CASE STUDY
Faronics Deep Freeze and State of Franklin Healthcare Associates
“Deep Freeze has not stopped the contaminations, but fixing infected machines is as simple as rebooting
the computer. Deep Freeze is our last line of defense.”
- Mr. Spooner
Challenges faced

The State of Franklin Healthcare Associates required a solution to help manage the 250 workstations spread out amongst the organization’s eight physical locations, including six clinics, one lab, and one administration office. Spyware can compromise a healthcare organization’s ability to ensure HIPAA compliance, because of the security risk it represents.
The IT department used several anti-spyware and adware removal solutions, but found the workstations were not getting completely cleaned. This was not only a tedious 3 hour task to rebuild, it also meant machines were at risk of breaching HIPAA compliance.

A Solution That Worked

The State of Franklin Healthcare Associates deployed Deep Freeze on their computers to combat the growing problem of spyware on their computers. Computer could now be fixed with a simple reboot and it took only a few seconds instead of a few hours. Deep Freeze ensured strong HIPAA compliance due to automatic removal of spyware.

HIPAA Compliance Made Simple with Faronics Deep Freeze
by Maryam Mahjoub

The State of Franklin Healthcare Associates required a solution to help manage the 250 workstations spread out amongst the organization’s eight physical locations, including six clinics, one lab, and one administration office. Spyware can compromise a healthcare organization’s ability to ensure HIPAA compliance, because of the security risk it represents.

The IT department at State of Franklin Healthcare Associates consists of two people;  William Spooner, the IT manager, and his assistant. The IT department used several anti-spyware and adware removal solutions, but found the workstations were not getting completely cleaned. This was not only a tedious 3 hour task to rebuild, it also meant machines were at risk of breaching HIPAA compliance.

Deep Freeze was recommended to Mr. Spooner by his assistant, who had recently worked at a local university where Deep Freeze was being used. Once Faronics Deep Freeze was installed, a simple reboot would remove any traces of malware remaining.

“Deep Freeze is our last line of defense,” says Mr. Spooner. It is used in combination with an up-todate version of an anti-spyware solution, but Deep Freeze is relied on to restore the computers every  single time with a reboot. Except for hardware problems, the IT department has not touched a single computer that has Deep Freeze installed on it, nor have they had to worry about maintaining HIPAA compliance and integrity… exactly what the doctor ordered.

 

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Faronics Deep Freeze and State of Franklin Healthcare Associates