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School Uses Administration Tools to Safeguard Data With Minimal Cost and Effort

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Executive Summary

YES Prep Public Schools is a model of success. Founded in 1998 to increase the number of low-income students in Houston. The school district needed to centrally manage encryption. One of which is 30 miles from the central administration office where the IT department is located - it is not feasible for the lean IT team to provide regular on-site support. They wanted to safeguard data on teacher and lab computers in case the devices were stolen or lost but had minimal budget and a small IT team. By using the BitLocker drive encryption feature in the Windows 7 Enterprise operating system they can easily encrypt data on its 3,000 laptops and desktops, while minimizing IT team efforts, teacher disruptions, and costs.

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