Faronics Anti-Executable Product Specs

Version 5.2

System Requirements
Faronics Anti-Executable can be installed on 32- and 64-bit editions of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 up to version 21H1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2016, Windows 2019, and Windows 2022. Faronics Core system requirements can be found in the Faronics Core guide. The hardware specifications are the same as those required by the host operating system. It is also available in Standard for standalone computers and enterprise networked computers.

Security Features

  • Protects against malware, spyware, and unwanted software
  • Only programs allowed by a Policy will run
  • Allows only authorized users to configure and disable protection

Control List & Policies

  • Automatic creation and maintenance of controls and policies
  • Can be imported, exported, viewed, edited, searched, merged, and sorted
  • Folder-level protection feature allows specific folders to be exempt from protection regardless of their location
  • Creates a log of all unauthorized installation attempts
  • Scanning of remote workstations to augment control list and policies

Compatibility Options

  • Compatible with major third-party anti-malware, anti-virus, and firewall applications
  • Complements Active Directory and Group Policies
  • Offers option to designate specific applications to be Trusted and exempt from restriction, like anti-virus programs
  • Maintenance Mode allows software updates and installations

Integration Options

  • User management is integrated with Active Directory
  • Integrates with Faronics Deep Freeze: automatically enters Maintenance Mode when it detects that a Deep Freeze Maintenance Event has Thawed the computer
  • Integrates with Faronics Anti-Virus: ensures initial installation scan is free from malware

Expanded Flexibility Options

  • Allow or block execution of applications regardless of location
  • Schedule shutdown, restart, and Wake-on-LAN actions
  • Temporary Execution Mode to allow unrestricted file execution for a specific time period
  • Ability to run a report on executed programs during Temporary Execution Mode

Expanded Protection and Control

  • Granular control of publishers with four-levels of control
  • Offers silent install option for rapid network deployment
  • Provides password protection for complete security
  • Offers ability to enable or disable Anti-Executable on the fly
  • Deploy as part of a master image
  • Displays a customized violation message when a user attempts to perform an action that is not authorized by Anti-Executable
  • Unique protection levels for Administrators, Trusted, and External users
  • Stealth Mode hides the presence of Anti-Executable while keeping the computer fully protected
  • Includes IdentiFile – a tool to compare files against a signature database for better visibility into file attributes
  • Control over .exe, .dll, .com, .scr, .jar and .bat files

Enterprise Control

  • Faronics Core provides centralized deployment, configuration, scheduling, and control
  • Install Anti-Executable on any or all workstations
  • Activate/deactivate protection on one or more computers
  • Manage and export log records of violation attempts
  • Change maintenance schedules on the fly
  • Group and filter workstations for easy management
  • Instantly update passwords on protected workstations
  • Communicate with computers over a LAN, WAN or the Internet
  • ActiveTask feature ensures changes are applied to unavailable workstations by resending tasks when the computer can be reached

Reporting Section

  • Contains seven reports:
    – Most blocked programs
    – Most violated machines
    – Activity
    – Temporary Execution Mode
    – Additions to Local Control List
    – Additions to Central Control List – Files
    – Additions to Central Control List – Publisher