REDWOOD CITY, CA / COXS CREEK, KY, May 23, 2013 – AVAST Free for Education now protects the classwork of St. Gregory School, one of the top schools in Kentucky and in the nation.
St. Gregory School is a Catholic school located in Nelson County, Kentucky, with an enrollment of 160 students in grades Pre-K through 8. With small classes, individualized instruction, an experienced, caring staff, and a high level of parental involvement, St. Gregory School provides an optimum learning environment for its students.
To create a secure technology infrastructure for its students and teachers, St. Gregory School recently installed AVAST’s Endpoint Protection Suite on every computer on their campus.
“Our standardized test scores exceed those required for National Blue Ribbon School designation, which academically places the school in the top 15% of all schools across the United States,” said Reverend Paul Eve. “Forty percent of our students tested this year have qualified to participate in Duke University's prestigious TIP Program for Gifted and Talented Students.”
To safeguard their teachers’ and students’ work as well as the infrastructure of the school, St. Gregory selected avast! Endpoint Protection Suite. Reverend Eve said that AVAST helps the school maintain high-quality standards across its entire computing environment. He went on to say that he is thankful to AVAST for offering their market-leading security solutions for free so that theirs and other schools can spend their funds on important education programs.
The AVAST Free for Education program enables educational institutions in the USA to receive business-grade IT security software for free. Since its launch, the popular program has protected over 2.2 million computers and servers belonging to over 1,600 education institutions. For more information or to apply, visit: www.avast.com/education.
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2. Several browser alternatives exist, but we at AVAST use and recommend Chrome, as we find it to be the most-secure option available.