SAN RAMON, CA, October 3, 2006 — Faronics is proud to announce that Faronics Anti-Executable and Deep Freeze Mac have each received awards from Technology & Learning magazine. AntiExecutable Enterprise won a 2006 Award of Excellence and Deep Freeze Mac received a Legacy Award, honoring products that have stood the test of time and have evolved with changing technology to offer the highest quality experiences for educators and students.
According to Technology & Learning, the Awards of Excellence are a 24-year-old recognition program honoring “innovative applications that break new ground in some important way and also best-of-breed examples that demonstrate clear superiority over similar products in the market.”More than 35 educators personally test-drove the more than 110 entries in San Francisco Bay Area schools before determining the winners. Editor in Chief, Susan McLester, said, “This year’s educatorjudges certainly gave all entries a grueling test-drive. These award winners reflect the highest quality in education technology products today.”
Faronics Anti-Executable prevents the launch or installation of any type of unlicensed or unwanted executable with a revolutionary whitelist concept. On install, Anti-Executable performs a deep scan of the computer and authorizes all programs on it using our proprietary Quintuple Verification technique. From that point on, any other executables including games, chat programs, spyware, or viruses, are deemed unauthorized and will not run or install.
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. Deep Freeze Mac integrates with Apple Remote Desktop and LANDesk to offer enterprise-wide management capability.
Deep Freeze Enterprise (for Windows) won awards in 2003 and 2004.
“It’s extremely gratifying for us to receive these awards on the heels of the eSchool News Reader’s Choice awards in August,” said Brent Smithurst, Vice President of Technical Operations at Faronics. “Our products are designed with the unique needs of education in mind, and everyone at Faronics takes great pride in this recognition.”
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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.
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Brent Smithurst (Vice President, Technical Operations)