Skanix AS is a company founded on a Norwegian
Swedish development work. The cooperative work developed the security software
in a governmental project with the education authorities of Oslo, the Capital of
Norway. Skanix AS is now continuing this cooperative work in both international
sales and product development.
The company has premises at Hønefoss in Norway
where the administration and international sales are situated. The technical
development and software maintenance are located at Knivsta in Sweden. This
fully understates that Skanix AS is a truly Nordic venture company with joint
effort and results.
Skanix® offers a product range of
security and network management software. Our software helps users to
maintain their computer's preferred setup, establish full control over the
computers usage, and gives your administrative personnel the possibility to
control your working environment.
Control your Computer
Control your Network
Our solutions have proven to be motivating for the
use of IT as many annoying problems and situations are avoided.
||If you are having problems with computer settings beeing changed without your approval, viruses or unwanted desktop changes, Skanix® Illusion will solve your problem. Skanix® Illusion is a product restoring to the predefined computer setup on every startup, offering a broad range of flexibility and configurability.
Skanix® Illusion for Windows
is a transparent desktop protection software which offers high
degree of flexibility for the user. It is used in many schools for
simplifying computer maintenance and it's ease of use is reducing
cost and time for system administrators.
How it works?
Illusion is a filter that keeps track of all your file and registry
changes. Just install Skanix® Illusion, activate it and it will
automatically protect your original file setup by restoring all file
changes done every time you reboot the computer.
Skanix® Illusion features
Illusion protects the entire main hard drive partition and can
easily be configured to protect other existing partitions on the
Illusion supports open processes for Anti-virus updates and similar
programs without having to be deactivated.
Illusion allows open processes to accept data updates, but does not
give permission to rename or delete the files. In addition it
supports pending files, i.e. files that are updated during reboot,
without having to deactivate.
Illusion supports open directories to allow file and document
Illusion supports specified file restrictions inside the open
directories, denying executable files, mp3 files etc. from being
Illusion and other components may be controlled remotely over a
network using the Skanix® Network Suite.
Illusion supports open registry keys in a protected registry.
Illusion supports remote deployment without having to deactivate the
When using the
computer protected by Skanix Illusion, the result will be:
- Erasing a
file means that it will seem to be removed, but it is just an
- Moving a
file means that it will seem to be moved, but it is just an
- Copy a file
and it will seem to be copied, but it is just an illusion!
desktop backgrounds, moving shortcuts etc. will seem to work, but it
is just an illusion!
Skanix® Network Suite
Skanix® Network Suite comprises of 3 products. A
Network Client installed in each workstation, a Crossroad Server keeping track of all clients, their identifications and IP-addresses and a
Network Manager that either control the whole Network or a specific subnet (Classroom Manager).
||Do you need a tool to administrate or control networked PCs in a school- or classroom environment, Skanix® Network Suite is the solution!
Skanix® Classroom Manager provides functionality for the teacher to have control over the computer usage in a classroom environment. The teacher can get thumbnails, block computers, control internet access, control programs and more.
Skanix® Network Manager is used to organize the computers in your school environment. Offers central control over computers running Skanix Illusion, apply technical tasks to several computers at the same time, scheduled operations and more.
Easy to use:
What is Skanix Network Manager?
In Network Manager all clients connected to the crossroad server
will be displayed. You may make your own structure of them in
groups and subgroups in an unlimited leveled tree structure.
Just make the tree and drag the workstations into the
corresponding group. In Network Manager you may then work on
whole Network, Groups or Individual workstations or combinations
just by marking the receivers with a mouse click. The structure
can be saved and used from any workstation connected to the
How it works?
- Install Crossroad server on a server
(or XP station) in the network. It must have a fixed IP.
- Install manually or by deployment
the Network Client on all workstations. When restarted and
connected to the network each workstation will display in the
Crossroad Server within same subnet. If not in the same subnet
the IP-address of the server or its Name must be implemented in
the client information on deployment.
- When connecting the Network Manager
to Crossroad server all workstations will be displayed there and
you may then do your wanted manipulations.
When a workstation connects to
Network Manager the crossroad server gives the manager all
connecting data. Then the manager can communicate directly
with the client in each workstation. Through this dialog the
manager can do operations on the workstations marked and
receive information from the workstation.
What operations can be made on a workstation?
- Network manager can display
the configuration and online situation of any
- You may control the on/off
and setup of Illusion on marked workstations
- You can wake up and turn off
any station (if WOL is activated).
- You can deploy installations
both manually and automatically through exceptions and
msi-installations on boot.
- You can log on/log off users
and by this executing certain scripts.
- You can define and implement
time activated operations on workstations
- You can maintain
automatically antivirus and other security applications.
- You can display the
thumbnail mosaic of all screen of marked workstations
- You can Zoom and save any
thumbnail if wanted
- You can be informed of which
application that have focus on the workstation.
- You can define and implement
IP-/URL policies restricting internet and addressed
- You can restrict and control
regardless of what connection the workstation has to
- You can define and implement
control of allowed applications
- You can broadcast your
screen and messages to marked workstations
- You can take control and
work cooperative on any marked workstation
- You can define personal
control acceptations for any user
Easy to use:
- Install Crossroad server on
a server (or XP station) in the network. It must have a
- Install manually or by
deployment the Network Client on all workstations. When
restarted and connected to the network each workstation
will display in the Crossroad Server within same subnet.
If not in the same subnet the IP-address of the server
or its Name must be implemented in the client
information on deployment.
- When connecting the Network
Manager to Crossroad server all workstations will be
displayed there and you may then do your wanted
Network maintenance and software
deployment can be made on workstations that are restricted to
perform a restore to a functional configuration during a reboot. You
may configure the workstations to an exam, restricting the access
points and websites to exam connection only. The configuration is
very fast and easy on time consumption. You will save time and
Skanix® Illusion Wiz |
||If you are having problems with standalone computers in a home or business environment, settings being changed without your approval, viruses or unwanted desktop changes, Skanix® Illusion Wiz will solve your problem. Skanix® Illusion Wiz is a product restoring to the predefined computer setup on every startup, offering a broad range of flexibility and configurability.
Skanix Illusion Wiz will take care of your document areas, and also ensure that files accidentially removed during a restore can be recovered later.
Skanix Illusion is now better than ever and works on
Windows 7, 32/64 bit. The management system, Network Suite, has also been
reworked to suit any need regarding Technical maintenance and Classroom
surveillance including control during tests and exams.
Skanix Network Suite Light includes the following components:
- Skanix Illusion
- Skanix Illusion Manager
- Skanix Crossroad Server
- Skanix Network Client
Skanix Illusion Manager is used to control Skanix Illusion on a number of computers in a network. Skanix Crossroad Server, small server component, must be installed on a local server, Skanix Network Client installed together with Skanix Illusion on student/user computers. The Skanix Illusion Manager is used by the technician to control the Illusion settings, activate/inactivate Illusion, and a number of other functions.
It is the same as Skanix Network Manager, except that the features IP Policy, Program Controller, Thumbnails and Screenshot are not included. The module “Classroom Manager” is also removed.
Download demos and evaluation versions
Download demos and evaluations versions to most of our products:
Download manuals to all of our products. These are written in the Adobe Portable Document format (pdf) and requires the Acrobat Reader.
When you buy a Skanix product, you initially get one year of maintenance included. This maintenance can be extended, by paying a renewal fee each year. The maintenance includes the rights to get updates for the product initially licenses, and also to receive support for this. By having this maintenance active, the customer are ensured to be able to get the latest version at all time. We do not charge any upgrade fees. So when we went from XP->Vista->Win7, customer with maintenance got access to those new versions without paying anything extra than maintenance. Please have a look at the text below, describing this.
Price per license is found by taking the total number of license the customer will have of this exact product after the sale (adding existing and new licenses). A new license includes one year of free maintenance from date of purchase, that is access to software updates and support. For the customer to have future software updates available, a maintenance fee must be paid each year, and continuously paid from the initial license.
If a customer stops the maintenance at some point, and later asks for updates to software/restart the maintenance agreement, the customer must pay for the whole gap in maintenance since it was canceled, until it covers the date of request. The maximum price will be the cost for a new license, if that is lower price than adding up years without maintenance.
Maintenance is sold per full year, starting from the initial license order date + 1 year.
Skanix will only provide software updates, and handle support cases, for customers having a valid maintenance contract.