Eliminate Server Outages
Servers that enable critical tasks are the vital backbone of a business, and server outages, whether from an accidental change or a malicious attack, can spell disaster.With Deep Freeze Server, a simple restart is all it takes to restore your server from such disruptive incidents, keeping your business running smoothly.

Reduce IT Tickets by 63%

Deep Freeze ensures 100% server recovery with every restart. Customers report an average reduction of 63% in IT tickets.

Increase Productivity

Reduced server downtime means increased IT productivity.

Completely Non-Restrictive

Provide administrators with unrestricted access while preventing permanent configuration changes.

Eliminate Lock Down Defense

Avoid the necessity of adopting restrictive defense or reactionary approaches for maintaining security.

Prevent Configuration Drift

Prevent servers from straying from their baseline configurations.

Extend the Life of Your Servers

Eliminate degradation issues which lead to servers slowing down over time.

Zero-day Threats

Deep Freeze provides a simple and effective way to clear all malicious changes to your server, including zero-day threats.

License Compliance

Deep Freeze removes all software installed without your authorization with a single reboot, helping your organization achieve license compliance.

Protect Servers Running Windows Server 2003 After End of Support

Retain your system’s pristine configuration , even on an unsupported platform.

Reduce IT Tickets by 63%

Our server restore software ensures 100% server recovery with every restart, so you can watch that mountain of support tickets shrink. Customers report an average reduction of 63%. You can also forget about accidental configuration changes, malicious software, and operating system degradation.

Increase Productivity

Server downtime means reduced productivity and increased help desk calls. Deep Freeze guarantees that expensive server assets are kept running at 100%, ensuring uptime and productivity while drastically reducing support costs for server problems.

Completely Non-Restrictive

The non-restrictive, reboot-to-restore concept involves technology that allows administrators unrestricted, available, and perfectly functioning servers, whose desired configuration is always restored upon reboot. Therefore, IT staff does not need to spend valuable time rebuilding or re-imaging servers.

Eliminate Lock Down Defense

Locking down servers in order to secure them isn’t ideal from an administrator’s standpoint, while a reactionary security maintenance approach like rebuilding or reimaging servers is time consuming. On the other hand, Deep Freeze offers the ability to restore server configurations, which are completely restored on restart, thereby eliminating all software related issues.

Prevent Configuration Drift

By restoring servers to their initial desired state with a single reboot, Faronics Deep Freeze prevents them from straying from their baseline configurations. However, administrators can carry on working as usual and still save any necessary documents, media and data.

Extend the Life of Your Servers

By restoring servers to a pristine desired configuration upon reboot, Deep Freeze eliminates degradation issues which lead to servers slowing down over time. This means a longer life for your servers and a reduction in costs associated with upgrading them.

Zero-day Threats

Zero day threats exploit previously unknown vulnerabilities and can be near impossible to detect with an antivirus solution. Deep Freeze provides simple, yet effective protection against zero-day threats as a reboot would clear out any malicious software, including zero-day threats.

License Compliance

Your IT personnel may inadvertently install unlicensed or unauthorized software. By using Deep Freeze, such unlicensed or unauthorized software can be removed with a single reboot, helping your organization achieve license compliance.

Protect Servers Running Windows Server 2003 After End of Support

Microsoft will be discontinuing its support for Windows Server 2003, but with Deep Freeze on your system, you do not have to worry! Our patented reboot to restore technology solution helps you retain the pristine configuration without the platform support.

Reboot to Restore
Patent number: US7539828 B2
Faronics Deep Freeze Server comes with a set of powerful features that prove immensely useful for IT administrators looking to keep their IIS, Web and other servers running smoothly and securely, without any restrictions.
How Deep Freeze Works

It’s easy to say just how easy Deep Freeze can make your life, but you’re probably asking how exactly it will do that. It’s simple, just like this!

Security and Control
Enhanced security is rolled into Faronics Deep Freeze Server with protection for the Master Boot Record (MBR) from rootkit injections, making your security bulletproof.
  • Secure the Master Boot Record (MBR)
  • Encrypt all components with a unique Customization Code
  • Preset multiple passwords to be used on a server or via the Command Line Control with varying activation and expiration dates
  • Generate encrypted One Time or One Day Passwords
  • Disable keyboard and mouse during Thawed Periods or on demand
  • Boot Control window provides ability for immediate reboot
  • Use Stealth Mode to hide the Deep Freeze Server system tray icon

Configuration Options
Customized configuration makes setting up Deep Freeze for your environment a breeze.
  • Customized configuration makes setting up Deep Freeze Server for your environment a breeze.
  • Create customized installation files using the Configuration Administrator
  • Pre-select Frozen Drives and selectively Freeze or Thaw fixed drives
  • Schedule automatic Restart/Shutdown times
  • Restart server on Logoff
  • Shutdown servers after a preset length of inactivity
  • Automate Windows Update installation and detect when installation is complete to reboot Frozen or shutdown
  • Schedule multiple Thawed Periods to perform Windows updates (through the Internet or WSUS) or run a custom batch file to update other software

Data Retention Options
With Deep Freeze Server installed, data can be retained across reboots by redirecting both user and application data to storage space on non-system drives
  • Create up to eight ThawSpaces on a server that can be used to store programs, save files, or make permanent changes
  • Specify the size of the ThawSpace and host drive
  • Cache Windows updates by downloading updates even when in Frozen state

Central Management
Central management (available in Deep Freeze Server Enterprise edition) makes it easy to deploy, configure, and manage Deep Freeze Server.
  • Schedule restart, shutdown, Wake-On-LAN, Freeze, Thaw, and Thaw Locked tasks dynamically to take place once or regularly
  • Change server task schedules on the fly
  • Manage servers easily with User Defined Groups
  • Quickly populate multiple groups or sub-groups with smart automatic filters or import groups from Active Directory
  • Update all pre-existing installation files automatically
  • Invoke system maintenance on demand with “Thaw Locked” mode
  • Launch RDP and VNC sessions through the Deep Freeze Console
  • Create customized Enterprise Consoles with tailored features
  • Remotely deploy, execute, and control software on servers
  • With Faronics Core keep scheduled actions “active” to ensure updates on offline servers
  • With Faronics Core manage servers with dynamic groups, perform actions on server groups, view server activity status, and remotely wake-up offline servers via the web

Deployment and Interoperability Options
Easy deployment of Faronics Deep Freeze Server is made possible with several options.
  • Offers silent install option for rapid network deployment
  • Provides option to deploy on multiple servers as part of a master image
  • Deep Freeze Command Line Control Utility for remote management
  • Integrate Deep Freeze protection into any desktop management solution capable of executing command line control
  • Create, edit download, and share XML-based Deep Freeze Action Files to interact with other programs via the Enterprise Console
  • Communicate with servers over a LAN, WAN, or combination
  • Support for multiple ports and automatically authorizing them

Deep Freeze Server may be used in conjunction with Faronics Anti-Virus, Anti-Executable and Power Save.
  • Seamless malware definitions on servers protected in a Frozen state with Faronics Anti-Virus
  • Malware definitions for other anti-virus solutions can be easily retained through use of Thawed Periods
  • Integration with Faronics Anti-Executable and Faronics Power Save to detect Deep Freeze Thawed Periods

Absolute Protection
Faronics Deep Freeze Server provides comprehensive protection for IT systems.
  • Guarantees 100% server recovery upon restart
  • Provides password protection and complete security
  • Protects multiple hard drives and partitions

Integration and Compatibility
Faronics Deep Freeze Server works with a wide range of hard drive types and formats and is available in several languages.
  • Supports multi-boot environments
  • Compatible with Fast User Switching
  • Supports SSD, SCSI, ATA, SATA, and IDE hard drives
  • Supports FAT, FAT32, NTFS, basic and dynamic disks
  • Compatible with NComputing solutions
  • Localized in six languages
Supported Platforms
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2003 R2

Hard Drive Space

10% free space required

Additional Requirements
  • The Deep Freeze Configuration Administrator and Enterprise Console are supported on Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Server 2003, 2003 R2, 2008, 2008 R2 (32 & 64 bit) and Server 2012.
  • The hardware requirements are the same as the recommended requirements for the host operating system.
Bringing Computers to the Community

Philadelphia FIGHT (FIGHT) is a non-profit organization designed to improve the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS. Its Critical Path Project to provide digital literacy in the most vulnerable neighborhoods has a very small Information Technology staff to manage all the machines across all their centers. A high volume of support tickets across their centers would simply be unmanageable for a team of this size. Faronics Deep Freeze helped to provide the community of Philadelphia with a positive computing experience, free from malware, configuration changes, and computer downtime, with minimal support staff.

“I can’t imagine a public computer center or public library not running Faronics Deep Freeze & WINSelect.”

Allison Wolf
Manager of Information Systems

Keeping Your Money Safe

Freedom First’s IT department was searching for ways to minimize the lost IT and employee productivity that occurred when their endpoint computers were compromised. They had no way to determine that a machine was compromised until after the problem occurred and required troubleshooting. PCs that did require a rebuild were often unavailable for several hours and required reimaging. Since Deep Freeze was implemented, IT simply reboots the workstations every evening to eradicate any possible issues.

"Deep Freeze has really simplified our lives. Now, there are two choices for each malfunctioning workstation: it’s a hardware problem, or we simply need to reboot."

Jeff Morehart
Network Technician

Facilitating Learning Everywhere

Ballston Spa Central School District was facing a plethora of IT infrastructure issues - system errors, blue screens of death and busted DVD drives. Staff would rebuild and reimage computers weekly and their anti-virus efforts came with a price to network and system performance. Faronics Deep Freeze gave Ballston Spa Central School District an alternative to computer imaging that worked seamlessly with a network-efficient anti-virus solution.

“Faronics Anti-Virus and Deep Freeze have simplifed our job and allowed us to focus on other critical projects.”

Brian Merchant
Coordinator of Technical Support Services

Deep Freeze provides a great value proposition in several industries, minimizing their IT support costs while maximizing productivity.
For an overview of how Deep Freeze could benefit your industry, please select an industry below.
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Web Based Console
Power of cloud for better management

Mobile App
iOS and Android apps for all your routine tasks

Software Automation
Stop worrying about software updates

Usage Stats
Intelligent reports for smart IT decisions

Deep Freeze Enterprise
Centralized deployment and management as well as a host of configuration options for the Enterprise.

Deep Freeze Standard
Bulletproof disk protection designed for computing environments of 1-10 workstations.

Deep Freeze for Mac
Ultimate Mac OS X protection that leverages Apple Remote Desktop for deployment and management.

Deep Freeze Server
Protect your Windows and Mac Server operating systems and ensure they’re running at 100% operating availability.

Faronics Support

Have questions about Deep Freeze Server?
Call us directly at 1-800-943-6422 or contact sales.
For troubleshooting, check out our Support Portal for answers to frequently asked questions.