SAN RAMON, CA, November 24, 2008 —IT administrators looking for a centralized solution for managing and restricting workstation functionality have now been empowered, thanks to the Enterprise edition release of Faronics WINSelect. WINSelect 7.1 introduces the ability to deploy and manage Faronics’ workstation preference and functionality control utility via Core Console, Faronics’ desktop management tool. Scheduling the activation or deactivation of WINSelect’s workstation restrictions is also now possible—great news for IT administrators who need to apply varying protection levels based on user or organizational needs.
WINSelect has seen a significant number of feature additions and improvements in the last year. When WINSelect 7.0 was introduced, it made the management of workstation functionality in a public access, kiosk, library, or administrative environment simple. IT administrators could restrict user access to applications, websites, program functions, and menu options—all without any knowledge of complex Group Policies. Features such as one-click Kiosk Mode, Session Timers, and Printer Restrictions, made it easy for IT administrators to instantly turn a computer into a full-fledged secure kiosk, limit the length of each user session, and restrict user access to printers.
Advanced features include the ability to restrict Windows Explorer functions such as drag and drop, deleting or renaming files, and UNC access. WINSelect is also the only solution that enables IT to customize and restrict the functionality of Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox. A free, fully functional 30 day evaluation version of all Faronics products, including WINSelect, can be downloaded from www.faronics.com.
Faronics delivers software solutions that help manage, simplify, and secure desktop computers. Our software focuses on solving real world computing problems that threaten user productivity, system integrity, and organizational efficiency. Recognized as a global leader in system control solutions, our customers include educational institutions, healthcare facilities, libraries, government organizations,and corporations in over fifty countries worldwide.
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Dheeraj Mahtani (Marketing Communications Specialist, Faronics)