Faronics receives recognition for award-winning Anti-Virus software

Faronics, a leader in computer security and simplifying computer management, announced two developments in connection with its Anti-Virus software. In its latest report by PassMark, Faronics’ Anti-Virus was ranked first in its class. The Anti-Virus product was also recognized by AV-Comparatives as an Approved Security Product.

Faronics’ Anti-Virus includes comprehensive protection that combines anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-rootkit, firewall and web filtering capabilities in a single, centrally managed solution. The product leverages a multi-layered security approach to detect threats on a protected system, and can guard against new threats via real-time malware behavior analysis. Faronics Anti-Virus can also be integrated with Faronics’ reboot-to-restore solution called Deep Freeze to allow for protection and file updates on “frozen” workstations without losing them on every restart.

PassMark performance benchmark: Ranked No. 1 When compared to other leading solutions in the industry, Faronics’ Anti-Virus was ranked number one by PassMark Software’s Performance Benchmark. PassMark utilized several performance metrics for its rankings, including installation time and size, boot time, CPU and memory usage, schedule scan time and network throughput. Overall, Faronics’ Anti-Virus achieved a leading score of 62, with the closest runner up receiving a score of 55.

The PassMark comparison found that Faronics Anti-Virus boots up in half the time it took Kaspersky ES10 and requires only one-fifth of space for installation as Kaspersky ES10. Faronics Anti-Virus was also able to be installed nine times faster than McAfee’s CEP, deploying in only 114 seconds as compared to CEP’s 1,043.31 seconds.

In addition, PassMark found


Faronics Deep Freeze Cloud Supports PCI DSS Compliance Efforts

Faronics announced that its flagship product, Deep Freeze Cloud, is now endorsed by Fortrex Technologies, a Qualified Security Assessor, to support merchants’ efforts to comply with the requirements of the Payment Card Industry (PCI) and Data Security Standard (DSS) Compliance Certificate.

Fortrex is qualified by the PCI Security Standards Council to assess compliance to the PCI DSS standard. Fortrex reviewed the product features and functionality of Deep Freeze Cloud, the cloud-managed version of Faronics’ instant system restore solution, and considered it for security control capabilities in supporting merchant and service provider PCI DSS compliance efforts. As a result of testing, Fortrex confirmed that Faronics Deep Freeze Cloud facilitates compliance with six of the requirements of the standard. It was verified to support merchant and service provider PCI DSS compliance efforts through the ability to establish and enforce multiple required security controls and processes. Its ability to prevent user modification of system configuration settings fully support merchant and service provider efforts to ensure that deployed configuration standards are uniformly maintained.

The verification that Deep Freeze supports PCI DSS compliance efforts benefits Faronics’ retail customers that use POS systems and accept credit card payments. Faronics’ comprehensive suite of software helps retail IT admins to manage, simplify, and secure their multi-user systems and helps them comply with PCI security standards. Adherence to the 12 PCI DSS requirements of the standards ensures that customers’ credit card data is secure throughout every payment transaction and protected from the hassle and cost of malicious attacks


Faronics Deep Freeze Enterprise Announced As A Winner Of The 30th Annual Awards Of Excellence By Tech & Learning For Best Upgraded Product

VANCOUVER, B.C. and SAN RAMON, Calif. December, 2012 – Faronics, a global leader in simplifying, securing and managing multi-user computer environments, today announced that its instant system-restore solution, Faronics Deep Freeze Enterprise, has been selected as a winner of Tech & Learning’s 30th Annual Awards of Excellence for “Best Upgraded Products”.


Faronics Blog Selected as a Finalist in Info Security’s 2012 Global Excellence Awards

Faronics announced today that Info Security Products Guide, the industry’s leading information security research and advisory guide, has named Faronics Blog as a finalist of the 2012 Global Product Excellence Awards in the IT Blog category.  These prestigious global awards recognize IT vendors with advanced, ground-breaking products and solutions that are helping set the bar higher for others in all areas of technologies.

Launched last June, the Faronics Blog explores a variety of IT topics including malware trends and scams, and news on mobile, green, and educational technology.  

“We are proud to be recognized as an industry player whose blog has been named finalist by Info Security Products Guide,” says Ryan Majeau, Web and Social Strategist for Faronics.  “We get that social media is a company-wide initiative and we work hard to ensure our blog has many voices. This ranges from Tech Support Personnel, to Developers, to Sales Managers, to Executives.  We’re proud of our talent, and we want to display our expertise.”

Winners will be honored in San Francisco on February 29, 2012. To learn more about the Faronics Blog, visit www.faronics.com/news/blog.

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