Deep Freeze Reboot to Restore by Faronics makes Endpoints indestructible. Deep Freeze is the ultimate workstation protection solution. With its Reboot To Restore technology, our solution secures configuration files and core operating systems on a server or a workstation. Once installed, the software establishes a baseline which is essentially the point to which the computer would revert to, once the reboot is completed. The application leverages patented technology to redirect cloned data from the hard drive to an allocation table while the original data continues to remain as is.
Reboot To Restore has grown out of the necessity for a user- and time-friendly alternative to other solutions. Computers shared by various users, such as those used in schools, library, hospitals, public kiosks, and so on, are prone to system and security related risks. Users end up with unwanted files or malware infection while attempting to install a program. However, the fix to these problems is simple yet effective – Reboot To Restore.
For users who want an undo button to go with their Windows operating systems, Reboot To Restore is the solution that they have been looking for. Reboot To Restore allows them to undo or reverse unwanted changes. For instance, a user may find her/his system has slowed down to an unusual degree after installing a new software or driver. Reboot To Restore takes care of the situation by restoring an endpoint system to its previous state. However, these changes might require anywhere between 8 minutes to 30 minutes to take effect. Reboot To Restore might also uninstall certain programs as the system reverts to its ‘original’ state.
Faronics’ Deep Freeze on the other hand returns computers to a clean and decluttered state upon every reboot without affecting user generated files. Reboot To Restore empowers users by mitigating the need for IT intervention by up to 63 percent. Further, the Reboot To Restore helps businesses by improving productivity and reducing IT costs.
The restore functionality is also available to Mac users, a backup feature is integrated into the Mac OS. However, to leverage the Reboot To Restore solution effectively, users require an external hard drive to store user-generated files.
Deep Freeze for Mac eliminates this requirement. Powered by our patented technology, it allows users and IT personnel to pre-determine preferred configurations for endpoints. Since Reboot To Restore is designed to provide users with maximum control, Faronics has built in a feature called “ThawSpaces”. These are virtual drives created with the purpose of “partitioning” off important configuration data. It comes with secure and easy-to-use features like customized data retention – which can be user-specific or global, and dynamic storage capacities, among other things. It lets users tailor configuration settings right from choosing usernames and passwords to supporting multi-boot environments. ThawSpaces also lets users retain data across reboots.
With Deep Freeze Cloud, Faronics has ensured Reboot To Restore can be provided in the form of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). The cloud solution contains all the comprehensive and robust features as our On-premise solutions. Among other things, these include remote-yet-unified management capabilities, user-friendly deployment and other Faronics solutions, automated updates and maintenance, and retention of essential data while clearing out unwanted, system-draining additions. It also includes “ThawSpaces” that store away essential system information in “Data Igloos” so that nothing is lost during reboot restore cycles. Reboot To Restore is easy to install and use, and user data can be retained.
Reboot To Restore software serves as an essential function: it provide users with an easy solution when end point systems are not performing up to their optimum potential. The Reboot To Restore solution has evolved over the years, and there have been as many versions of these software as there have been versions of operating systems – the former always updated to suit the features of the latter. Independent solutions, however, have gone a long way in course-correcting this trajectory.
Reboot To Restore solutions from Microsoft (Now Discontinued): A system recovery feature such as Reboot To Restore has always been an important aspect that has been folded into the larger functionality of Windows operating systems. For instance, Windows Steady State Software, the discontinued freeware, was a reboot restore system tool, which users could leverage to reset their systems to a former steadier state of functioning. With Windows Vista this system recovery feature gained prominence as Windows System Restore. It was designed to leverage Windows’ Shadow Copy feature which could create snapshots of user hard drives. From Windows 7 onwards, this feature was further fine-tuned and tweaked. Even though the functionality has varied from version to version, users can still take manual snapshots of their work stations. Additionally, Shadow Copy-powered backup tools can even take snapshots of the hard drive through an automated process.
Given the numerous and disparate Reboot To Restore solutions that have been available on the market, Faronics created its solutions to make endpoint troubleshooting a simple and hassle-free task for users. As a replacement for more complicated methods such as re-imaging, software reinstalls, Deep Freeze solutions have been designed to restore workstations to a pristine, pre-configured state with a simple press of the restart button. Our Reboot To Restore technology has proven expertise to extend computer lifecycles to a significant degree by not only simplifying system recovery, but providing a tough shield against zero-day vulnerabilities. Further, Deep Freeze’s Reboot To Restore solution has also facilitated increased productivity through a drastic reduction in ticket generation – by 63 percent, thus, reducing redundancies in communication protocols.
As discussed above, Faronics’ patented Reboot To Restore technology offers multiple benefits for users and IT administrators looking for a simple way around complicated configuration problems. But how does Deep Freeze achieve these results? The software simply redirects data that has collected on a user’s hard drive to an allocation table while leaving the original data as is. Whenever an instance of computer restart occurs, the redirected information on the allocation table is no longer referenced. This means that no data is disturbed during a reboot restore cycle.
Faronics’ Deep Freeze solution has been designed keeping in mind the need for user-friendly configuration solutions. This is a reboot to restore technology that goes the extra mile in protecting computers and workstations. For this reason, Deep Freeze includes several endpoint protection features that enhance their performance and lifecycle.
Lockdown Defence: As external threats to systems become more and more sophisticated, it is important to be able to anticipate, rather than react to them. It is essential to have protection in place that is equipped to handle security breaches proactively rather than as a reaction. Deep Freeze is designed to mitigate the need for security measures that are intrusive and reactive. All the unwanted malwares are removed upon reboot and your system config is back to the pristine state.
Defend Against Phishing Attacks: Phishing has always been and remains one of the primary threats to user systems. Deep Freeze reverses these threats through its Reboot To Restore function Combined with Deep Freeze Antivirus if any threat manages to pass through the Antivirus net Deep Freeze will eliminate that threat upon a simple reboot.
The recent WannaCry debacle has provided ample evidence of the growing threats posed by ransomware and malware. One of the main reasons WannaCry was able to spread rapidly was because it was able to exploit a loophole in Windows Vista and subsequent versions of the Microsoft OS. While sophisticated threats call for sophisticated solutions, sometimes having a simple Reboot To Restore solution on hand will go a long way in protecting workstations against pre-existing vulnerabilities. With Deep Freeze, users can protect themselves against these threats with a single reboot.
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