We have been using Deep Freeze probably from 14 years. Students pull down and store videos, get in viruses and malware stuff during their class. When that machine shuts down at the end of the day, next day when it starts all the unwanted stuff goes away and becomes brand new the next day.Tensas Parish School Board (Louisiana)
It is the best security solution for computer labs in high schools. If you are not using Deep Freeze, then you're wasting a lot of your time repairing children's PC problems rather than spending your time in teaching.Jefferson County Public Schools (Kentucky)
We have been using Deep Freeze from 7-8 years in our Mac and Windows lab. It is a tremendous software. Children who like to explore are going to change the background or the settings. But with Deep Freeze in place, the computer is left just as it was earlier with a simple restart.Sunflower County School District (Mississippi)
We have been using Deep Freeze program for 5-7 years and it has made our job so much easier. I can just restart the computers to fix everything that kids had done, and we are back and running within a minute.ATS Project Success (Michigan)
It is absolutely wonderful. We were having so much trouble with children changing desktop settings earlier and with Deep Freeze it is just so nice to be able to get the computer restored. If they have done a lot of changes, I can remove them by logging off and signing back in.Union City School (Tennessee)
This saves me a couple of hours every time there is a need to re-image the computers. It is such a time saver and it allows me to keep the computers clean for students to use.East Career & Technical Academy (Nevada)
We have been using Deep Freeze probably for 8-10 years. It is a great resource for us to have. It helps us keep our devices the way they are supposed to be.Eanes ISD (Texas)
Deep Freeze is a fantastic product that just keeps getting better with Version 7.5. DeepFreeze now caches updates from Microsoft and protects the Master Boot Record, so I have less to worry about as a lab manager. I can also see my Workstation Tasks in a new configuration tab so I can easily manage them. I have been using DeepFreeze for ten years, and wouldn't think of running a lab without it!Providence College
We issue several laptops to our contractors/consultants to work outside the office. Too often, these laptops get infected by viruses or the configuration has been modified by the user. When this happens, the laptop has to be sent back to us and our tech support spends a significant amount of time cleaning the viruses, reformatting or reinstalling software before shipping it back to the user. We discovered Faronics Deep Freeze last year and deployed it to these laptops. Since then, the only thing the user has to do is reboot when they encounter any problem. This saves both the IT Support Department and the End Users a lot of time to be more productive.Wyeth Philippines
Faronics System Profiler has allowed us to efficiently track the hardware and software changes across all of our computers. It's also helped us to plan for IT upgrades and end-of-life transitions.Baker Street Optical Glass Co.
Faronics Anti-Virus has been a godsend with low impact on system resources and a full integration with Deep Freeze to deliver updates without putting Deep Freeze in maintenance mode.Augusta County Public Schools
It gives me peace of mind to know that my district is fully protected both at run time and upon reboot. These two products have simplified our job andBallston Spa Central School District
allowed us to focus on other critical projects.
When we implemented Faronics Deep Freeze and Faronics Anti-Virus, 90% of our IT support tickets decreased instantaneously.Glenpool Public Schools
Layered security is a no-brainer with the number of threats looming around.Glenpool Public Schools
Not only is Faronics Anti-Virus the only solution which is fully compatible with Deep Freeze, but it is also faster, more network efficient and more effective against malware.Ballston Spa Central School District
We originally purchased Deep Freeze to use on twelve public records search machines in our County Clerks offices. These workstations are heavily used and we needed to ensure that the one application that the machines are in place for remained operational at all times. Deep Freeze made this a reality, and gave us complete peace of mind that a reboot would fix anything any user may have done to disrupt operations.Management Information Services County of Cape May
We then deployed Deep Freeze on all of County of Cape Mayâ€™s Police Academy student laptops. These laptops are used by every class which goes through the academy for training, and the trainees needed to be able to save documents to the computer and have them retained across reboots. Deep Freeze allowed us to easily leave the My Documents folder unlocked for the trainees to save their work in. Upon a class completion, getting the laptops ready for the next class was simply a matter of clearing out the My Documents folder. The laptops always came back to us in perfect condition, since anything the trainees did to the laptops was remedied once the laptop was rebooted.
Deep Freeze is a great product--one that we would not be able to manage our computers without! The amount of IT staff time to keep these training laptops and public-access stations up and running has been cut from several calls a week to no calls in over a year.
I am very impressed with Faronics Deep Freeze. I especially like the timed shutdown feature. Now we can have all of the computers in the lab startup with the BIOS and shutdown with Deep Freeze. I messed up everything I could on the computer and restarted the machines and everything was back to normal. In the past we've had to remove administrator settings from the Windows user accounts so the kids wouldn't mess up the computers, but now we can use Deep Freeze and not have to worry about it! Faronics is a great company and I foresee doing business with you again.Cumberland Regional College, SK
Initially, we installed Power Save on two computers and then evaluated it for over a month. In September of 2007, we deployed Power Save campus-wide on all student workstations. Reporting really sealed the deal for us. It makes it easy to associate a dollar value to the energy management methods we have deployed.Howard Community College
... Since we have over 150 workstations running the Insight client, network traffic congestion was a concern of mine. However, once we had everything installed I did not notice any network slowdowns whatsoever...Bangor Township Schools
Deep Freeze and Anti-Executable are crucial to preserving an image determined for mission critical law enforcement systems used 24x7 to ensure reliability and security with minimal downtime and with the least reliance on IT personnel. We currently have a policy that prohibits unauthorized installation of non-department sanctioned/owned software on any department computer. Anti-Executable will serve to increase a userâ€™s productivity by blocking the installation of non-business and harmful files that could prevent the use of a mission critical system.LAPD
Anti-Executable and Deep Freeze will cut down the amount of staff needed to manage the laptops while still keeping them up and running. I have seen all the problems that can occur in a workstation environment, but in a mobile environment, it is completely different because we have less time, staff, and resources to work with â€” and the service level is very important. We are pretty sure Deep Freeze and Anti-Executable will help accomplish our task of having the laptops up and running without requiring any anti-virus or Windows system updates.LAPD
WINSelect has enabled Chautauqua Cattaraugus Library System to easily turn some of our computer workstations into dedicated catalogue machines. WINSelect allows us to easily customize our computer software features through a node tree user interface that is easy to navigate and use. I especially like the ability to limit the websites that users can access. Also, the pricing for WINSelect, just like all Faronics products, was definitely within our budget.<br><br> I really can`t say enough about Faronics--it`s a great company with great products that every library should use!Chautauqua Cattaraugus Library System, Jamestown, New York
Deep Freeze is one of the greatest investments that Philippine School of Business Administration has made to safeguard the configuration and integrity of our computer software programs. Our system administrator couldn`t keep up with all the problems popping up one after another in different computer laboratories before using Deep Freeze. Now, every computer on campus is Frozen solid to protect it from misconfiguration, operating system corruption, unauthorized installation of third-party programs / games, computer virus infections, malware / spyware attacks, and complete system instability. Our system administrator tested the trial version on one computer and subjected it to all types of abuse, but in the end Deep Freeze was able to protect the system`s configuration and stability. He was so impressed with the program that he suggested that we get the Enterprise version and I wisely agreed to make his workload lighter. Thanks to Deep Freeze our system administrator has more time to focus on other IT developments instead of going around in circles fixing computers like a mad repairman. We are now focusing on hardware security since Deep Freeze has practically eradicated our software security issues. I recommend this product to anyone who is in charge of public access computers that need daily maintenance to stay in pristine working condition. Good examples of these environments are Schools, Libraries, Internet Cafes, and Hotels that offer business centers for its clients.Vice President of Finance, Philippine School of Business Administration
I have been using Deep Freeze on my Home PC for the past year and a half, and it has been brilliant! I use my computer for a lot of media-oriented activitiesâ€”photo editing, games, and television. Before using Deep Freeze, my Windows computer would regularly corrupt itself every two weeks. Since using Deep Freeze though, I have never had to reformat or perform tedious system maintenance operations to keep my computer working. Deep Freeze has saved so many hours of my time, and I have never had to worry about viruses either. Excellent work Faronics!
Nexus IT Consultants provides IT consulting to businesses that wish to contract out their computing services. We have a great deal of corporate clients, and we used to spend a lot of time reformatting or cleaning machines whenever users would corrupt Windows or add unwanted files such as music and personal documents, etc. Faronics Deep Freeze has eliminated this problem at one location we have deployed at already--so far we are mightily impressed.Nexus IT Consultants
We use Deep Freeze to protect the integrity of our hotel front desk system. Having computers perform flawlessly helps ensure that both our staff and guests enjoy a fast and stress-free check-in experience. Since the installation and configuration of Deep Freeze, we have had no further IT challenges. Thank you Faronics!Quality Inn - Airport, Sarasota
Deep Freeze is used on 2 PC`s in the lobby of the hotel for guest use. Each computer is rebooted nightly, and since installing Deep freeze we have not experienced any malfunctions with either PC. Deep Freeze is a great little program!Courtyard Marriott Halifax
Deep Freeze Enterprise has been a valuable asset at the Preston Manor City Learning Centre for a good few years now. I undertake the administration of a growing client/server network which provides users with access to leading edge technology. We have a large user base, accommodating schools, colleges, universities, community groups, and even training suite facilities to private companies. Yes, a lot of administration is required looking after a sizable network of PC/Mac OS X clients & servers, but when I discovered DF I just had to get a copy. It does exactly what it claims and I often forget that it is there. It`s silent & effective, and it has saved me valuable time to do other things - it has become part of my ZAK (Zero Administration Kit) - I even use it remotely from the comfort of my home.<br><br>Just `set it and forget it` - I certainly haven`t looked back since. I will continue to use Faronics software across the network - many thanks guys!Preston Manor City Learning Centre, Middlesex
I have had teachers near retirement tell me they were ready to call it quits because of erratic and inconsistent computer software. Not until after last summer when Deep Freeze was installed did they finally remember why they liked to teach. Computer issues sometimes used as much as 20 minutes of a teacherâ€™s 45 minute period before Deep Freeze was deployed.<br><br>Every summer for the past 10 years, we have re-imaged every business lab in preparation for the coming year. Typically, we didnâ€™t finish our last lab until after the new school year had started. Because of Deep Freeze, for the first time in 10 years, we didnâ€™t need to re-image those labs this past summer.San Juan Unified School District, CA
When I worked at the local college we got Deep Freeze in one of our labs as a trial. We liked it so much, every student machine with in a year had Deep Freeze on it. When I took a job as the IT Director at the local High School District, my FIRST purchase was to get Deep Freeze on all the student PCs. The work load as soon as I finished installing it dropped by 75% on the student PCs. And now that we have moved up to the Enterprise version, it makes doing what we have to do in the labs so much faster and easier. One click and I can thaw or unfreeze an entire lab now.Colorado River Union High School District #2, AZ
I've always found Deep Freeze Mac to be a stable and solid program that is invaluable in a lab environment. I was pleased to see that it no longer requires the root account to be enabled for installation and administration. Overall it seems to be more Mac-like which allows much easier installation/configuration. However, the remote administration through ARD is probably the most useful new feature. I can handle difficult installations as long as the product is easy to manage. Thankfully, both the installation and administration have been greatly simplified. Much thanks to the development team for improving an already excellent product.Bob Jones University, SC
I have worked at a public middle school and high school; I got to see your product (Deep Freeze) in action, which worked great in the public school system, where I was an Intern. I am now a Technology Director for Solid Rock Ministries, Inc. We run a private school for kids that struggle in a normal school environment. These kids tinker with every setting under the sun, I have faith knowing all I have to do is restart the computer and its back up and going in no time flat. If we did not have your product in the school we would require more staff to fix and repair careless mistakes and my service calls would be more then I can handle. I have never seen a product work so well in a school environment; you got my business for life.Solid Rock Ministries, IN
Here at Tekserve, New York City's Old Reliable Mac Service Shop, we've explored most every available option for securing our publicly accessible machines. All competing products, including our own hand-crafted solutions, fell by the wayside when we discovered Faronics at Macworld 2006. Deep Freeze Mac with ARD Integration immediately became an invaluable tool for managing our high-traffic demo area. We soon found additional use for Deep Freeze Mac in a variety of special-purpose kiosks. And when Apple introduced BootCamp and the ability to run Windows on Macs, we were delighted to find that Faronics products could protect both platforms of our dual-boot systems with ease.Tekserve
The day after downloading the evaluation copy of Deep Freeze Mac, I purchased your product. I was constantly reinstalling OS X on my computer so I could test on a clean system--with the time your tool has saved, it has already paid for itself. Thanks for making such a great product.FSCreations, Inc.
I have to tell you that your software has worked great for us. Our users are much happier, to judge by the lack of whining in the last year, and we have a much easier time managing our network. We know that if anything goes wrong or seems bizarre with the performance of a computer, all we have to do is reboot. Our teachers are very happy with that because it solves 99% of their problems on the spot. It also frees us (admins) from creating astringent use policies in our network because we know that students can tinker all they want, but every midnight the little polar bear does its magic and makes everything right again. We are very happy with Deep Freeze :)Lab Manager - Physics Department, University of Connecticut
The program has saved time in maintenance of computers and I am very pleased with it. We have found that this program has been very successful for our needs and the response from the clients that access our machines has been very good.
I maintain a school network of around 200 machines of which the high school kids (and staff) have not managed to break ----- not even one! Before Deep Freeze I could not keep up with routine maintenance, let alone extend our tech capabilities. Now it's only the rare hardware failure which causes me to have to do much with our workstations. Your products are excellent, and easy to use. They have increased my productivity remarkably! I'm a real fan ---- and cannot say I've been so impressed with any other software package I use!Days Creek Charter School, Oregon
I must say I am very happy with the performance of your Deep Freeze application. As you may know about six months ago we sold and installed the Deep Freeze solution at Liberty City Charter School in Miami Florida. Since then they have had a reduction in 80% of service calls for their student workstations, allowing more time for other development opportunities. We also installed two licenses for a Ramada Inn Ft Lauderdale business center, no more PC problems with that area either. Is it possible that the Deep Freeze solution is better than an antivirus solution, could that be?Silicon Beach Group
Most people only respond when they are unhappy with a particular product. I thought I would take the time and say thank you for such wonderful software such as Deep Freeze Enterprise. I have been using the software for about a year and a half now and on the one hundred something computers it is installed on, not one has a single virus or spyware problem. Thank you for all the time you have saved me.Williamson County Library, TN
We have been using Deep Freeze on our student computers in our various labs for 3-4 years or so and it is bulletproof!! No cards to add to the system, no special hoops to jump through - just setup the machines the way you want them and then freeze them - that‘s it period. Every restart is a clean, fresh machine and it is impossible to mess them up. Since our labs are open 24 / 7, we have the computers configured to restart at 4am (there are signs on all the computers to alert the students) - users can not stop this reboot - when the machine completes the reboot it is unfrozen for one hour so we can push updates (OS and AntiVirus) - during this time a message is displayed on the monitor saying the computer is unavailable and it also disables the keyboard and mouse. At 5am the computer restarts and it is good to go.<br><br>Prior to discovering Deep Freeze the computer labs were a nightmare and typically had to be re-ghosted every couple of months. Now we can make it a year without touching the computers. It has been a life saver!<br><br> Anti-Executable is a new product for us and is proving just as good as the original product Deep Freeze. We are now testing Anti-Executable on select faculty and staff computers. In the next month or so we will be deploying it to all School-owned computers (within the School of Architecture). Once the machine is setup and you turn on Anti-Executable, it scans the system and then the computer is protected. Nothing can be installed or run if it is not already on the computer. Need to install new software? Turn off the protection, install the software, turn it back on and once again you are protected.<br><br>In the last 4 years or so we have had a couple of times where we needed support for an issue and you were fantastic! We usually had a reply within a few hours and never more than 24 hours. Developers actually worked with us on the issues and stayed with us until the problem was resolved, unlike most companies who just have support people in the front office replying to emails.<br><br>I have and use a lot of hardware and software vendors at this school but there are only two companies I ever recommend - Dell & Faronics.University of South Florida, School of Architecture
We needed a way to lockdown inmate computers at Yakima County jail. After some research, we decided to try Deep Freeze. In the low security area of the jail, inmates are allowed to use the computer workstations until lights out--which leaves them plenty of time to hack a machine. Since using Deep Freeze, we have not had a single breach in any of the protected computers in over two years. Deep Freeze easy to work with, easy to administer, and fairly priced.Yakima County, WA
I had problem with Deep Freeze Enterprise yesterday and phoned your 1-800 tech support. The phone was answered in a timely manner by David. In all the years of dealing with computers and technical support, I have never had such thorough, thoughtful, and helpful aid in dealing with a computer problem. David went far beyond what I expected, by helping me solve my problem and educating me as to the new features of the program. Thanks again!School District 73, Kamloops, BC
Deep Freeze proved to be a real lifesaver in the past when working with Prairieland School Division and now at the library here in Camrose. Keep up the good work.City of Camrose
Deep Freeze es la mejor alternativa a las tarjetas protectoras para todos los equipos con mÃºltiples usuarios. Creo que es esencial para proteger los equipos portÃ¡tiles.Jefatura de Estudios, E.O.I. Mar de ViÃ±as. Tomelloso
I joined the beta program for Deep Freeze Enterprise, and was thrilled that I could now Freeze and Thaw my Deep Freeze machines from a central console. With over one thousand computers, enterprise control was crucial to us. We didn’t want to have to touch each machine every time we needed to perform a system update. The beta of Deep Freeze Enterprise went extremely well, and although we did evaluate some competing products—such as Fortres Clean Slate—we were so impressed by Deep Freeze Enterprise that we quickly purchased the full version when it became available. We’ve been Deep Freeze users ever since.University of Kentucky
Es muy adecuado para el aula de la escuela, ya que a partir de su colocaciÃ³n no ha habido problemas en ningun ordenador.
...Insight is designed for classroom settings to allow a teacher to monitor and/or limit the computer usage of students. We use it for the same purpose but aim it towards our public-access computers...Taylor County Public Library
My extensive testing of Faronics Anti-Executable reveals it to be an excellent product with well thought out features such as the trusted check box in the white list that makes software development possible on a white listed machine. My interaction with your Tech support reveals it to be a world class support organization.Cognetic Systems, Inc.
Implementing Power Save across all our computers has definitely raised awareness among our users. No one wants to waste district resources and certainly we all want to do our part to be environmentally friendly.Coeur D’Alene School District
We’ve had a very positive experience with both Faronics and Power Save. We did review a number of competing solutions, and Faronics Power Save came in on top of all the competitors with a great set of features, within our budget, and the best bang for the buck.Coeur D’Alene School District
As the Educational Technology Liaison, I look forward to finding different ways of utilizing WINSelect in our various computer labs. Every school building in our district has such varied needs that require a lot of time and effort. This application provides us with a powerful yet easy to use tool to better manage our workstations. It allows the technology teachers and me to focus on our core responsibility -- providing instruction, instead of having to resolve complex security issues and getting swamped by desktop troubleshooting.<br><br>I really didn't see any other product out there that was as powerful as WINSelect, yet simple to learn and use. It was also reassuring that Faronics, a name that we were already familiar with, was behind the product.Newburgh Enlarged City School District
WINSelect has empowered our Instructional Technology teachers at each site with centralized control of the computer lab and classroom computer functions...Newburgh Enlarged City School District
Deep Freeze is amazing. UTS computers are now running at 100% capacity and we have confidence all PCs are in a pristine condition upon every reboot. Deep Freeze has also reduced illegal software from being installed on the computers by students. I highly recommend the programme for multi-user environments
Deep Freeze is the best thing since sliced bread. The programme has contributed to a significant reduction of support time and maintenance. All the machines are working perfectly and we are able to focus on other areas of the department
WINSelect has enabled me to eliminate any icons that are not appropriate for certain settings within my school buildings...Newburgh Enlarged City School District
We installed Deep Freeze to reduce the amount of time and money spent on support. As a result of Deep Freeze, we can now give the students full administrative access. The programme is awesome. The teachers and students also think it's fantastic, so everyone is happy
Deep Freeze has reduced our support time by around 50% and our staff now have the opportunity to spend their time on other tasks. The time it takes to build programmes has also been reduced because we do not have to worry about protection and registry entries. It is an excellent programme.
You may not be aware, but public libraries offer internet (and other services like word processing) to the public. As you can imagine the kids (and adults!) love to get in and tweak settings and change things which used to drive us crazy (although we did have a hardware product that offered some protection from sticky fingers!!). The Deep Freeze product is just so much easier to set up and manage. And, we have found that once it is installed and running we don't have to keep revisiting PC's to fix up problems that used to creep through with the hardware solution. Kids love to try and "break" the software on the PC's but with Deep Freeze its just a case of a reboot and the original settings are restored.
The experience gained during the use of this software and the information in the reports will be used to refine energy policies and plans to reach the optimal point for the organization. The experience with the Faronics’ team has been terrific.Caixa Manlleu
Tests demonstrate what a robust product Anti-Executable is, and the entire Faronics team is to be congratulated for creating such an intelligent solution.
We LOVE Deep Freeze.
Rolling it out was easy; we had it up and running within weeks. The deployment was seamless for local IT staff at the various branches and there have yet to be any issues.Softchoice’s Sustainability
I have to congratulate your crew over there on such an intuitive and powerful support tool. DF Enterprise compliments our imaging software completely. In 25 years of data maintenance, I have now seen it all! Re-imaging a lab is now a dream and not a chore! Having the ability to remotely wipe a machine clean means that our students can be ensured of a standardised desktop every time they log on.
Faronics Power Save is an intelligent user- oriented solution that is easy to install, flexible, and contains features that are neededThrane & Thrane
Power Save’s centralized control capabilities along with its enterprise-wide savings reporting gave it the winning edge over the other solutions reviewed.ADT UK
I am the IT Manager for a healthcare provider, with approximately 150 computer users. Our network includes about 100 thin clients that connect to Windows Terminal Servers. I installed Deep Freeze on our Terminal Servers a few weeks ago. The product was very easy to install and use. I have already noticed a dramatic difference in the amount of maintenance required on these systems. Previously a spyware infection caused by software downloads could render one or more servers inaccessible for hours (or even days) while malicious software was removed. Now a simple restart solves the problem, causing minimal interruptions to our business. I would highly recommend this product to other IT departments looking for an easy-to-use solution for maintaining their terminal servers.The Center, Orthopaedic & Neurosurgical Care & Research, OR
I have told a number of I.T. Directors that Faronics makes a great product. One of your best customer retention tools is your Tech Support folks...South Shore Charter Public School
Awesome! Just simply awesome! I just want to say Faronics is doing a great job. I actually promoted the INSIGHT product at my job...Mission Consolidated Independent School District
We're EXCITED to use Deep Freeze on our Internet-facing IIS servers. It gives us PEACE OF MIND to know that, come what may, one reboot and they'll be running again.
We use Faronics Power Save in a school environment; it's made managingthe power consumption of the school's computers a breeze!...Wells High School, Wells, ME
The difference that using Deep Freeze Mac made was huge. Immediately, we saw the amountof support time devoted to our Macs easily cut to 5% of what we had been spending prior toinstalling Deep Freeze. Deep Freeze eliminated 95% of all the software issues we wereencountering so that almost the only difficulties we had were hardware-related
Doncaster College has fully deployed Faronics Power Save with no major issues to report. The improvements in the reporting capabilities of Power Save have been well received...Doncaster College
I was just saying the other day how much I loved Deep Freeze. Our library has public access machines that we were managing by having zenworks images loaded onto them when they became unusable, which was almost a weekly event, taking about 2 hours of IT time. Since installing deep freeze we have had no call outs and not spent one minute of maintenance time there. Even the technologically challenged librarians can power down and power up a PC, all problems solved.
I am convinced that Deep Freeze is the best invention since sliced bread. Now I am even more happy to learn that Faronics has human and courteous customer service.
"We have come to rely on Faronics Deep Freeze. We recently became infected with the Conficker virus, and while many school districts around us took weeks to recover we managed to clean five schools in less than one week. Our only infected machines were the ones that did not have Deep Freeze installed and the latest system updates applied. Faronics’ technical support team was also very quick to respond to my ticket and was spot on with their diagnosis. I recommend your company to my peers on a routine basis."Rutland South Supervisory Union, North Clarendon, VT
I have configured my computer to use it with Deep Freeze and even my program files folder is on a different partition, it really gives me the flexibility I need and I haven't used any antivirus or even a firewall for a year, so I get an even better performance from my machine (768MB of RAM free to use). I really feel more people should use it but don't even know it.
We've had Deep Freeze on our computers for quite a few years now and it has saved me uncountable hours of computer trouble by just being able to reboot the system and start over fresh. I also cannot tell you how many viruses it has also helped avoid in conjunction with our anti-virus program. I also love that Deep Freeze can schedule maintenance periods during our closed hours and automatically start and shut down after the updates are done. This program is wonderful, and I recommend it to anyone who has public accessible computers.Charles J. Rike Memorial Library, Dallas, TX
"I am the sole administrator for our company's Windows domain network, about 15 servers and almost 70 windows workstations scattered around two buildings. I have been here about 15 years. About six years ago, just as we began in earnest to rely on Internet communications to do our business and vicious network attacks from the Internet began to accelerate, I had the good fortune to read a trade magazine article about Faronics Deep Freeze. "Oh, boy," I thought, "This is for me!"I have not been disappointed; in fact, I am pleased almost beyond words. Deep Freeze is installed on almost all our workstations and has spared me daily of countless hours of work and aggravation fixing Windows' issues, both user- and Internet-induced! Having Deep Freeze installed across the enterprise has proven itself to be the virtual equivalent of having another full-time IT employee....easily!Some say a product like Deep Freeze is a nuisance, a work hindrance. Nonsense! Deep Freeze has made enforcing our network policies a breeze! No unwanted spyware! No uninvited malware! No toolbars from Internet companies selling stuff! No unauthorized applications installed! No adventuresome users accidently deleting their Windows folders!Simply stated, I like to paraphrase a slogan made famous by a major credit card company: Deep Freeze. I don't leave home without it!"CO-Op, Los Angeles, CA
Hey!!! I tried Deep Freeze on my PC (with Win XP, etc.) and it works OK!!! This is the first time that I found a real solution against trojans, spyware, etc. Your product is amazing. I recommend it to all of my friends and clients.
Anti-Executable and Deep Freeze do what they advertise. I use these products in a public access environment and they do a good job at keeping the systems clean...Sudbury, ON
I just want to say that Faronics' Technical Support is the best! I contacted support to investigate an issue that I was having and in the time that I was on the phone with support we were not able to resolve the issue. However, the support representative said that he would escalate the issue, and keep me posted. I have received e-mails everyday with updates to my issue. Thank you so much for your world-class service!Stepping Stones Academy
When I first started in my position, we were using another product to "protect" our 150 public lab and classroom PCs. Too bad that even the most unsophisticated user could figure out how to hack it, and I was spending hours each week reimaging machines all over campus. In the summer of 2002, one of my interns recommended Deep Freeze and after downloading the trial version and testing it, we purchased a license and rolled it out that fall. In the more than two years since, I have yet to reimage a machine because somebody hacked it. I highly recommend Deep Freeze to everyone!Augsburg College, Minnesota
Keep up the good work on your product. I still have not seen anything better than Deep Freeze. Please feel free to use my comments. If I gave my full testimonial, it would fill an entire website. Thanks again for making my job so much easier.Rootstown Local School District, Ohio
We love Deep Freeze, and after upgrading to version 6 last year we love it even more! Student-caused technical problems in our labs have dropped to almost zero since we started using Deep Freeze. Also, our staff members love the fact that I can set labs to startup, refresh, and shutdown at specific times. We have one and a half IT positions district-wide, and Deep Freeze pretty much eliminates the time we used to waste in our student labs figuring out and fixing settings issues. Keep up the good work Faronics!Lake County School District #7, Oregon
Our library‘s internet computers run Windows XP Professional and despite the abundance of security features available thru the Microsoft Management Console or MMC, not one feature could prevent or automatically undo documents saved to the desktop or in the My Documents folder. I consulted with computing colleagues and visited various online forums but none of them offered a means to protect the desktop or hard drive from patrons saving their resumes, essays etc. to our computers.<br><br>Once I tried Deep Freeze, I was sold. The gracious 60 day evaluation was not necessary for me to make a decision. The program did precisely what I was looking for and did so without the need for multiple items being checked off first. Deep Freeze is a cinch to install, effortless to use program that returns a workstation to the exact configuration I‘ve set upon restart... no matter who has used it! My first thought was why couldn‘t Microsoft have done this? My second thought was that I‘m glad Faronics did. Deep Freeze is an excellent program and I couldn‘t be happier with it.Stickney-Forest View Public Library District, Stickney, IL
Trinity Valley Community College has four campuses with nearly 550 lab computers, and every campus runs Faronics Deep Freeze on their lab computers. In fact, any of the computer labs that fall under our care must have Faronics Deep Freeze installed. Our computer technicians love it; it's the only way they can manage the labs in addition to the user computers. Deep Freeze seriously reduces the number of support calls we receive.The lab monitors have learned they can reboot and fix 99% of the issues. We absolutely love Deep Freeze and cannot imagine running our labs without it.Trinity Valley Community
Deep Freeze is working wonderfully! Now I don't have to "police" our computers all the time for "junk" saved on it by our students.
Everything is going great. Love Deep Freeze! Absolutely love it. I have no complaints.
Montgomery County Department of Job & Family Services was experiencing a number of problems with the computers that were made available for the public to use. We have eight public labs in total, and these labs were only supposed to take up about 25% of our time in terms of maintenance and support. The reality was that we were spending about 75% of our time fixing workstation problems such as spyware, viruses, users deleting icons and files, etc. It was almost a full-time job for one of our staff members.<br /><br />We tried to use Windows Group Policies to lock the computers down, but it didn't work very well. We discovered Faronics Deep Freeze after speaking with a neighboring training center. Since deploying Deep Freeze, things have been great! We were able to reduce our trouble calls on these computers by 90%. Downtime has become virtually zero – the only time we need to deal with those computers now is if there is a hardware problem. This leaves us free to focus on our strategic projects and support the 450 employees that we have.Montgomery County Dept. Job & Family Services Montgomery County, OH
The product is working great. Wish we had it years ago.
Deep Freeze is absolutely wonderful. We have experienced ZERO problems. Your product is one of the few that lives up to the advertising. I love your product.
The program is working great. It certainly has eliminated downloads from the internet. Saving me time and headaches.
I had heard about Faronics Deep Freeze being used by another county agency with great success. I needed a solution for our agency laptops as they were being used in an uncontrolled manner. Users were able to alter their laptop configurations and install unauthorized software, which resulted in the laptops deviating away from their standard configurations. We had to recall the laptops on a regular basis to check them, make any required updates, and sometime re-image them when the damage was too great.<br /><br />Now that Faronics Deep Freeze is installed on the laptops, our IT support team does not need to worry about them. Laptops are only brought in to make regular and quick anti-virus definition updates and install software patches. The fact that these laptops only need to come in every 90 days has made life easier for both the users and the IT support team.Stanislaus County, CA
Deep Freeze has been excellent. I no longer have any worries about the "dabblers" and tutors also agree it is an excellent product.
So far we love it! Have loaded Deep Freeze on about 300 PCs and everything is working just great. It sure is saving us a ton of time! We just freeze them and forget them.
Very pleased with Deep Freeze. It's working perfectly and is just what we needed for our labs.
With support for MS Update Servers the Maintenance window updating makes the job a lot easier. The rescheduled starts help too. Excellent Software!
We used to encounter a number of computer problems in our day-to-day operations here at the San Diego Housing Commission. We took a look at Faronics Deep Freeze after our contracted IT support provider recommended it to us. Once we saw how Deep Freeze worked, we knew it was exactly what we needed. It took care of all the issues we were dealing with on our computers: unauthorized downloads, changes to desktop settings, and programs and printer access being deleted. Now we use Deep Freeze on all of our public access computers, as well as the staff workstations located at the Learning Opportunity Centers. The majority of our public access computer users are youth in after school programming, which includes homework assistance. Having Deep Freeze on the workstations means they can get to work on their studies faster and not have to deal with computer troubles.San Diego Housing Commission, San Diego, CA
We have been effectively using Deep Freeze in RKM&RKW since 2001 (From Windows 95 version).Faronics have made marvelous improvements in Deep Freeze. The features like support for installing SUS updates, ability to image Deep Freeze as part of Windows 2000/xp image and scheduled restart/shutdown are very helpful.
I was looking for a solution to put on student computers to deal with users constantly installing unapproved software. The IT Support team was tired of wiping and reinstalling three to six hard drives per week, which resulted in roughly four PC's per week being out of commission.Plus, it was consuming about 24 hours per week of IT support time that could be better used elsewhere. Initially we tried to get the instructors to monitor the students to catch the offenders, but it was too time-consuming and wasn't very successful. We discovered Faronics Deep Freeze and after installing it in our labs, things have been great!We no longer have to spend two to three days per week in one computer lab just dealing with corrupted PCs. In fact, we have not had a single problem with our labs for over three months. Gone are the days where we would need to reload all 20 PCs in an open student computer lab at least once a month. Currently we have a lab that is used in the daytime by classes and is open to public-use in the evening. I have not had a work order nor have I had to rebuild a hard drive in this lab for the past 4 months.Excelsior Springs Job Corps Center, Excelsior Springs, MO
I have definitely noticed less computer problems being reported since all our staff first try a re-start before reporting a problem and that somehow does take care of some basic errors as the computer re-sets to its original setting (due to Deep Freeze).
We initially heard about Faronics Deep Freeze from a trade publication. Lyon Real Estate has it installed on all our computer workstations that are used by contract agents. The IT support team was tired of dealing with viruses, system settings changes, unnecessary programs being installed, operating system crashes, print queue lockups, etcetera-sometimes it took up to two hours of remote access or on-site visits just to solve an issue.<br /><br / >Now that we have Deep Freeze installed, we no longer have to deal with these problems which has saved us countless hours. The fact that the computers are now Frozen has helped mitigate virus threats and the need to have the latest virus definition files on our systems. Computers damaged by agents installing personal software or browsing unfriendly sites are restored with just a reboot.Lyon Real Estate, Sacramento, CA
We first discovered Deep Freeze after doing some web searches and from it being recommended by other libraries for the purpose of locking down a computer. Now we use Deep Freeze on all of our public access computers at our libraries, as well as on selected laptops that access the Internet but are not connected to our domain and patch and anti-virus servers. Prior to Deep Freeze we had many instances of computers becoming corrupted. The resulting downtime ranged from an hour to an entire day. Problems like these were only resolved when a technician visited the computer, and often times it required them to reload the entire system.<br / ><br / >Having Deep Freeze on our computers has solved the problem of 'tinkerers of the world' changing settings and files on our public computers.Downloaded programs, malware and pop-ups are virtually a thing of the past. Anytime there is a computer problem we have the library staff reboot the machine to see if returning it to the baseline configuration helps. For the most part, it does. We still have to visit library branches, but I am sure we have been able to cut our visits to less than ¼ of our previous trips.Davis County Government, Davis County, UT
An outstanding product that has dramatically changed the freedom and flexibility students enjoy in their learning.
We were researching best practices that libraries were using to secure their computers while still allowing patrons to enjoy the freedom of an open PC. One library discussed their experience with Faronics Deep Freeze, and spoke very highly about how Deep Freeze reduced their IT support requests by enabling their techs to easily secure their computers without locking patrons out of the computer. Now we use Deep Freeze on all of our public access computers. Whenever there is a computer issue, our library staff reboot the computer and it is instantly reset back to its original state. Prior to Deep Freeze we continuously spent time trying to lockdown the PCs, or if needed rebuilding the PC once a patron had compromised the setup. Often the lockdown prevented patrons from performing legitimate tasks which meant we would have to decide whether to allow or not allow the functionality.<br /><br />Faronics Deep Freeze has allowed faster support for patrons as librarians can reboot any of Tigard Public Library's 80 public access computers when any problem arises. Not having to have technical staff on site to troubleshoot or place machines out of order has saved time for staff and given patrons a better experience, especially during evenings and weekends when all the machines are being used.City of Tigard, Tigard, OR
New Castle County has deployed Faronics Deep Freeze on 300 workstations in our 13 public libraries. Before we had installed Deep Freeze, the library PC's were not locked down and the patrons could change settings and install their own applications. This created a lot of chaos on our public-access computers. We had to reimage the computers every night or during the day sometimes when the computers were badly damaged. This was a time consuming process.<br/><br/>After a Google search, I came across Faronics' system consistency solution. I also discovered Faronics Anti-Executable, which we are using to prevent users from installing or running unwanted programs on our library computers. Having the PC’s Frozen with Deep Freeze and locked down with Anti Executable has provided us with peace of mind. We no longer have to deal with issues arising from computers being tampered with. If one of our workstations does happen to become non-functional due to a virus or corrupted software setting, we just reboot the PC to restore it to its original working state. Faronics' Deep Freeze solution has definitely saved us a lot of IT support man hours.New Castle County, New Castle, DE
Chandler Public Library has been a Faronics customer for more than five years. We use Faronics Deep Freeze on all of our public-access computers, including library catalog computers. Before using Deep Freeze we had limited security in place on these machines. Our main problem was with users changing the system settings, adding and removing icons, changing the wallpaper, etc. We also had issues with users installing third-party software and downloading applications from the Internet.<br/><br/>Fixing these problems was a daily issue, and although most problems were fixed by manually cleaning up the 'vandalism'. Periodically though it was necessary to rebuild a machine. Unfortunately this was long enough ago that we didn't have the software tools to re-image the machines, which meant we had to reinstall everything on the computer from scratch.<br/><br/>Faronics Deep Freeze has solved all these problems. Over time we grown and added more computers to our library, as well as increased the number of branches, computers labs, and services we offer. Our IT support staff has not increased enough to visit every site daily, which is why having Deep Freeze installed on these computers is so important. Without Faronics Deep Freeze, we would definitely have a significant number of our 250 PCs down for days at a time. Not only has Deep Freeze virtually eliminated the software issues that previously generated at least 25% of all IT support calls, we now can use the Enterprise Console to remotely correct most of the problems that do occur. This saves us a significant amount of travel time. Faronics Deep Freeze has allowed us to spend less time on rebuilding computers, and more time on refining our images and providing better service to our patrons.Chandler Public Library Chandler, AZ
InSightec developed ExAblate© 2000-a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) system that provides non-invasive treatment for patients. We use Faronics Deep Freeze on the PC controlling ExAblate© 2000 at our customer sites to ensure the mission-critical system is kept running at all times.<br/><br/>There were cases before where the hard disk data would become damaged due to 'dirty' shutdowns, user misconfiguration, power loss, etc. It lead to treatment cancellations until the hard disk software was restored. Deep Freeze solved this problem by protecting the data integrity of the computer. Deep Freeze's flexibility even allowed our Insightec service group to write special scripts for it that we use for deployment purposes.Insightec
Faronics Deep Freeze was key to our success at Adobe MAX 2008 in San Francisco. MAX is Adobe's annual conference that connects thousands of designers, developers, partners, executives, and Adobe staff for education, inspiration, and community. Adobe needed a way to ensure the training session Mac computers would be resistant to changes made by users. We also needed a way to quickly return the Mac computers to their baseline configuration when readying the workstations for the next group. A colleague of mine at Adobe was an Apple Genius and she mentioned that Deep Freeze was the way to go. Faronics Deep Freeze was exactly what we were looking for, and met both the requirements listed above. Now we are able to give users in our training centers full administrative rights on the workstations without any worry that permanent damage will take place. Once they are done their session, we reset all the training center machines at the same time via Apple Remote Desktop. Faronics Deep Freeze has saved us a lot of time - thanks Faronics!Adobe Systems Incorporated
First National Bank and Trust uses Faronics Deep Freeze on our Internet café computers that are used by the public. Before using Deep Freeze, public users would come in and download programs, modify settings, etc. The computers would crash and then we would have to rebuild them. Now that we have installed Deep Freeze on these machines, we no longer have to worry about them. It has saved us a decent amount of time since we have a total of 11 locations, each with two or more public-access computers. In fact, we plan on implementing Deep Freeze on our staff workstations during the year as well.First National Bank and Trust
We use Microsoft Windows XP in our embedded PCs for Wireless Carrier Drive Test equipment. This equipment places voice and data card calls on the wireless system and benchmarks the performance of the various wireless carriers (Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, etc.) against each other. The embedded computers were becoming infected with viruses from downloading data files over the wireless network. We had been dealing with the problem by re-imaging the hard drives on the embedded PCs, but this was causing a significant amount of downtime and effort while servicing a population of roughly 2000 embedded PCs in the field. We contracted an IT firm, Madison Avenue Consulting located in Corona, CA to look for a solution. Madison Avenue Consulting suggested Faronics Deep Freeze for our embedded PCs. A particular session of the PC could become infected; however powering the PC off and on to clear the infection greatly reduced the returns and rework. In roughly two quarters of our operations we were able to take embedded PC return and repair failure rates of 2.5% monthly to under 0.6% monthly. Faronics Deep Freeze's contribution to eliminating operating system corruption failures definitely made a positive impact.ASCOM Inc.
Faronics Power Save has provided us with the opportunity to significantly reduce the consumption of power on our computers. Not only is this the right thing to do but it makes good business sense.Capilano University
I would like to firstly congratulate you on a great product in deep freeze....we use it every day in the library and find no problems
Deep Freeze has made our network management of lab and classroom computers so much easier. We can keep the students and teachers happy by giving them access to everything which allows them to practice their skills so much more easily than some other lock down software used in the past. And the best part - when they log off what ever damage they thought they may have inflicted is all gone! I have also had quite a bit of contact with DF support in the US and Aussie in the past year and that has been awesome - immediate helpful responses.
Absolutely bloody brilliant software, it's got the students miffed and I love it. Had it running only 1 day and haven't looked back!!!!
We have used deep freeze for one of our client's internet cafe. Totally amazing product. Basically eliminated the need for support or maintenance. Great value too.
I am an IT administrator and I have been using Deep Freeze for about a month now. I'm in a school environment. It's amazing how Deep Freeze can restore a PC to its original state with just a restart. Imagine what a responsible kindergarten would do to PC using a browser window and assure yourself that you can undo that in a snap!Aoba-Japan International School
I can walk in and out of a lab in less than an hour. I even use the Server Service Manager to control my Deep Freeze deployments in multiple facilities from one central location.Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board
Today, the IT staff at Roger Williams University has a single full-time staﬀ member who takes care of most of the Academic Lab PCs and Macs — almost 400 machines. Mr. Platt says this is possible because they have so little downtime now, thanks to Deep Freeze.
Prior to deploying Deep Freeze the staff was so busy with reloading software it took them weeks to get to hardware issues. The IT staff said the biggest difference of having Deep Freeze deployed is the amount of time it has saved them. They no longer have to spend the majority of their time in the labs working on issues.Safford Unified School District
Now, we’ve been able to more effectively allocate time for our IT teams. We’re saving hours everyday that would have been used to reinstall and uninstall software on the hundreds of computers our department maintains.University of Nevada, Reno
We used the Return on Investment gained from using Deep Freeze to buy more computers.Valdosta State University
Faronics' technical support is great -- I always get a quick response. Deep Freeze is by far the best software the school owns, and you can quote me on that.Lowell Whiteman School
Deep Freeze works spectacularly in our library. We can't imagine how we would manage without it.Norwell Public Library
Faronics is our absolute favorite software company, not only for what Deep Freeze does, but for the pricing we get and the service we get. Other software companies should use Faronics as a model.University of Maine at Augusta
For the record, you guys are one of the few companies that I enjoy doing business with. You are responsive to your customers, have a great product [Deep Freeze] and have never let me down!Southern Oregon University
This was one of the wisest investments I have made as a library manager - it has saved us a great deal of time and effort on a daily basis, and gives us an added level of security. We use it on our public access pc's - and think it's fantastic.
The product has saved me countless hours of time and hassle. I love it.
Deep Freeze is awesome. It has really reduced the amount of time I spend cleaning up our public machines that get inundated with downloads. I couldn't be more thrilled.
We evaluated Deep Freeze for Mac OS X along with the Windows version in May of this year. It took about a week for us to be sold on the product. Because Deep Freeze is so effective, we were finally able to deploy OS X in our schools for student use and know that the computer would be secured. I particularly like the flexibility that it adds to rights control within the OS by making control of the Execute right available to the administrator through the GUI.<br><br>The teachers love the fact that they know exactly what the user interface will look like on every computer when their student opens it up, and that no matter how badly a student rearranges things, they can put it all back the way it belongs just by logging out and in again.<br><br>I have spent less than ten percent of the time I did last year on any of my Mac labs, and the time I have spent has been exclusively on hardware and network issues.<br><br>The tech support we have received while dealing with a couple of early version issues stands out and far above that from any other software publisher I have ever worked with. Responses were immediate and personal, the contact person was knowledgeable, and I was made to feel as if my problems were important and my input was of value.<br><br>Overall, Deep Freeze is an unquestionable global success.California
Nuestra experiencia con el software Deep Freeze es totalmente positivo. Hace mÃ¡s de un aÃ±o que lo utilizamos en el aula de informÃ¡tica de nuestro instituto de secundaria y el tiempo de mantenimiento de cada ordenador se ha visto reducido enormemente. Es un producto altamente recomendable y efectivo.
Cuando no eres un especialista en informÃ¡tica, resulta verdaderamente interesante, encontrar un programa tan fÃ¡cil de instalar y utilizar, que puede ayudarte tanto evitando muchos problemas de virus y manipulaciones de los ordenadores no deseadas.
Over the summer break I had time to really get into Deep Freeze Enterprise, and I just wanted to congratulate you and your team on creating the program. Remote Console is such a time saver, and is amazingly easy to use. Now when I need to make a change in our labs, I no longer have to type in the DF password 96 times - I can just select all the computers in Remote Console, and click one button to have them re-boot thawed, or frozen. This one feature has been like THE best Christmas present!
I have found Deep Freeze to be one of the best tools at this district's disposal for ensuring the integrity and longevity of our student lab computers. Deep Freeze is simple to use, it is very difficult to compromise, and it is reasonably priced. Thanks for a great product!
DF keeps things sane :-)
I'd like to express that I found Deep Freeze [Enterprise] very intuitive, simple to configure, and just as simple to administer.
I must say that your product has saved us a ton of time by not having to support the weird things that people do to their machines. Keep up the great work on this wonderful product!Glick Mgmnt Co Inc.
The superior quality of your software is shadowed only by the courtesy and professionalism of your staff.
My experience with Deep Freeze Standard has been very positive. Deep Freeze helps me re-think how I use computers: I now sculpt an "ideal state" (to be Frozen), and prevent future computing problems with a reboot. Bravo!
Deep Freeze is working awesome for us. We have had very little (if any) lab machine problems like we had before we purchased Deep Freeze. It is truly amazing...What is cool is if I see that a student has attempted to open a virus all we have to do is reboot and we are good to go...
... DF Pro is downloading as I write this. Deep Freeze has saved us countless hours of hassles. Wonderful product.
This product gets better with every new release. My thanx to all involved in the design and creation for this very useful product.
Well, we just got our Deep Freeze package thru BOCES (Thanks for partnering with them). Deep Freeze is fantastic. I don't think Kryptonite could get by Deep Freeze. I loaded Deep Freeze on a machine and told my son (21 yrs old) to go ahead and trash it. He ran 4 seperate Hard Drive destruction/erase programs for a total of 4 1/2 hours. When we rebooted, it was as good as new. He was impressed...and impressing him, impresses me. Thanks again for your efforts.
Excellent product supported by excellent service. Very much appreciated.
I MUST say that Deep Freeze is a FANTASTIC product. Frankly, in our computer club, we could NOT live without it. Thank you so much for developing and maintaining it. I am promoting Deep Freeze wherever I go.
Deep Freeze is working beautifully for us. In fact, it works so well that we tend to forget about it since we never have to touch those pcs! Thanks. It is not often that I work with software that does exactly what it promises.
I am a computer technician with East Valley School District in Spokane, Washington. Last year we implemented Deep Freeze in our high school labs, just to test how well it would work. It worked wonders! Instead of re-imaging the labs every two weeks, we image the labs twice a year! So, this year, we implemented it across the rest of the district wherever a room has more than 6 computers. Some teachers like to do a lot of customization to their computers, some like to load illegal or unlicenced software on them, and some just continually break things; but now with Deep Freeze, the only thing we have to do is software installation. Since the implementation of Deep Freeze, we have had less need for technical support personnel, and we have spent less time trying to track down illegal software in case of an audit. Your software provides the greatest desktop solution without any drawbacks. Give your programmers a raise! Thank you!
Frankly, it is the best decision we have made this year: to install Deep Freeze! We are delighted with your product, and have absolutely no problem with it at all. It quietly sits in the background and does its thing. Thanks for your great software.
I have Deep Freeze loaded in the computer lab here in Ruidoso, NM and also on the computers in our lab on the Mescalero Apache Reservation. I can't be in Mescalero as often as I would like or need to be and having Deep Freeze on the systems is like having a lab assistant there keeping the computers in working order. I absolutely love this product. I no longer have to worry about what the students are doing on our computers, IT IS THE BEST!
We began with Deep Freeze Professional a year ago, and have not needed to rebuild or re-image a single PC in our 150 seat lab. The students are set up as administrators and unfortunately, they install all sorts of nonsense. We even had a huge outbreak of the Blaster and Welchia virus but our PCs were the ONLY computers that did not retain a lasting infection. It's true that the virus appeared on about 30 of the machines, but 20 minutes later when the PCs reset themselves (due to the Deep Freeze Idle-Time Restart feature) the virus threat was completely gone. During the Deep Freeze Maintenance window we were able to disconnect the computers from the network, install Microsoft patches and update the anti-virus product, and less than 2 hours later we were back on track. That was over a month ago! Since then virus threats have been zero in our area despite the fact that they're still running amok all over the rest of the campus!
Being able to remotely thaw and freeze computers on the network is spectacular. It saves me a whole lot of headaches. I recently replaced an entire building of computers, 166 in all, and I liked the idea of having the seed program. This way I was able to put the seed within the image for those PCs and then ghost them, only freezing the ones I want after they were all installed. It's also nice that the ones I chose not to freeze at the time could be frozen anytime later, without having to go find them in the building. It's a wonderful improvement!
U3A computers are used mainly by rank beginners - and ageing ones at that (many are in their 70's and 80's). They are thrashed for six hours per day, five days per week, forty weeks per year. I have had almost a full-time job trying to keep all of them functioning, even with a number of restrictions that I introduced to minimise downtime through user error. Since installing Deep Freeze, the only maintenance that I have had to do is with hardware. There has been absolutely no software problem. This means that I am a very happy user who recommends Deep Freeze to anyone who cares to listen. It follows that I rate all aspects of the purchase, installation and operation process highly, and I am appreciative of the number of times that responses were personal and quick.
We have been using Deep Freeze Software for the last three years and have been extremely pleased with its performance. We are a small rural district in Indiana with good infrastructure and a very good student to computer ratio. We have public student computer access in labs, media centers, classroom mini-labs, and on rolling wireless laptop carts. Everything is hooked to networks and Internet accessible. Until we discovered Deep Freeze, we had constant problems with students changing settings on computers, hiding files on computers, and deleting icons and files. Some of this was accidental and some was done out of maliciousness. It happened even though we had good supervision from teachers and assistants. Unfortunately, the students often knew more than their supervisors. Since installing Deep Freeze these problems have disappeared. No matter what a student does to a computer (accidently or on purpose), when is is turned off and turned back on, it recovers itself to its original configuration. It has saved many, many hours of technician time that used to be put into fixing computer configurations and reloading software. It has also given teachers the confidence to put students in front of computers without fearing that they can do something that will break the computer. An added bonus, is that in the last few years with the proliferation of viruses, none of the computers protected by Deep Freeze has contracted a virus. We are extremely pleased with the Deep Freeze product and the great support we have received from Faronics.
We found the product to be exactly what we needed and found actually obtaining this product very easy and fuss free - No waiting for a courier.
Great product for a student lab environment. Has greatly reduced software support caused by user fiddling.
Deep Freeze has made our life much easiter since the protection it provides for our public access PCs is total. Users are grateful for "clean" PC desktops and staff time has been significantly saved.
Deep Freeze is a great product! Definitely the best software release for schools since Ghost! Our school network runs Deep Freeze on all classroom machines allowing us to set up labs for a term, basically reducing software maintenance to zero. Now with the Enterprise version we`ll be able to deliver Netware snapshots of software to workgroups without leaving the office to thaw and re-freeze the lab PCs. I can confidently recommend this software to any school who wishes to significantly minimise their PC lab administration.
We absolutely ADORE Deep Freeze!! In the past, we had to spend a lot of time in our computer labs in the High Schools, troublshooting the PC's. That's even with security software. Some kids would always crack the security. Well, this year we've spent almost NO TIME in the computer labs. The kids just can't mess up the machines like they used to. Keep up the great work!!!
One word... AWESOME. It has been a wonderful tool. It has saved many hours of work for our Department.
Our school district has been using Deep Freeze on our student PCs, both Windows 98 and XP, for almost two years. From an network administration point of view, it has been one of the best software purchases we have made. We are able to keep our student machines free of viruses and the occasional student hacker. Computer labs do not require re-imaging unless software needs to be installed or upgraded. Since each computer remains pristine after a reboot, we don't have to use up valuable network disk space keeping disk images. Classes of students can use the machine, and each student that boots up a PC is guaranteed to have the same consistent desktop and available applications as the student who was there before. This makes instruction easier. Lastly, computer techs spend less time in the labs which frees them up for other work. Our anxiety level is way down as far as any machine with Deep Freeze on it.
We have put Deep Freeze on all of the library computers and it has worked like a charm. No more unwanted downloads, videos, games, AOL, toolbars and so on. It has kept the computers clean and useable. We have been using the product throughout the school and it has been a very successful tool. It is easy to install and use. I highly recommend its use.
I want to thank Faronics Technologies for such a great product. My department was in a real difficult situation when we ordered a desktop protection application from another company and it caused severe operating system errors. After costing us a considerable fee for restocking and the hassle of trying to uninstall the protection software, which actually involved re-imaging entire classrooms, we ran across the Deep Freeze product. Deep Freeze was the ideal replacement application. Installation and operation went flawlessly. We could not have asked for a better solution to our desktop protection problems. Also, I`d like to thank the customer service department for their professional staff and helpful attitude.
That Deep Freeze is amazing software. I get just one hour/day to maintain the entire school network (between teaching classes). Without Deep Freeze the job would be impossible.
Deep Freeze has taken the work out of being a Computer Lab Manager. I never thought I would find myself writing one of these cheesy product endorsements, but Deep Freeze has made me a believer and I want to spread the word. Before we installed this program, careless and malicious users forced us to play an endless shell game of seek and repair with our workstations. I can't begin to tell you the time, effort and worry that this one program has saved us. The only time I have to go into the lab now is to open it up in the morning. Thanks a million guys. You've got a great product.
Deep Freeze is working just great! Often many weeks pass before I have to even go in my lab. The machines are always working.
I received Deep Freeze end of last week. To be honest I had doubts whether it could be as good as your web-site said it was. I was pleasantly surprised - It is even better!! Thanks for a great product it will surely save me at least 5 hours a week.
We did purchase both standard and pro version last year and I have to say how pleased I am with it. We had many years of students using their active imaginations on the PC's, and this year I have been able to focus my attention on more important issues. Before I coudn't seem to get ahead and now I am getting all the projects done that I wanted to. Well worth the money!
During the Deep Freeze evaluation period, my support load to Bath Academy decreased by around seventy five percent! (Jon scores devastating own goal!) Seriously though, this frees up a lot of my time to concentrate on other more interesting projects and the college IT staff can get on with teaching rather than fire fighting! We were all very impressed indeed with the software.
We installed it on our machines and the admin maintenance time has dropped dramatically. This is as far as I am concerned a good product well worth the money I paid for it. It proved easy to install, we tested about 5 different products including some hardware solutions but found this to be the best.
Deep Freeze makes my network admin job a lot easier as i spend far less time reimaging machines that students have totally messed up. Also i find many of our students are now not bothering to alter a machines settings as all there fiddling is gone with a restart. Great utility and clever students have not hacked it yet, hope they never do!
Absolutely fabulous. Not a problem in the world. This will certainly help to prevent the file deletion and setting changes problems we were having.
I would like to commend you and your company for the incrediblecustomer service I encountered. Everyone I communicated with, both via phone and e-mail, was very cordial and helpful. As a technology coordinator for aschool I will definitely be sharing my experience with our District Technology Committee. I am also very pleased with the Deep Freeze Application. We are housing district summer school at my site this year and I was quite worried about all those different teachers and students wreaking havoc with my lab. Thanks to your software and your very helpfulstaff I can enjoy my summer off knowing my lab is protected.
I wanted to see how Deep Freeze worked on Win2k, and it seems to work as well there as it does on Win9x. Deep Freeze on Win9x saved us tons of grief last school year. It`s a truly amazing Program, and that`s coming from an ex-programmer.
Deep Freeze is a GREAT product. No Middle or High School should be without it! We've saved hours of troublesome service calls because teachers can fix their own computer problems by simply rebooting. I installed Deep Freeze on my most troublesome computers in the labs and libraries. Since then, I have not had a single service call on any of them.Just imagine having all the computers in a lab set up identically and no way for the students to alter the settings. This has helped our teaching staff a great deal. When the teacher gives a demonstration, the rest of the computers always have the exact same settings and there is much less confusion trying to find options that have been disabled. Deep Freeze - I wouldn't run a computer lab without it!
We have been using Deep Freeze for almost a year now, and I would say this is the BEST product that has ever come along for anyone who administers publicly accessible computers. In the college environment, we want students to have the ability to install software that comes with textbooks, download applications, and explore the uses of the computer fully. With other products we tried, that was a hassle-- students lost the ability to right-click on their files, applications often conflicted or just plain didn't run. But with Deep Freeze all of those hassles of fighting with lab PCs are gone. The computer *always* remains the way you set it up with a simple reboot. Believe me--you want Deep Freeze in your labs!
I have had really good results with Deep Freeze... Since putting Deep Freeze on these machines, I have not had to fix one software problem from a configuration change...
I could not be happier with Deep Freeze. We have installed it on the 28 machines in our Library and have not had a problem with students trashing the machines. Our Librarian is in seventh heaven. We plan on using Deep Freeze on the machines in our new labs also. This is the best piece ofsoftware we have purchased.
I like it, I like it a lot! I like the changes that have been made to the program, making it easier to administer. Being able to turn Deep Freeze off while in Windows and being able to determine the number of reboots before freezing allows me to set a student tech to work installing a piece of software without having to give them the password or being there to constantly enter the password for them. I am sure others have approved of the changes so add my accolades to thelist. Thanks again. This program has cut my work load beyond belief!
What a fantastic program it has turned out to be. A real work saver for me! I installed it on the computers in our Upper School computer lab last November, and I haven't had to touch them since!! Fantastic!
Deep Freeze has saved me countless hours of reloading. I take care of two computers lab at a community college in Ottawa, Ontario. In the past I was using mirroring software but it didn`t give me all the security that Deep Freeze does. I use to reload at least 10 computers a week. With Deep Freeze I have not reloaded one computer since September 2000. This software is the best. I just can`t wait for Deep Freeze NTFS, on of my labswill need to be Windows 2000 in September. Keep up the good work guys!
What is great about Deep Freeze is the fact that students are able to work with no hindrances. They can save to their own networked "space", perform any system changing tasks that are required as exercises, based on curriculum needs and, otherwise, be free to carry on as necessary with the technology. As teachers, administrators and technicians, we can be more relaxed with what students are doing to and with computers - this makes for a much less restrictive atmosphere which is much more conducive to learning!!
I work for Chatham County School and we purchased Deep Freeze. It is the greatest ever! My work orders have been cut in half. The only Windows troubles are hardware and not software! I stopped by your booth in Greensboro at the NCETC and praised the product. Thank you for having such a great product.
One person mentioned the fact that in the past he was always very concerned when he was away with a replacement substitute teacher in his place. The students were always altering the machines, but with DF that worry was now gone.
All I can say is that we use it to great effect in protecting our individual classroom machines from accidental or malicious alteration which usually occurs through unsanctioned software download and installation.
We have been very pleased with Deep Freeze. Many nuisance issues such as stopped print queues, settings changes, inappropriate wallpaper download from the Internet are now fixed with a simple reboot. This product has saved much time and frustration. We highly recommend it.
We at Continuing Education think (and know) its a great product. It's so good, that even we don't realize it on so we sometimes end up deleting things only to find they are still there when we reboot!
I very much like the idea that students can experiment with things as much as they like, but I, as the lab supervisor, don't have to suffer the consequences. Also, I appreciate not having to go through scandisk and safe mode just because a student was too lazy to shut the computer down properly. We are about to install it on some of the computers in our IT lab. It should eliminate many of the headaches we have beenhaving with illegally installed software, etc.
We're actually using it on several PC's in our classroom/lab with good results. My time spent cleaning up the systems has been reduced quite a bit, especially from students adding games and other small problems.
Deep Freeze has proven to be a great asset to our schools. Imaging machines used to be the norm for cleaning up altered configurations on the Windows platform. While this did provide a welcome solution for Windows maintenance, the time involved to re-image an entire lab is considerable. Now, a simple reboot does the trick, andre-imaging only needs to be done when new software is added to the system. Thanks to Deep Freeze our teachers have more time to spend on instructional preparation instead of lab maintenance.
Prior to "discovering" Deep Freeze at the Jan/2000 Comdex/Vancouver our IS department had struggled with the sometimes insurmountable problem of maintaining over 2000 desktops in 50 schools. Our best efforts in utilizing windows policies were continually being foiled by enterprising, eager to practice hacking, school students. No sooner would we establish an environment then it would be trashed or compromised in some manner or another. The amount of IT time being consumed was stifling other potential areas of expansion despite our best efforts to find solutions. We had experience with NT workstation and knew that was only a solution for our new hardware installations, plus it was an expensive route. The challenge was to lock down the existing PCs running Win‘95/‘98 and enforce some sanity in a virus plagued, internet download happy, hackable desktop environment. And viola there it was.... Deep Freeze... That magical moment when it was loaded on a test machine and the technicians could not blow it up was worth its weight in gold. We now have Deep Freeze running on over 500 desktops with plans to deploy it on another 1,000 machines. The amount of technical intervention for OS and software related problems has dropped to almost nil. We can now concentrate on keeping current our system and software versions and be more proactive on hardware upkeep and network management. That one stop at the Faronics booth at Vancouver Comdex made the entire trip worthwhile!
YCDSB had tested Deep Freeze for 6 months in areas of minimal supervision (i.e. library lab) and in fully supervised classrooms ( i.e. computer studies labs) and We found that Deep Freeze is very effective in securing the workstation. The need for school technical support has dramatically being reduced. YCDSB will be installingDeep Freeze to all the high school classroom computers across the system this summer.
Rare thing, Deep Freeze works as advertised. My workload has been greatly reduced.
An excellent piece of software which has certainly helped in maintenance of workstations (Internet Cafe)Youth Hostel Association, Australia
Deep Freeze is the solution to all the problems that you can have in a school computer lab. We put Deep Freeze on our Master Image, sent it to the workstations and not a kid can mess with the machines.
Deep Freeze has meant using less of my time fixing common problems, and more of my time doing real work. Using Deep Freeze also means we can have a large number of workstations looking exactly alike, without having to worry about our users changing any settings. It makes using windows in a school system zero-maintenance. Deep Freeze also makes our users more aware of their "network experience" and todistinguish between network resources and the local workstations. Coupled with tools such as Norton Ghost and Novell ZenWorks, Deep Freeze allows me to have confident control of my users' desktops.
In a school with over a thousand students and 200 computer workstations, it‘s time consuming keeping everything up and running. Students (and staff!) install software, change system settings and "customize" their workstations all the time. This often means software we need for our classes won‘t work properly or consistently. We needed a way to deploy an entire lab of workstations that all look and function identically, and stay that way! Deep Freeze has been a huge help in reaching this goal.We tested Deep Freeze in a cross-curricular lab that is heavily used by a variety of classes. The install went smoothly. During the two months since, we haven‘t had to fix a single software problem! All thirty machines look and behave the same, every time they‘re re-booted. Our Library has always been a problem location for "hackers" who try to mess up computer settings for sport. Since we "Froze" the library workstations, they‘ve been available for students to use for work and research, and our hackers have had to go elsewhere for their fun. Deep Freeze has made it possible for me to spend less of my time resolving software problems and more time with my students.
We got Deep Freeze in early January, and I must say... It's a god-send!!!! one of the products that works as advertised, and without glitches!!! Most students won't even know it's there, until their 'winamp' and such programs disappear!!! Together with Ghost... it's a winning team.
I work at the Kanab City Library we recently purchased Your Deep Freeze program and I wished to convey to You how much I like it. It has already saved us a lot of money in down time and time spent taking unwanted programs off the computers in our facility. It was so easy to install and it is so easy to use!
This software is terrific! When teaching in my lab, I frequently direct students to use a particular icon on their desktop. In the past when students "customized" their desktop, frequently the icon I identified "in the left corner" was anywhere but there. Now, when students tinker with their machine, I simply have them restart when they leave. They are enjoying some flexibility with their use of the machine; I enjoy having the machine reset itself! I have also used the "thawed" drive option to create a space where student work can be saved - and not lost on a restart. This is working beautifully, and was so much easier to install than my previous desktop security software.
We have this stupid program called Deep freeze on our school computers. What is does is whatever you do to a computer it will return back to its original state once you reboot. I cant delete the program because windows is using it and a process killer won't work. I cant get into DOS either, it disable all startup hotkeys, and wont let you reboot into DOS. I cant boot from a floppy either, and I cant get into BIOS to fix it. Deep Freeze also protects the BIOS password so shift+s, y, x, z don't work and a bios password crack wont work either. I can be prompted for a Deep Freeze password by pressing ctrl+f8 when the computer starts, but I don't know it and have yet to find a cracker for it. Help would be much appreciated. I can get by and program but I've hit a Mountain this time.
Ever since we installed the Deep Freeze in our labs, we enjoyed the "zero-maintenance" status. It is totally at our support group's discretion of adding/removing software according to the class requirement. In addition, our instructors appreciated the consistent teaching environment and improved efficiency.I would not hesitate to recommend applying this "magic" software to any Win9x classrooms. In fact, other departments in campus were interested in purchasing this software after they learned about our discovery.
Hello, I have been "Hacking" For about 6 years now. I know the ins and outs of any computer and network. I have never seen any program that could stop me. Even the widely used and popular Fortress 101. When I saw the reward that you posted, "$500 If you can crash this computer" I saw a sign that read "Easy Money" and I jumped to crash it. That day changed my life. NEVER have a seen a program that would make a computer crash proof and virus proof. And yet so much more. I told the School that I attend to get your program right away. And now that we have it. There is ZERO problems. And we have a HUGE network. All I can say is that YOU HAVE THE PERFECT PRODUCT AND THE ULTIMATE SOLUTION.
Deep Freeze has been excellent. I no longer have any worries about the "dabblers" and tutors also agree it is an excellent product.
Deep Freeze has made our life much easiter since the protection it provides for our public access PCs is total. Users are grateful for "clean" PC desktops and staff time has been significantly saved.
I was unsure if this product would work in our government environment but after a week of use, I don't see how we worked without it...Acme Creative, LLC