SAN RAMON, CA, July 24, 2006 — Faronics announces the release and immediate availability of the newest version of Deep Freeze that comes with a plug-in for LANDesk. This plug-in allows IT administrators to manage Deep Freeze directly through the LANDesk® Desktop Management Suite Console.
Deep Freeze protects and preserves baseline PC and Mac configurations. Regardless of the changes a user makes to a workstation, a reboot resets the computer to its original state — right down to the last byte. The result is a consistent and trouble-free computing environment with 100% workstation availability. In addition to the LANDesk Plug-in, Deep Freeze 6.0 offers a newly re-designed and re-organized interface, enhanced scheduling capability from within the enterprise console, and new options for managing and importing user defined groups.
“This Deep Freeze Plug-in for LANDesk is just the first step Faronics is taking toward our goal for interoperability with all major desktop management solutions,” said Brent Smithurst, Vice President of Technical Operations at Faronics. “This partnership with LANDesk represents an ideal example of technological synergy, where major advancements and integration in software benefit our mutual existing and future customers.”
“With the Deep Freeze LANDesk Plug-In, IT administrators using LANDesk® Management Suite 8.6.1 and 8.7 to manage their enterprise workstations will be given greater functionality to activate scheduled tasks, manage computers with multi-level user defined groups, and improve process updates while preserving and protecting the productivity of PC and Mac workstations,” said Steve Workman, LANDesk director of product management.
The LANDesk Plug-in is available as part of Deep Freeze Enterprise version 6.0. Fully functional trial versions of Deep Freeze Enterprise can be downloaded at www.faronics.com.
Faronics develops and markets intelligent utilities for absolute control of multi-user computing environments. Faronics’ market-leading solutions ensure 100% workstation availability and have dramatically impacted the day-to-day lives of thousands of information technology professionals and computing lab managers. Our user-driven, powerful technology innovations benefit educational institutions, libraries, government organizations and corporations.
The LANDesk Solution Alliance Program fosters increased product integration between participating alliance members, and enables participants to leverage LANDesk’s market reach and channel strengths. LANDesk is a leading provider of systems, security, and process management solutions for desktops, servers and mobile devices across the enterprise. LANDesk enables thousands of organizations to easily deploy and use end-to-end management solutions. LANDesk is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, with offices located in the Americas, Europe and Asia, and can be found on the Web at http://www.landesk.com/, or by calling 1-800-982-2130. Note: LANDesk has announced that it signed a letter of intent on April 27, 2006 to be purchased by Avocent Corporation, with expected completion in 60-75 days.
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Brent Smithurst (Vice President, Technical Operations)