Reboot to Restore
Patent number: US7539828 B2
Faronics Deep Freeze Mac comes with a set of powerful features that prove immensely useful for IT administrators looking to secure their systems and keep them running smoothly, without any restrictions.
Configuration Options
Customized configuration makes setting up Deep Freeze for your environment a breeze.
  • Supports multi-boot environments
  • Customize user name and password
  • Choose whether the Deep Freeze icon will appear in the menu bar
  • Choose whether the hard drive icon will appear with the Deep Freeze badge

Control and Flexibility
Faronics Deep Freeze Mac provides flexible control over virtual storage drives or “ThawSpaces”.
  • Use ThawSpace to designate global or user-specific spaces for retaining data
  • User specific ThawSpaces protect from unauthorized access
  • Dynamic, resizable ThawSpaces
  • Selectively Freeze or Thaw fixed drives, volumes, or partitions
  • Import or export configuration files to or from other Deep Freeze Controllers
  • Create customized installation packages with all desired options pre-configured
  • Schedule multiple maintenance periods to automatically pull down persistent Apple Software Updates Add, delete, or resize Global and Individual ThawSpaces from within the ThawSpace tab
  • Create ThawSpaces from 1 MB to 120 GB in size

Dual Boot Support
Deep Freeze supports a dual boot setup, with the ability to protect both Windows and Mac environments.
  • Deep Freeze Mac will protect your entire Mac partition, including any virtual machines within it
  • Deep Freeze for Windows can be used to protect Parallels, VMWare, Boot Camp, and Virtual PC environments

Data Retention Options
With Deep Freeze installed, data can be retained across reboots by redirecting both user and application data to storage space on non-system drives.
  • Retain data across reboots on virtual storage drives or “ThawSpaces”
  • Choose from mapping entire accounts, or specific parts of a user account to a second partition or ThawSpace
  • Account types include Admin, Standard, and Mobile Accounts
  • Create a User ThawSpace for each user or a Global ThawSpace that all users can share

Central Management
Central Management makes it easy to deploy and manage Faronics Deep Freeze.
  • Complementary Deep Freeze Remote console to deploy and manage Deep Freeze Mac via Apple Remote Desktop (ARD)
  • Deep Freeze installer includes option to install pre-configured ARD tasks to directly manage Deep Freeze via ARD
  • Perform Thaw, Wake, Restart and Shut Down actions using Deep Freeze Remote

Automate Apple Updates
Apple updates are easy to automate with Deep Freeze Mac.
  • Schedule Apple updates during maintenance periods with Deep Freeze Mac’s maintenance mode
  • Machines will be up-to-date and secure without the need for any further actions

Absolute Protection
Faronics Deep Freeze provides comprehensive protection for IT systems.
  • Guarantees 100% workstation recovery upon restart
  • Provides password protection and complete security
  • Protects multiple hard drives and partitions

Integration and Compatibility
Faronics Deep Freeze Mac provides Apple Remote Desktop integration and compatibility with LDAP implementations.
  • Get enterprise-style capability with Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) integration
  • Install Deep Freeze Tasks for controlling all aspects of Deep Freeze via the ARD console
  • Use LDAP, Active Directory, and Open Directory accounts without limitation
Supported Platforms
Deep Freeze Mac 6.0 is supported on:
  • Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11
  • Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10
  • Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9
  • Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8
  • Mac OS X Server El Capitan 10.11
  • Mac OS X Server Yosemite 10.10
  • Mac OS X Server Mavericks 10.9
  • Mac OS X Server Mountain Lion 10.8
  • Mac OS X Server Lion 10.7.5
Deep Freeze Mac 5.9 supported on:

  • OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3 (or higher)
  • OS X Server 10.6.3 Snow Leopard (or higher)
Deep Freeze Mac is a Universal application (Intel and PPC compatible)

Additional Requirements
  • ARD integration requires Apple Remote Desktop version 3.2 or later.
  • Hardware requirements are the same as the recommended requirements for the host operating system.
Averting Student Mischief

La Mesa-Spring Valley School District was constantly battling student mischievousness. With only six staff members, this meant a computer could be out of commission for up to three weeks. Thanks to installing Deep Freeze on both Macs and PCs, they saw an immediate 95% reduction of Mac support tickets! Impressed by the continuous enhancements and responsiveness, they are excited to continue using this simple solution that has given them their time back.

“Tey like to change things just because they can,whether that means taking items of the Dock, moving fles to diferent locations or changing the toolbar in an application like Word. Tis would, of course, screw up the machine for the next personor even for the same person coming back to that machine later.”

Richard Ribley
Support Technician, La Mesa-Spring Valley

Endpoint Security Gives Piece of Mind

City Inn know their ability to deliver elite service is heavily dependent on the integrity and reliability of their computing technology. Whether it’s deployed in customer facing, administrative, in-room, or business center environments, guests expect hospitality providers to deliver a stress-free experience from start to finish.

“Faronics Deep Freeze was recommended strongly by Apple, and since it is hard to find a solution like this for a Mac, we quickly jumped on the opportunity to purchase it.”

Head of Information Technology for City Inn

Keeping Your Money Safe

Freedom First’s IT department was searching for ways to minimize the lost IT and employee productivity that occurred when their endpoint computers were compromised. They had no way to determine that a machine was compromised until after the problem occurred and required troubleshooting. PCs that did require a rebuild were often unavailable for several hours and required reimaging. Since Deep Freeze was implemented, IT simply reboots the workstations every evening to eradicate any possible issues.

"Deep Freeze has really simplified our lives. Now, there are two choices for each malfunctioning workstation: it’s a hardware problem, or we simply need to reboot."

Jeff Morehart
Network Technician

Deep Freeze provides a great value proposition in several industries, minimizing their IT support costs while maximizing productivity.
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