Deep Freeze: A Windows SteadyState Replacement

Libraries experienced transformative changes in the last decade. Technological disruption has iterated the operation of public and institutional libraries almost entirely. Buildings housing dusty books, bookshelves, and inventory cards have been replaced by an increasing number of computers in line with the changing expectations of new-age library patrons. Hence, public libraries in schools and colleges are heavily dependent on IT systems for their day-to-day operations. It is essential that computing systems in educational institutions have an embedded backup application and disaster recovery process in place. Deep Freeze, a Windows SteadyState replacement is a Reboot to Restore solution that addresses this gap. SteadyState software was a faulty security solution on many counts. Deep Freeze is an apt alternative to SteadyState software.

Public libraries, school and community colleges, and university libraries have online processes to access e-books, archives, audio books, and research databases and hence, are prone to the risks of being infected with accidental download of faulty malware and viruses. This translates to system downtime and mounting IT tickets. Now you can move over SteadyState software. Install Deep Freeze instead of SteadyState software!

Deep Freeze, a SteadyState software replacement, which has Reboot to Restore as one of its critical functionalities, is the answer to the challenges confronted by libraries today. It is an alternative of SteadyState software. This Windows SteadyState replacement ensures comprehensive data security for libraries. Our robust solution, Deep Freeze (a SteadyState software replacement), is capacitated with the ability to restore systems back to a state of desired configuration.

A SteadyState alternative for your upgraded Windows: From SteadyState software to Deep Freeze

SteadyState software is Windows’ proprietary workstation protection solution based on the Reboot to Restore technology. However, Windows SteadyState is not compatible with their latest OS releases. So, if your system upgradation is in process, you can bank on Deep Freeze, as it will no longer be covered by SteadyState software any more. Deep Freeze is a SteadyState alternative in this regard. It is compatible with Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. Deep Freeze removes all unwanted changes in the computing system and restores it back to a pre-decided baseline. Issues like outdated configuration leading to slow systems, malicious software activity, and erroneous misconfiguration by users are dealt with a single reboot. With Faronics’ Reboot to Restore offering, you can completely do away with the cumbersome process of raising IT tickets, followed by re-imaging and system downtime, which was an imperative for Windows SteadyState.

A powerful alternative to SteadyState software, Deep Freeze does not affect your system’s performance and can be managed through a central management console. It seamlessly integrates with Faronics Anti-Virus – a robust anti-virus solution by Faronics that lets you automatically retain virus definitions while keeping the computer protected and frozen with Deep Freeze.This functionality takes it a notch higher than Windows SteadyState.

An unbeatable solution for public access computers such as libraries, computer labs, internet cafes, Deep Freeze bridges the gap within organizations, that relied heavily on SteadyState software, prior to the emergence of Windows 7. Therefore, Deep Freeze is a better alternative when compared with SteadyState software.

Deep Freeze: A Windows SteadyState replacement for computer labs & libraries

Reboot to Restore provides un-interrupted education with comprehensive computer protection in educational institutions. Configuration changes in computers of institutions are reversed with a simple reboot function. The solution helps you experience improved results when contrasted with its predecessor, SteadyState software. This has resulted in a phenomenal reduction of IT tickets, by 63%. Besides, the technology effectively manages computers in labs, schools, and university campuses with its central management capabilities. This expedites the entire process of resolving IT related issues way better than SteadyState software.

Reboot to Restore facilitates easy management of OS, and enables unrestricted access for lab computers. Therefore, this software is a notch higher than Windows SteadyState. By installing Deep Freeze in your laptops, Windows tablets, and Mac’s, you can reduce downtime substantially and fix IT issues with a simple reboot. Hence, classroom testing environments are drastically enhanced. By blocking unauthorized programs, authorities can restrict functions they deem undesirable in their institutions. Teachers and staffs in educational institutions benefit from the bulletproof protection offered to their computers while ensuring uninterrupted education. Therefore, the solution is far more comprehensive than Windows SteadyState.

Reboot to Restore in schools: A case in point

Reboot to Restore was installed at a central school district in the US. The district had over 4,200 students and 1,700 computing systems. The load on IT was mounting as authorities complained of system errors, busted storage drives, and blue screens of death due to outdated configurations and malwares entering the system and SteadyState software was unable to resolve these issues. Windows SteadyState was unable to resolve the issues at hand. The threat of unwarranted malware escalated owing to same system being used by multiple users from disparate departments. SteadyState software, thus, did not resolve issues easily. The district needed a full-time IT support team to keep a tab on all the systems and perform regular maintenance. The IT team took recourse to weekly rebuilding and reimagining of the computers which proved to be highly time consuming and burdensome for IT, impacting their efficiency as well. On the other hand, if systems were not updated regularly, they were prone to the risks of being infected. An apt answer to this was a solution that could be seamlessly integrated with the systems and allowed troubleshooting with ease. The school district installed the Faronics solution, Deep Freeze – a SteadyState alternative.

Faronics’ Windows SteadyState replacement ensures full system uptime. The product, Deep Freeze, is developed for upgraded OS, unlike SteadyState software. The solution proved to be easy to use and the school district benefitted significantly. Since then, the institution experienced a reduced number of IT support calls. The IT support team instead, was able to focus on more critical tasks. The institution today has teachers and students capable of resolving technical issues with a simple Reboot to Restore function, without having to undergo rigorous and intensive training on the same.

To conclude, Reboot to Restore and its potential to resolve major IT issues with quick-fix is nothing short of a technological leap. Faronics’ Deep Freeze as a SteadyState alternative is an ideal solution for libraries, computer labs, cafes, schools, kiosks, and centres that are heavily dependent on an updated IT infrastructure to run smoothly. The technology functions superiorly over SteadyState software and with its end-to-end workstation protection capabilities in public access computers, has been able to strengthen workstation functions phenomenally.

Matt Williams

A self-proclaimed ‘tech geek’, Matt has worked in technology for a decade and divides his time between blogging and working in IT. A huge New York Giants fan, when not watching football Matt gets his game on playing Call of Duty with his friends and other tech bloggers.