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Faronics Deep Freeze

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Faronics Deep Freeze provides the ultimate workstation protection by preserving your desired computer configuration and settings.

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Faronics review by RAVI B.
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"BEST SOFTWARE FOR A SAFE SYSTEM"

What do you like best?

The deep freeze software is one of the most useful software's I use. I no more need any kind of anti virus software's since I started using the deep freeze software.

This deep freeze software saved me lots of time, effort and money for other antivirus software's etc.

.The Deep Freeze software allows the users to freeze the system attributes at a position where you want.

.This position of the system is changeable.

.If there was any crash in the system, with a restart of the system, everything will be back to the previous stage where the system is frozen using the deep freeze.

.There is no scope for retaining any kind of virus because of the presence of deep freeze.

.The system retains the previous frozen state when ever it is restarted.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing i dislike about the deep freeze software. This software saved my system from effecting with any kind of virus since years. I dint get a need of any kind of anti virus software's all these years.

This software reduced most of my work of deleting the unnecessary files which are saved in my system. All the cache and unnecessary files will be deleted and my system regains its old state with every restart.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I highly recommend the users to go for Deep Freeze instead of all other Anti virus softwares. This is an easy way of saving your system from the virus.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

. It removed the need of antivirus software.

.This freezes my system at desired attributes.

.I can save all files that are unnecessary in a particular location and freeze that location with no files using deep freeze, this will retain the location with no files.

.This reduces the time and strain on deleting the unnecessary files.

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Faronics review by Nidhi S.
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"Excellent Product"

What do you like best?

While trying to install a new product from internet, unknown and unwanted tools are also installed may be of our unawareness or ignorance, so i always try to install it with Deep Freeze. Once it works as i desire, then i boot thawed. Then reinstalled... a great facility.

1. Prevents all unsafe installations.

2. Best protection from viruses

3. The best for data recovery

4. Worth a lot more than the price

5. Very handy and easy to use

6. Unique security option

What do you dislike?

i think i like this most and a bit difficult to find dislikes, but still i would like to mention few. we need to take care and be conscious about the frozen or thawed condition is active otherwise ....

1. Saving a file in a frozen drive and reboot. we should remember to relocate the file to an unfrozen drive, otherwise we will loose the entire file data.

2. Any driver installations may will not work if installed in frozen condition.

Recommendations to others considering the product

i feel every PC need this now a days. As it is very easy to use and learn about what it does i suggest everyone to use it for the most safe and secured use of your PC.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Many to explain in brief but still i will put some of them.

1. My staff cannot install unwanted apps.

2. None can delete my crucial data

3. None of the file get corruputed

4. No need to do regular software maintenance

5. No antivirus required

6. Performance of the system remains the same always

7. Settings and notifications can never change by any other users

What Other IT Infrastructure solution do you use?

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Faronics review by Administrator
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"Tool for Public Computer Sustainability"

What do you like best?

Product reliably restores the set configuration on each reboot. We can comfortably leave the public computers in use after hours and not expect support calls.

What do you dislike?

Without a license upgrade, updates take some consideration to implement through scheduled tasks.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There are licensing tiers depending on what options you want to include in your Deep Freeze subscription. the base package is cloud portal, but also includes some limited update options. Higher tiers allow easier updates for frequently used software, but cost more.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Deep Freeze prevents users from modifying configurations on the computer in a lasting manner (such as sound or video settings) . Because of this, we can reliably assert that after a reboot, the computer will be functional for the next user in a public setting.

Faronics review by Administrator in Computer Networking
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"Great for Lab Management"

What do you like best?

You can control the PCs that are used. You can wake, sleep, or even remote into them from the command console. You can also easily unfreeze and refreeze machines.

What do you dislike?

The interface feels clunky and outdated. Sometimes PCs are not reachable from the command center interface, and require hands on assistance.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you have labs that need to be in a certain state or have software that needs specific configurations, use this. It also acts well as an antivirus. If a PC gets infected, all you need to do is restart the PC, and you are back to the original configuration that you set.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have labs that do not need users saving anything to, and also have software configured in a certain way that shouldn't be messed with. Deep Freeze allows us to keep those labs in one state.

Faronics review by Thomas Z.
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"An excellent way to completely protect computers"

What do you like best?

When using this software you can easily create a working setup and just reboot or have the user reboot if anything is changed (including malware). After reboot you are back to the original working setup.

What do you dislike?

Due to the nature of the software it can be difficult to administer remotely.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Public computer setup, i.e. - in conference rooms, is implemented this way so that the machine does not have to be constantly reimaged. The other benefit is that one does NOT have to worry about most malware infections.

Faronics review by Mark F.
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"A workhorse for years"

What do you like best?

It locks down a computer tight and still gives us the flexibility to work properly with little intervention. It has been a trusted tool for a long time.

What do you dislike?

Over the years we have run into conflicts between Deep Freeze and Symantec End Point protection. Eventually it gets patched but we have run into it twice.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Go past just locking down a computer. Make sure to do maintenance windows and scheduled restarts.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This allows us to put a kiosk computer out to the public, but it stays locked down. After reboot it is a fresh install like it had never been touched.

Faronics review by Administrator in Computer Software
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"Efficient, but behind the times"

What do you like best?

Restores On Reboot easily enough

Can be remotely managed

What do you dislike?

Expensive

Too many costly add-ons

Many incompatibilities (Encryption, Windows Updates, etc)

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you find out costs for features you'd otherwise expect (ie Update Management, Remote Management) as these costs can easily put Deep Freeze at three to four times the cost of competitors with similar features.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Keeping machines clean

Faronics review by Administrator in Primary/Secondary Education
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"Great solution to lock down labs"

What do you like best?

I enjoy the fact that they have done several updates in the recent past to improve the functionality of the software.

What do you dislike?

I wish the cloud service was grandfathered in with older customers, rather than an add on service.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to lock down our school labs and keep users from modifying.

Faronics review by Administrator in Primary/Secondary Education
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"A great service to restrict student access."

What do you like best?

We use this product in a lab environment and it allows us to minimize student data usage by resetting their profile to default each time.

What do you dislike?

There are some limitations regarding windows update that are slowly getting addressed.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to control what students put on school desktops.

Faronics review by Consultant in Computer Networking
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"Another way to lock machines down"

What do you like best?

The ability to have a machine revert to a fresh working state each time it is rebooted.

What do you dislike?

Need more external/scripting methods of management and integration with IT tools.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Keeps machines clean when unknown/guest users are using them.

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