Empower Students with Non-Restrictive Computer Usage

Revert Student costly mistakes with a Simple Reboot

Reduce IT Support Tickets by 63%

Centrally Manage Labs, Schools and Campuses

Manage Browser Restrictions for Lab Computers

 
We Protect All Types of Windows and Mac Devices

Computer Lab
 

Provide students with flexible lab environment, where their learning can be taken to the next level, without any risk to computers.

Student Laptops and Tablets

Clear session data with a simple reboot, to maintain student laptops and tablets in pristine state.

Testing Environments

Run only specific applications in testing environments to comply with testing regulations. Make testing environments hassle free for IT teams.

Teachers and Staff Computers

Ensure uninterrupted education by minimizing downtime associated with computer issues.

One Platform for Total Control of Your IT Assets
Non-Restrictive Technology Benefits
Non-Restrictive Technology Benefits
The benefits of non-restrictive technology are many:
  • Offers an unrestricted learning environment for students with improved efficiency levels
  • Eliminates obstacles to initiate technology in learning
  • Gives students the freedom to experiment and learn without penalty or consequence
  • Enhances system performance due to improved resource utilization efficiencies
  • Enhances computer performance by eliminating the need for most routine hard drive maintenance
  • Ensures consistent configurations
  • Reduces unnecessary anxiety related to allowing users access
  • Allows user full access to computer without time-consuming management restrictions
  • Significantly lowers Total Cost of Ownership for technology assets because of a vast reduction in time and cost spent maintaining and rebuilding machines
  • Eliminates the hidden costs present in the time teachers and other less qualified people spend troubleshooting computer issues


Just ‘Reboot’ If Anything Doesn’t Seem Right
Revert Student Costly Mistakes With a Simple Reboot
With Faronics Patented Reboot to Restore Technology:
  • Students can customize their desktops, delete or create shortcuts, and do virtually anything they want to the computer; the computer’s desired configuration is always restored upon reboot.
  • Students are guaranteed an unrestricted, available, and perfectly functioning machine; and IT staff does not need to spend valuable time rebuilding or re-imaging machines.


Centrally Manage Labs, Schools and Campuses
Web Console to Manage IT across All Locations:
  • Simple web based console offers the power of cloud through one clean dashboard, with management console to monitor status
  • Automatically install and update popular products across your network of public computers


Manage Desktop and Browser Restrictions
Manage Browser Restrictions for Your Lab Computers
Easily turn on or off Windows features:
  • Enable browser restrictions to allow and control what users can do on the web, disable features within web browsers for complete security
  • Set time periods for user sessions, control user access based on preset time period and security codes

Works with   
Patented Reboot to Restore Technology
100% System Availability
No Dependency on On-Site IT Support
Web Based Console
Kiosk Mode
Browser Lockdown
Printer Restrictions
Automatic Software Updates via Cloud
Software Asset Management
Desktop Lockdown
Application Control
Schedule Windows Updates
Power Management

Patented
Reboot to Restore
Technology

Patent number: US7539828 B2
Faronics Deep Freeze comes with a set of powerful features that prove immensely useful for IT administrators looking to secure their systems and keep them running smoothly, without any restrictions.

Absolute Protection for Lab Computers
Faronics Deep Freeze provides comprehensive protection for IT systems.
  • Deep Freeze makes workstation configurations indestructible
  • Guarantees 100% workstation recovery upon restart
  • Provides password protection and complete security
  • Protects multiple hard drives and partitions
  • Prevents workstation drift and accidental system misconfiguration
  • Helps maintain Software compliance across all workstations
  • Protects workstations from unauthorized changes with a simple restart


Secure and Control your Student Kiosks
Enhanced security is rolled into Faronics Deep Freeze with protection to the Operating System along with the Master Boot Record (MBR) from rootkit injections, making your security bulletproof.
  • Prevent unauthorized administrators from accessing or controlling a computer that runs Deep Freeze via a unique Customization Code for all components
  • Preset multiple passwords to be used on a workstation or via the Command Line Control with varying activation and expiration dates
  • Disable keyboard and mouse, including touchscreen devices, during Thawed Periods or on demand
  • Boot Control window provides the ability for immediate reboot
  • Use Stealth Mode to hide the Deep Freeze system tray icon

Centrally Manage all your School Computers
Central management makes it easy to deploy, configure, and manage Deep Freeze using the Enterprise Console or Core Console
  • Quickly populate multiple groups or sub-groups with smart automatic filters or import groups from Active Directory
  • Invoke system maintenance on demand with “Thaw Locked” mode to block access to Keyboard and Mouse
  • Launch RDP and VNC sessions right from the Deep Freeze Enterprise Console
  • Create customized Enterprise Consoles with tailored features
  • Remotely deploy, execute, and control software on managed workstations
  • With Faronics Core keep scheduled actions “active” to ensure updates on offline workstations
  • With Faronics Core manage workstations with dynamic groups, perform actions on workstation groups, view workstation activity status, and remotely wake-up offline workstations via the web

Customized Configuration Options for Training Computers
Customized configuration makes setting up Deep Freeze for your environment a breeze.
  • Use the Configuration Administrator to specify multiple passwords, select drives to be Frozen, create ThawSpaces to save data, create workstation tasks, schedule maintenance and set advanced networks.
  • Create multiple customized installers with different configurations
  • Pre-select Frozen Drives and selectively Freeze or Thaw fixed drives
  • Schedule automatic Restart/Shutdown times
  • 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
  • Automatically apply configuration changes to workstations without having to disable Deep Freeze

Deployment and 3rd Party Integration for Computers
Easy deployment of Faronics Deep Freeze is made possible with several options.
  • Use the built-in Command Line Interface to manage Deep Freeze from within the most popular desktop management systems such as Microsoft SCCM, Dell KACE, Spice Works, and Symantec Altiris Check out our Integration page
  • Easy deployment options including a silent install for rapid network deployment, deployment as part of your imaging solution or via the Enterprise Console
  • Provides option to deploy on multiple workstations as part of a master image
  • Includes the Deep Freeze Command Line Control Utility for remote management
  • Create, edit download, and share XML-based Deep Freeze Action Files to interact with other programs via the Enterprise Console

Integration with other Faronics Solutions
Deep Freeze may be used in conjunction with Faronics Anti-Virus, Anti-Executable and Power Save.
  • Single Console to manage both Deep Freeze and Faronics Anti-Virus clients
  • Seamless malware definition retention on workstations 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
  • Or use the built-in Command Line Interface to manage Deep Freeze from within the most popular desktop management systems such as Microsoft SCCM, Dell KACE, Spice Works, and Symantec Altiris Check out our Integration page

Automatic Maintenance and Updates
Windows updates are easy to automate with Deep Freeze
  • Automatically download Windows updates even when machines are Frozen
  • Much faster Windows updates as cached updates are applied as soon as the machines are Thawed
  • Detects when updates are complete and automatically returns the computer back to a frozen state, eliminating the need to set maintenance window completion times Watch Video
  • Schedule multiple Thawed Periods to perform Windows updates (through the Internet or WSUS) or run a custom batch file to update other software
  • Update Maintenance schedules over the air right from the Enterprise Console without disabling Deep Freeze

Compatibility and Interoperability Options
Faronics Deep Freeze 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 Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8x
  • Supports SSD, SCSI, ATA, SATA, and IDE hard drives
  • Supports FAT, FAT32, NTFS, basic and dynamic disks
  • Localized in six languages

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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

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

CLOUD
Deep Freeze Cloud is offered as Software as a Service(SaaS) which includes a suite of services including Deep Freeze, WINSelect and other Faronics Solutions. Now be in control of your IT assets, anytime and anywhere

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