Virtual IT becomes a Faronics Partner

Virtual IT has been appointed as a Faronics Reseller for Cyprus.

Faronics delivers innovative 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. Faronics’ award-winning Deep Freeze preserves computer configurations, providing total system consistency while allowing users complete, unrestricted workstation access. Faronics Anti-Executable prevents unauthorized software from being installed or run, and Power Save lowers energy costs with intelligent energy management. Incorporated in 1996, Faronics has an office in the USA and Canada.

Faronics Anti-Executable protects workstations from unwanted software by preventing unauthorized executables from running. Anti-Executable ensures workstation integrity by scanning the entire workstation hard drive and creating a whitelist of all programs that are authorized for use, thereby preventing applications that are not on the list from executing or installing. By using Anti-Executable, organizations can provide users the productivity tools required for their job, but protect them from distractions, such as chat programs and games, and Internet dangers, such as spyware, malware, and adware. Advanced features include the ability to shutdown or restart computers, and centralized control over workstation protection settings.

Deep Freeze enables administrators to protect a workstation’s operating system and software without restricting user access. With every system restart, Deep Freeze resets the computer to its original state – right down to the last byte. Computing environments are easier to manage, expensive computer assets are kept running at 100% capacity, and workstations enjoy full immunity from software misconfigurations, viruses, malware, and spyware. Deep Freeze Enterprise edition can protect multiple computers across a distributed LAN, WAN, or over the Internet. Deep Freeze protects six million computers worldwide—saving countless hours of technical support.

Deep Freeze Mac with ARD Integration provides a completely non-restrictive working environment where there is no need to be concerned about system misconfiguration, or malicious damage to a Mac OS X system; a simple restart eradicates all changes and ensures that the standard system configuration is available at all times. All changes to a machine are temporary for that working session, including installation of new software, removal of programs, and application preference configuration. The need for IT professionals to perform rebuilds, re-image, or troubleshoot computers is eliminated, resulting in a reduction in IT expenditures and an increase in computer uptime.

Deep Freeze Linux allows administrators to leverage the strengths of Linux with the ease of use that they have grown to love in Deep Freeze. Deep Freeze Linux provides a completely non-restrictive working environment where there is no need to be concerned about system damage or corruption; a simple restart eradicates all changes and ensures that the standard system configuration is always available.

All changes to a machine are temporary for that working session. The need for IT professionals to perform rebuilds, re-image, or troubleshoot computers is eliminated, resulting in a reduction in IT expenditures and an increase in computer uptime.

Unregulated connectivity can cause a multitude of security, productivity, and policy challenges that consume valuable computer and human resources. Device Filter Mac solves this problem by enabling system administrators to effectively control device connectivity at an enterprise level. Anything from an iPod to portable applications, or a modem connected via Bluetooth can now be managed to ensure that no unauthorized data transfers or connections take place. Device Filter Mac even offers seamless integration with Apple Remote Desktop (ARD), allowing administrators to deploy a customized device connectivity configuration package to single or multiple computers.

Computers in schools have the power to enhance the classroom experience for both students and teachers. But the benefits can easily be lost to distractive elements such as games, instant messaging, and web surfing. Best suited for K–12 classroom environments, Faronics Insight is the ultimate classroom technology management solution that empowers teachers with the ability to share their screen with students, control student access to applications and websites, and monitor classroom screens to ensure students are on task. Students enjoy the ability to interact with the teacher directly through Insight’s chat, voting, and remote assistance capabilities.

Power Save uses intelligent energy management to ensure workstations are available when system resources are required, but conserving power during productivity downtimes. Power Save provides organizations with real financial and energy savings on every computer deployed, as well as centralized workstation power status control. Plus, Power Save is environmentally responsible and offers a complete return on investment within the first year of deployment. Since Power Save is an energy-saving technology, it can qualify for rebates from your local utility or government. Advanced features include real-time savings reports, policy scheduling, and customizable activity settings based on CPU, disk, and application activity.

Power Save Mac uses intelligent energy management to ensure workstations are available when system resources are required, but conserving power during productivity downtimes. Power Save Mac provides organizations with real financial and energy savings on every Mac deployed, as well as centralized workstation power status control. Plus, Power Save Mac is environmentally responsible, can qualify for rebates from your local utility or government, and offers a complete return on investment within the first year of deployment. Advanced features include seamless Apple Remote Desktop integration, real-time savings reports, policy scheduling, and customizable activity settings based on CPU, disk, and application activity.

See the whole picture with the Faronics System Profiler, a unique software utility that generates a detailed inventory of a workstation’s configuration and properties. System Profiler allows users to quickly view all hardware and software applications currently installed on a computer by providing a report in summary and detail form. The reports allow users to diagnose and troubleshoot technical problems, and can be used to track all applied Application and Operating System updates, including version numbers for all installed applications. System Profiler is also helpful when purchasing a new or used computer to see exactly what is on it.

User Refresh Mac allows administrators to maintain baseline user account configurations regardless of user activity. The Home directory can be refreshed on a specified basis, producing consistent user accounts across an entire enterprise. Administrators can specify whether the accounts should refresh based on date, duration, or logout. User Refresh Mac allows standard users complete freedom to explore and change their Home folders without restriction, improving productivity and user experience. System administrators can create customized refresh configurations for individual or groups of standard users, and can manage User Refresh Mac via Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) or Command Line.

Controlling user activity on public use and kiosk computers is a problem that IT personnel continually face. IT administrators want a solution that allows them to easily manage user access to certain applications, websites, and menu options so that they can influence how a workstation is used. Faronics WINSelect protects a computer’s purpose by empowering administrators with full control over a workstation’s abilities. Windows operating system features, Start menu functionality, Internet Explorer capabilities and Windows Explorer options can all be heavily customized to suit organizational needs. For absolute control over public use computing environments, choose Faronics WINSelect.