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Gwinnett County Public Schools Standardizes On Tripwire Enterprise For Configuration Control


In support of excellence across the county’s educational system, Gwinnett County leverages Tripwire to ensure system availability and compliance to change control processes

Tripwire, a leader in configuration assessment and change auditing for physical and virtual environments, today announced that Gwinnett County Public Schools has selected Tripwire Enterprise to help it ensure control of IT configurations across its systems. Gwinnett’s IT team selected Tripwire Enterprise to ensure system availability and compliance to its change control processes.

"Gwinnett County citizens highly value the important role education plays in building a thriving, diverse community and strongly support the school system’s pursuit of excellence," said Scott Futrell, CIO, at Gwinnett County Public Schools.  "For this reason, we chose Tripwire as our
de facto standard for ensuring our IT systems attain and retain a known state. Tripwire has helped Gwinnett improve our change control processes, effectively supporting administrators, teachers and students in their pursuit of excellence in education through optimal system availability and reliability."

Tripwire Enterprise provides Gwinnett Public Schools with the ability to detect unauthorized changes to its systems, helping its IT staff to proactively avoid unplanned downtime. Gwinnett County IT staff was particularly interested in Tripwire’s support for Active Directory and the ability to monitor it for changes. Undesired changes to directory services can cause serious problems including logon failure and account lockout, security and compliance-policy breaches, application failures, and service outages. 

Yet, Gwinnett County Public Schools knew that improving system-wide change control processes required Tripwire Enterprise beyond Active Directory.  Today they leverage Tripwire to help them implement world-class change control across their IT systems – across servers, Active Directory, and databases. Initial benefits from Tripwire include increased system availability and more effective change control supported by data-such as who is making changes-that allow IT management to ensure processes are followed.  

About Gwinnett County Public Schools

Gwinnett County Public Schools, located in the metro-Atlanta area, is the largest school system in Georgia and continues to grow as the system has welcomed about 4,000 new students for the 2007-08 school year. One of every five Gwinnett County residents is a GCPS student. The finest teachers in the profession, involved parents, and a supportive community are key elements in the school system’s quest to become a system of world-class schools. For more information, please visit:


About Tripwire, Inc.

Tripwire helps over 6,000 enterprises worldwide reduce security risk, attain compliance and increase operational efficiency across virtual and physical environments. With its industry leading configuration assessment and change auditing software solutions, IT organizations achieve and maintain configuration control. Tripwire is headquartered in Portland, Ore. with offices worldwide. http://www.tripwire.com/.

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