Securing Your Digital Environment with Faronics Deploy’s Advanced Features

Securing Your Digital Environment with Faronics Deploy’s Advanced Features

More and more work is happening digitally and remotely, which often saves time and money. However, it also means ensuring the security of your organization’s digital environment is growing more challenging. With the ever-evolving threat landscape and the increasing sophistication of cyberattacks, having robust security measures in place is non-negotiable.

Faronics Deploy offers a suite of advanced features designed to empower organizations to fortify their digital defenses and safeguard their sensitive data. Let’s delve into how these functionalities can enhance your security posture and mitigate potential risks.

Configuring advanced options for anti-virus

Faronics Deploy’s Anti-Virus module provides comprehensive protection against malware, viruses and other malicious threats. By leveraging advanced options, organizations can tailor their anti-virus policies to suit their specific security requirements.

Enable rootkit detection

Recently, experts have seen a spike in rootkits using system services to remain undetected, and we still see rootkits like Purple Fox affecting thousands of machines at once. Detecting rootkits, malicious software that enables unauthorized access to a computer system, is crucial in thwarting advanced cyber threats. With Faronics Deploy, you can enable rootkit detection as part of your scanning policy, ensuring that any rootkit activity is promptly identified and neutralized.

Scan inside of archives

Malware often conceals itself within archive files, making traditional scanning methods ineffective. Faronics Deploy allows you to scan the contents of archive files, such as .zip and .tar files, thereby uncovering hidden threats and bolstering your defense against malware propagation.

Exclude removable drives

In certain environments, scanning external hard drives may be unnecessary or impractical. In a government agency tasked with handling classified information, employees often use encrypted USB drives to transfer sensitive data between secure locations. There would be no point in scanning these files, and a program that would try to do so anyway would make compliance more challenging.

Faronics Deploy enables you to exclude removable drives from the scanning process, streamlining operations and focusing resources on safeguarding core systems relevant to your objectives. By configuring Deploy to suit your unique profile, your organization can ensure that legitimate data transfers remain unimpeded while maintaining stringent security protocols.

Scan registry and running processes

Comprehensive security requires visibility into all facets of system activity. Faronics Deploy allows you to include the system registry and running processes in your scans, providing deeper insights into potential security vulnerabilities and malicious behavior. 

Advanced rules in firewall settings

Firewalls serve as the first line of defense against unauthorized access and malicious traffic. Faronics Deploy empowers organizations to configure advanced rules within their firewall settings, granting granular control over network traffic and application behavior.

Pre-defined and user-defined advanced rules

Faronics Deploy generates pre-defined advanced rules based on best practices and industry standards. Additionally, organizations can create custom advanced rules tailored to their unique security requirements, ensuring that their firewall policies align with their specific needs.

For instance, in remote work scenarios, employees have to access corporate resources from various locations, sometimes even using a range of end devices. This can make it difficult to define a policy that considers all imaginable scenarios where a user rightfully demands access to confidential company data. By creating user-defined advanced rules, the organization can ensure strict access controls based on the location of the user, mitigating the risk of unauthorized access and data exfiltration.

Trusted zones

Trusted Zones enable organizations to define trusted computers, networks and safe IP addresses, allowing for differentiated treatment of trusted and untrusted network traffic. By specifying trusted zones within firewall settings, organizations can enforce stricter security policies for external connections while facilitating seamless communication.

Custom scripts for enhanced automation

Automation plays a pivotal role in streamlining IT operations and enforcing security policies at scale. Faronics Deploy facilitates the execution of custom scripts, empowering organizations to automate routine tasks and maintain security measures with precision.

Supported script types and hosting

Faronics Deploy supports a variety of script types, including PowerShell, VBScript, Batch Script and Executable (.exe). Organizations can host custom scripts on internal servers or third-party hosting platforms, ensuring seamless integration with the deployment workflow.

In an educational institution, IT administrators need to ensure consistent security configurations across a diverse fleet of devices used by students and faculty. By leveraging Faronics Deploy’s custom script capabilities, administrators can deploy standardized settings, install critical updates and enforce compliance measures with minimal manual intervention.

Your security demands may be complex, but setup doesn’t have to be

Faronics Deploy’s advanced features empower organizations to fortify their digital environments against evolving cyber threats, streamline IT operations and enforce security policies with precision. 

By leveraging configurable anti-virus settings, advanced firewall rules and custom script automation, organizations can proactively mitigate risks and safeguard their critical assets in today’s unpredictable threat landscape.

Take control of your security posture with Faronics Deploy and stay ahead of emerging threats!

About The Author

Suzannah Hastings

Suzannah is interested in all things digital, from software security to the latest technological advances. She writes about ways in which the increasingly internet-driven landscape and windows technologies like steady state alternative that change our lives, and what we can expect in the future.

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