SAN RAMON, CA, July 10, 2007 — Faronics is proud to announce the availability of a new version of
Faronics’ flagship system integrity software, Deep Freeze. Deep Freeze is now at version 6.3, with the biggest addition being the Action Files feature, which allows other programs to interact with the Enterprise edition of Deep Freeze. The first available Action File allows an administrator to take control of a target PC via VNC directly from the Deep Freeze Enterprise Console.
Deep Freeze’s ability to protect a workstation’s operating system and software without restricting user access is already helping thousands of multi-user environments world wide. In fact, one out of every two colleges or universities in North America is a customer. “I have had teachers near retirement tell me they were ready to call it quits because of erratic and inconsistent computer software,” said Chuck Taylor, IT administrator for the San Juan Unified School District, in California. “Not until after last summer when Deep Freeze was installed did they finally remember why they liked to teach.”
IT administrators love the fact that computing environments are easier to manage, expensive computer assets are kept running at 100% capacity, and workstations enjoy full immunity from software misconfiguration, viruses, malware, and spyware. Unlike imaging technology, Deep Freeze’s ‘reboot-to-restore’ process does not increase bootup times whatsoever and does not impact system resources.
“We’ve made a large number of refinements in this version,” said Brent Smithurst, Vice President of Technical Operations at Faronics. “Action Files are the most exciting because they allow users to customize our Console and add new features without necessarily upgrading the Console itself in the future. It’s appropriate that our Faronics Labs website will enable users to download and share Action Files with each other because the site was instrumental in gathering customer feedback for the dozens of other features our development team was able to add to this version of Deep Freeze.”
A free, fully functional 30-day evaluation version of Deep Freeze can be downloaded at www.faronics.com. Deep Freeze is also available in an enterprise edition that offers network deployment and management capabilities.
Faronics delivers market-leading solutions that help manage, simplify, and secure complex IT environments.
Our products ensure 100% workstation availability, and have dramatically impacted the day-to-day lives of
thousands of information technology professionals. Fueled by a customer-centric focus, Faronics’ technology innovations benefit educational institutions, healthcare facilities, libraries, government organizations and corporations.
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Dmitry Shesterin (Marketing Manager, Faronics)