Faronics Anti-Executable 3.4 Advances Layered Security Protection

SAN RAMON, CA, October 16, 2009 — Faronics is proud to announce the release of Anti-Executable 3.4. The latest version of Faronics’ application whitelisting software features full compatibility with Faronics Deep Freeze Maintenance Mode, and blacklist capability. Faronics Anti-Executable offers a necessary additional layer of workstation protection to the existing “blacklist” solutions such as anti-virus – without the need for definition updates. With the number and complexity of malware threats steadily increasing, relying solely on definition-based anti-virus solutions to ensure IT security is no longer enough. Application whitelisting builds an integral additional layer of security between anti-virus and the ultimate safety net of Deep Freeze.

Blacklist based protection is now integrated into Anti-Executable v3.4. Any executable program added to the blacklist will be blocked from running—even if it is present on the whitelist. This ensures that banned applications are unable to run on any Anti-Executable protected computer. Having whitelist and blacklist based protection integrated in one solution provides organizations with greater security and compliance while simplifying workstation management for IT departments. Other new features in Anti Executable 3.4 include the ability to export whitelists in easy-to-manipulate CSV format and improved event log viewing.

Anti-Executable v3.4 also now provides greater compatibility with Faronics flagship system consistency software Deep Freeze. Version 3.4 allows updates to its whitelist when it detects that Deep Freeze has entered into a Thawed (unprotected) state, which allows authorized software and updates to be installed and retained on the computer. Anti-Executable v3.4 will automatically update its whitelist so this new software is recognized and allowed to run on the computer. Faronics Deep Freeze (now compatible with Windows 7) is widely recognized for protecting and preserving original computer configurations and eliminating routine IT maintenance while allowing complete, unrestricted workstation access.

Companies are quickly recognizing that the threat of day-zero attacks and information theft are simply too costly to risk permitting gaps in security. These organizations are willing to invest comprehensives solution to safeguard their vital resources. To see how Faronics Anti-Executable can simplify your workstation software management tasks and help you achieve an additional layer of security, visit www.faronics.com to download a free, fully functional 30 day evaluation version.

About Faronics
With a well-established record of helping businesses manage, simplify, and secure their IT infrastructure, Faronics makes it possible to do more with less by maximizing the value of existing technology. Our solutions deliver total workstation reliability, complete system control and non-disruptive computer energy management. Incorporated in 1996, Faronics has offices in the USA, Canada and the UK, as well as a global network of channel partners. Our solutions are deployed in over 150 countries worldwide, and are helping more than 30,000 customers.

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