is removed, and the staff have a fresh, clean configuration every morning."
The Center - Orthopedic & Neurosurgical Care & Research, is a for-profit medical clinic, which is part of the Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Center of the Cascades. All medical institutions must comply with HIPAA standards. This includes all technological equipment relating to medical care. The Center was experiencing a recurring problem of workstations being compromised by things such as invasive spyware and downloads of illegal software. The IT staff spent anywhere from 2-10 hours per week cleaning the servers. This was a time consuming and expensive way to maintain them.
The Center installed Deep Freeze on its four main terminal servers. Software installation was simple and straightforward for the staff, and all problems with illegal software have disappeared. The Center currently has the servers set to reboot at midnight every day, so all illegal software, including spyware, is removed, and the staff have a fresh, clean configuration every morning.