. Not very happy with either. Because MS changed their Windows Update routine, CS no longer allows that. A-V can be configured and still works. This week, Fortres Grand had a server failure and all copies we had running (120+) started giving authentication errors. F-G is still working on it and initially their tech support was very vague about either the cause or a fix.

For now, we are looking for other solutions. Definitely a mixed bag.

#3 Trackback By Lakeview Information Technology On July 31, 2007 @ 7:38 am

Windows SteadyState Lockdown and the Youth Internet Café…

Our new youth facility now has a four-computer internet café. I’ve already written twice about my plans and research leading up to implementation, specifically about computer lockdown software. A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned briefly that we …

#4 Comment By Miles On February 3, 2010 @ 4:13 am

I’m gunna just stick with deep freeze