Company Overview of Faronics Corporation
Faronics Corporation provides security software that enables clients to manage, simplify, and secure multi-user computing environments. Its products include Deep Freeze that provides workstation protection by creating a frozen snapshot of a workstation’s configuration and settings; Anti-Executable, an application whitelisting solution that ensures endpoint security by permitting approved executables to run on a workstation or server; Deep Freeze Cloud Connector that helps IT administrators centrally manage, update, and secure Deep Freeze workstations from any location using a Web browser; Total Layered Security Bundle that provides protection from malicious applications and virus, as well as...
2411 Old Crow Canyon Road
San Ramon, CA 94583
Founded in 1996
Key Executives for Faronics Corporation
Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President
Vice President of Technical Operations
Vice President of Product Management
Vice President of Product Marketing
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.
Faronics Corporation Key Developments
Faronics Releases Deep Freeze 8.5 Version to Restore Windows 10 with Single Reboot
Dec 7 17
Faronics announced the release of Deep Freeze Enterprise 8.5. This latest version comes with multiple additional features and enhancements to help system administrators effectively protect and restore Windows 10 computers. Deep Freeze is the product of Faronics, which is widely used by organizations to preserve and protect system configurations. This Reboot to Restore solution is consistent, easy to use and provides 100% workstation availability with each reboot. By making endpoints virtually indestructible, Deep Freeze enhances system performance and life cycle, and significantly reduces IT support costs. In its constant attempt to provide quality service to Windows users, Faronics launched Deep Freeze Enterprise version 8.30 to extend support of this instant system restore solution to Windows 10 operating systems. This previous Deep Freeze version allowed system administrators to restore Windows 10 -based workstations to a pristine state and leverage various other customizable configuration and deployment options. To better address the ever-evolving needs of diverse IT environments, the company has added several new features and enhancements in Deep Freeze Enterprise 8.5, to make the job of restoring Windows 10 computers easier and hassle-free. As a result, system administrators are able to monitor applications on systems running Windows 10 OS with better efficiency. The newly added system restore features for Windows 10 ensures that enterprises already holding Deep Freeze licenses are able to incorporate Microsoft's latest OS offerings into their environment while harnessing multiple new benefits of the latest version. The key benefits of the new version include the following: Ability to add or delete ThawSpaces on the fly: The earlier versions of Deep freeze did not allow the addition of ThawSpaces unless the software was re-installed. Deep Freeze 8.5 eliminates the need of Deep Freeze re-installation, providing system administrators with the ability to configure ThawSpaces at any time, which are added on the next Thawed Restart. Idle Task Enhancement: Customers have raised requests for a function that would shut down an idle Windows 10 computer without having to wait for the first mouse/keyboard activity. Otherwise, it may so happen that a computer remains active the entire day. The latest version allows users to choose whether to restart/shutdown a workstation in its idle state and specify a time period for it. Not only that, this new offering also allows system administrators to initiate the countdown of the chosen actions only after the first keyboard/mouse activity. Addition of Combination Scheduler Task: System administrators prefer to chain particular scheduled tasks like 'Wake-On-LAN', 'Send Message', 'Run Windows Update' and, perform 'Shutdown' activity. Keeping their convenience in mind, the company has added a new combination task, in which administrators can create a single Scheduler task and chain up to five tasks together. It eliminates the need to change multiple tasks during an unexpected event. Upgrade Notification Alert: Administrators managing Windows 10 computers would also receive upgrade notifications in their console whenever a new version of Deep Freeze is available.
Faronics Announces Release of its Comprehensive and Easy-To-Use Mobile Device Management Solution
Oct 12 17
Faronics announced the release of its comprehensive and easy-to-use mobile device management (MDM) solution. Deep Freeze MDM securely manages enterprise devices, apps, content and users, and enables IT teams to determine how mobile IT should be integrated with work processes and objectives. The needs of most organizations’ mobile workforce are constantly evolving. Many leverage mobility to gain a competitive edge, but IT teams are challenged to enable services to meet these ever-changing requirements. By providing IT teams the ability to rapidly adapt to new mobility standards, Deep Freeze MDM delivers true mobile agility. The Faronics Mobile Device Management solution manages mobile devices, function restrictions and other mobile computing services in an enterprise environment. Specific benefits include: Flexible Enrollment – The solution provides a flexible onboarding process with multiple enrollment options. Users can enroll devices seamlessly through built-in integration with platforms such as Apple’s Device Enrollment Program (DEP) and Google’s Zero-Touch Enrollment, or devices can be directly enrolled via Deep Freeze MDM; Group Settings – Includes a wide range of device provisioning needs, everything from device restrictions to specific permissions to create granular policies for managing devices dynamically and intelligently; Centralized Administration – Deployed policies and changes are applied seamlessly from the cloud across thousands of devices at once, helping organizations protect mobile devices, keeping managed devices up to date and incorporating the latest user demands and organizational requirements; App Management – Comprehensive application management requires control, distribution and visibility both over apps, as well as licensing and inventory. Deep Freeze MDM allows IT teams to install public apps by integrating with the Apple App Store and Google Play, while also integrating with Apple’s Volume Purchase Program (VPP) and Android Enterprise/Android for Work (AfW) for simplifying app management; Tracking and Control – Deep Freeze MDM starts monitoring managed devices as soon as they get enrolled. IT teams can gather location information from the device’s GPS, down to street-level accuracy; and Simplified BYOD – IT teams can easily manage bring your own device (BYOD) programs while adhering to strict usage requirements of user-owned devices. Deep Freeze MDM automatically delivers apps, and network and security settings specific to each device and user. Deep Freeze MDM offers a feature set identified by enterprise customers as most valuable to helping them manage their IT infrastructure. These include: Easy Enrollment – Enroll iOS and Android devices quickly, enable self-enrollment in BYOD deployments; Remotely Push Apps – Install apps remotely from Google Play Store or Apple App Store across all mobile devices; Restrict Device Functionality – Restricting use of camera, mic, external storage connectivity and screen capture are just a few of the more than 30 restrictions IT teams can put into place; Create Device Groups – Create groups for multiple mobile devices. Deploy apps, settings and restrictions to all devices within the group; Restrict Network Access – Restrict Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Direct (SAFE 2+), MDM provisioned Wi-Fi and VPN configurations; Remotely Lock/Unlock Devices – Remotely lock/unlock devices easily in case they are stolen or compromised; Remote Wipe – IT teams can easily wipe retired/lost devices to ensure data security; and Send Messages to Devices – Remotely send messages to selected devices from the cloud-based console.
Faronics Announces Anti-Executable Security Suite Solution
Jul 21 17
Faronics Corporation announced its new Anti-Executable Security Suite solution. The Anti-Executable Security Suite addresses the need for enterprises to deploy and continuously update a layered defense infrastructure against both internal and external threats. Anti-Executable Security Suite arms enterprises with the ability to aggressively and proactively protect critical data assets against cyber threats that are becoming increasingly frequent and sophisticated. Anti-Executable Security Suite protects the computer with multiple layers: Proactive Security Barrier - Anti-Executable only allows approved programs to go through and stops threats like targeted attacks, zero-day threats and mutated viruses. Anti-Ransomware measures include the ability to stop processes from trying to rename file extensions that are known to be set by ransomware exploits, stopping Ransomware before it starts encrypting the data. Active Antivirus Protection - antivirus stops all known malware, like viruses, worms, and Trojans if it somehow gets through the proactive barrier. The antivirus also includes advanced firewall protection. Restorative Remediation Measures - at its higher enforcement level, the platform comes built-in with a powerful patented reset mechanism. Just rebooting systems will destroy any malware and restore the systems to normal instantly. The solution offers enterprises several features: System-assisted Deployment - Automated whitelist creation for existing environments with applications already installed on computers. A three-phase Staged Deployment approach that gives IT and security teams the ability to deploy Anti-Executable Security Suite in an "audit" mode and build a custom control list. This enables teams to effectively deploy into active environments without requiring IT teams to re-image computers. Teams can build a Control List configuration from a "template" computer, allowing them to build a single system containing all the files to allow, and then apply that list to systems and prevent any other files from running. The system suggests when teams should switch deployments modes from low to high without affecting day-to-day operations. Advanced Granular Control - In addition to .exe, .scr, .jar, .bat, and .com extensions, IT teams can also monitor files like DLL, JAR, VB Scripts and PowerShell executables. Anti-Ransomware - A new Ransomware protection setting, which provides the ability to easily implement restrictions on an endpoint to help protect against threat vectors that fall outside of malicious applications, such as forcing pop-up blockers, disabling Windows Scripting Host, disabling VB Scripts. Real-time Alerts - Active alerting enables IT teams to define behaviors and thresholds that proactively notify the team if malicious or unwanted activity is taking place within the environment. Alerts are sent via push notification to the mobile app as well as through email and central console. Cloud Administration and Dashboarding - Offers granular control of policies applied. IT teams can retrieve and manipulate local Control List from the Cloud console. A dashboard containing widgets that provides visual information at a glance, shows trends and allows teams to make micro-modifications easily.
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