SAN RAMON, CA, December 18, 2007 — Faronics Anti-Executable’s ability to protect workstations from unwanted software is now stronger than ever! The latest version 2.3 release of Faronics’ session integrity software provides IT administrators with greater workstation flexibility while still preventing unauthorized executables from running or installing.
Anti-Executable scans a workstation’s hard drive and creates a whitelist of all programs that are authorized for use, thereby preventing applications that are not on the list from executing or installing. By using Anti-Executable, organizations can provide users with the productivity tools required for their job, but protect them from distractions, such as chat programs and games, and Internet dangers, such as spyware, malware, and adware. Advanced features include centralized control over workstation protection settings.
Version 2.3 of Anti-Executable enables IT administrators to allow or deny application execution from CD/DVD drives. This feature is especially useful in computing environments where users often need to execute software from optical media. Administrators can now easily grant either individual or group access to the CD/DVD based applications—all from one central console. Anti-Executable now also provides the ability to block workstation keyboard and mouse activity directly from the Anti-Executable console. IT can employ this feature to prevent users from accessing workstations either during scheduled maintenance periods or on demand.
“A growing concern among organizations today is bandwidth efficiency,” says Guillermo Tellez, Product Manager for Anti-Executable at Faronics. “File sharing applications and spyware are not only a distraction to user productivity, but also are a huge drain on network bandwidth. Ensuring workstations are free of these programs maximizes network availability for productive uses such as web traffic and emails, and guarantees the user a trouble-free computing experience.”
Several organizations count on Anti-Executable’s protection to secure their systems, including the Los Angeles Police Department. “We have a policy that prohibits unauthorized installation of non-Department sanctioned/owned software on any Department computer,” said Tim Riley, CIO and Bureau Chief of the LAPD’s Information and Communication Services Bureau. “The LAPD relies on Anti-Executable to block the installation of non-business and harmful files that could prevent the use of a mission critical system.”
A free, fully functional 30 day evaluation version of Anti-Executable can be downloaded from www.faronics.com. AntiExecutable runs on Windows 9X/Me/2000/XP. The Enterprise Console requires Windows 2000 or XP.
Faronics delivers software products that manage, simplify, and secure IT environments. Our products ensure 100% workstation availability, and have dramatically improved the day-to-day lives of thousands of information technology professionals. Deployed on over six million workstations in fifty countries worldwide, Faronics’ technology innovations benefit educational institutions, healthcare facilities, libraries, government organizations and corporations.
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Dmitry Shesterin (Marketing Manager, Faronics)