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NetSupport Protect v2 Desktop Security

London, UK – 11th October 2011 – Education software specialist NetSupport is delighted to announce updates to two of its core education solutions.

The technical landscape within the modern learning environment is continually evolving, offering students an increasingly wide range of inspiring computing opportunities. This presents educators with the challenge of ensuring that classroom technology is effectively managed and maintained, that the learning experience is enhanced through the use of technology, not impacted by students who prefer to ‘experiment’ with the equipment rather than focus on the task in hand.

For over 22 years, NetSupport has consistently delivered the tools schools need to meet these challenges and with the latest updates to desktop security and content protection solution, NetSupport Protect, combined with a new version of Mac® and Linux-compatible classroom monitoring product, NetSupport Assist, the company continues its commitment to providing education with relevant and cost-effective software that guarantees to maximise ROI.


Designed to help educational sites protect their Windows operating systems and desktops from unwanted or malicious changes, NetSupport Protect 2 provides a secure, reliable and productive computer environment ideal for shared use systems.

ICT staff can create a secure desktop environment where system configuration and access from external sources are protected: where students can utilise available applications but are shielded from system resources and the temptation of investigating the workings of the desktop.

NetSupport Protect version 2 offers a fresh user experience with a restyled interface, designed to ensure that lockdown features can be accessed with the minimum of effort, combined with enhanced support for Windows 7 and 64bit platforms.

NetSupport Protect 2 integrates transparently with NetSupport’s Windows classroom management solution, NetSupport School, ensuring students are restricted from amending the configuration of their computers, while at the same time, teachers have full access as soon as they connect to the target computer remotely.


Launched in Spring 2011, NetSupport Assist - classroom instruction and monitoring software for Linux and Mac® platforms - responds to the growing use of this technology within the modern classroom, providing teachers with a powerful combination of monitoring, presentation and collaboration tools that help with the effective delivery of computer-led lessons.

The introduction of Assist saw NetSupport become the first classroom management software vendor to offer compatible solutions across Windows (NetSupport School), Mac® and Linux environments.

The latest version, v1.03, includes support for the Mac OS X Lion operating system and adds to the product’s existing language support for English, German, French, Italian and Spanish with a fully localised Japanese interface.

Commenting on the dual product launch, NetSupport’s Development Director, Rob Hawkins, said: “With these two product updates, NetSupport confirms its continued commitment to delivering best-of-breed and current desktop support and management solutions to its education customers.

“As an efficient endpoint security solution, NetSupport Protect 2 has all the angles covered. The ability to protect and lock down a desktop computer to avoid unwanted or malicious changes maintains operational efficiency and safeguards business critical content. However, if the worst happens and an error does occur, the product’s integrated hard disk protection and rollback technology can be called upon to restore the system in full, quickly and transparently.

“Our Windows-based classroom management technology is already well established in the Japanese market and we are now delighted to be able to provide a fully localised version of NetSupport Assist, ensuring that whatever platform is in use, teachers have the appropriate software to help manage and monitor their classroom systems. As with all our products, we are continually looking to extend the functionality and range of supported languages, and customers can expect some exciting updates to NetSupport Assist’s feature set in coming months.”

With over 9,500,000 systems worldwide supported by its technology, NetSupport’s range of complementary software solutions offer the perfect solution to safeguard your technology investment. You can learn more and download a free trial by visiting

About NetSupport

Headquartered in the UK, NetSupport has been delivering market-leading remote control and desktop management software solutions since 1989.

The product range includes the highly successful NetSupport Manager remote control and PC management application; NetSupport DNA, offering advanced enterprise asset management; web-based ITIL-compliant incident management solution NetSupport ServiceDesk; NetSupport School, the leading interactive classroom and training software solution for Windows and NetSupport Notify, its mass notification and desktop alerting tool.

NetSupport solutions and their derivatives are sold worldwide and enjoy market-leading status in many countries, with an install base exceeding nine million desktops. NetSupport is recognised as one of the fastest growing technology companies in the EU and was recently awarded Education ICT Exporter of the Year at the BETT Awards, and became winners of the Network Computing awards for the third consecutive year. NetSupport is a member of BESA.

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