Protect Taxpayer Investment
Municipal governments and city councils around the world face dramatically declining budgets and spending cuts. While the cost of IT security and maintenance can be high, the cost of compromised systems is even higher. With over 60,000 new malware threats appearing daily, relying on just anti-virus is no longer sufficient to protect any network.
Layered Security by Faronics takes a multi-layered approach to your institution’s IT security, allowing you maximum protection from threats and the quickest recovery from intrusions.
Enter Layered Security
Traditional anti-virus programs work by blocking known threats – but stopping known bad guys means they have to get caught first. To stop unknown threats, we flip the paradigm: instead of just blocking known malicious programs, we stop all unapproved programs from running.
That’s why we pair our powerful Anti-Virus with Anti-Executable, a whitelisting application. A whitelist is a list of applications that are authorized to launch on a computer. If a program isn’t on the list, it will not run. This has the added benefit of not only blocking malicious software, but also unauthorized, system-heavy or just plain unnecessary programs from running.
Finally, the ultimate layer of security: full system restoration. It is often easier to simply wipe and restore a computer to its original configuration than to try and diagnose highly specific misconfiguration. However, this is a time consuming process, which may put a machine out of commission for hours to days depending on your IT team’s bandwidth.
That’s where Faronics’ patented Deep Freeze reboot to restore technology comes in. Deep Freeze restores a computer to a set configuration on every reboot. Any changes or problems that result from malicious software, misconfiguration or just plain old user error are undone when the computer is restarted.
One Solution: Multiple Implementation Options
Different departments have different IT needs and requirements. City planning or legal departments may require far more flexibility from their systems than a clerk’s office.
Faronics understands this, which is why our solutions are designed for different environments.
Endpoint Security in flexible environments:
Some users need both security protection and the flexibility to change their system’s configuration, retain specific settings, etc…
The Faronics Layered Security Bundle combines our Anti-Virus software with Anti-Executable. The powerful duo can be deployed across all your machines and then centrally managed from the Faronics Core.
Layered Security in static environments:
It’s frequently necessary IT departments to lock down machines strictly, preventing students or less-experienced users from making unauthorized changes which require IT time to repair.
The Faronics Total Layered Security Bundle adds Deep Freeze to Anti-Virus and Anti-Executable for rock-solid protection of your workstation configurations. If any security threats manage to get past the first two layers of security, they run into the brick wall of Deep Freeze that restores the computers IT-specified configuration on every restart. This also removes users changes – intentional or not, giving IT complete control over how the machines they administer. User files are redirected to a protection part of the drive where they are retained.