Always connected, no local server required - each workstation connects to the Deploy Server individually, eliminating risk of single-point failure. Failed updates are detected instantly and populated in a dedicated grid on the dashboard.
Deploy provides application level control for automating or freezing updates. Once pushed, updates happen instantly in the background without user intervention, ensuring that your environment is always up to date.
Deploy can pull updates from the Deploy cache server or from an existing cache to reduce bandwidth load on your network.
Deploy's decentralized Cloud-based architecture ensures Faronics Deploy can be used to manage any number of computers independently without choking local resources or bandwidth.
Easy to use
Intuitive real-time, modern descriptive UI with grid-based point-and-shoot install, update and uninstall actions. No training required.
Policies that let you set the behavior for every app for full control of update behavior including disabling self-updates for applications and desktop shortcuts. Version freeze disables application updates from being pushed out completely.
How it works
Faronics Deploy uses an agent-based setup to manage Applications. After the initial scan, computers are listed in a grid with application versions across categories available for drill-down. The application-based policy management interface lets you set up a completely automated application management solution.
While Active Directory makes agent deployment easy, it is not a requirement for Faronics Deploy to manage Windows Updates
Policy and Group specific Agents can be downloaded as an .exe for single-click installation
MSI installers can be pushed out silently via Active Directory
Customized URLs can be sent to users to download and easily install agents by running the .exe
Pre-defined and Custom Applications
Faronics Deploy has a growing always up-to-date library of applications. Updates can be automated or manually triggered with a single click.
Deploy enables you to rapidly test applications on a test group of computers before rolling out to production
Custom applications can be set up in a few clicks using the wizard
After setup, the custom app status refreshes on the grid after which they can be installed or uninstalled like any app in the library
App Presets let you define groups of applications from the library, user-defined Custom Applications and Custom Scripts as well
This enables setting up multiple applications on groups of computers instantly
All applications are sequentially installed in the background without user intervention
Uninstallation of unwanted Packages
Deploy supports uninstalling pre-defined applications out of the box
Uninstall flags can be defined for User-Defined Apps during Custom App setup
Once the custom app installation status is updated in the applications grid, these can be uninstalled across the environment instantly
Policies define the update behavior for applications at a global or per application basis
Automation, scheduling or freezing of updates is extremely easy with a grid-based customization interface
Deploy has the ability to disable auto-updates as well as desktop shortcuts for applications
Automating Third-Party Application Patches
Deploy ships with a few policies out of the box, one of them being the automated application update policy. Installation of the latest patches is tested by the Deploy team and pushed to the library. Updated packages are then automatically deployed to all computers with the designated policy.
Eliminate User Annoyances while keeping your environment updated
Deploy helps keep your environment updated by updating applications in the background. The user does not see any notifications or popups during app installation. You can also turn off auto-updates for most third-party applications, this helps create a distraction free user experience in your environment.
Reducing bandwidth usage
Deploy lets you designate any computer as a Deploy Cache Server. The cache server keeps the latest versions of third-party applications as well as the latest Windows Updates downloaded for distribution to your network. When a computer needs the installer for an application, it checks for the cache server first and gets the update from there instead of downloading it from the web.
Removing and Monitoring unwanted applications
Deploy can monitor and uninstall any application installed on your computers. Once the application has been configured with a working uninstall flag in the console, it populates all installations in your environment on the grid. A mass uninstall can then be triggered in one click from the interface. Since the grid is always in sync with application installs on the endpoint, any new install done manually on the workstation appears on the grid and can be uninstalled instantly.