SAN RAMON, CA, May 11, 2006 — Faronics announces the release and immediate availability of Deep Freeze Mac 3.0. Deep Freeze instantly protects and preserves original computer configurations, eliminating routine maintenance, while allowing complete unrestricted access to the computer. Regardless of the changes made to a workstation, a simple restart resets the computer to its original state. Deep Freeze Mac has received extremely positive feedback from users and reviewers, earning a 4.5 mice rating in the June 2006 issue of Macworld magazine.
Deep Freeze Mac 3.0 now offers “ThawSpace” capability, allowing users to save documents and retain changes persistently across restarts. Administrators can create a personal ThawSpace for each user or a shared Global ThawSpace accessible to all users, adding more flexibility when saving data. “Our Deep Freeze Windows users love ThawSpace and it was the number one most requested addition to Deep Freeze Mac,” said Brent Smithurst, Vice President of Technical Operations at Faronics. “We think our users will be extremely happy with our development team because they have taken the ThawSpace concept to an entirely new level.”
Scheduled maintenance is another major new feature; administrators can configure a maintenance period for Deep Freeze to automatically perform Apple Software Updates. Deep Freeze users can now enjoy all the benefits of a Frozen Mac OS X system while saving data locally and keeping current with Apple Software Updates.
All options in Deep Freeze Mac can be pre-configured to create customized Deep Freeze installation packages. These packages can be deployed and managed via Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) 2 or 3, providing bulletproof protection and enterprise-level control for multiple Mac environments. Deep Freeze Mac is a universal binary for Intel- or PPC-based Macs. A 60-day, fully functional evaluation version can be downloaded free of charge at www.faronics.com/mac.
Faronics develops and markets intelligent utilities for absolute control of multi-user computing environments. Faronics’ market-leading solutions ensure 100% workstation availability and have dramatically impacted the day-to-day lives of thousands of information technology professionals and computing lab managers. Our user-driven, powerful technology innovations benefit educational institutions, libraries, government organizations and corporations.
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Brent Smithurst (Vice President, Technical Operations)