Novell BrainShare Receives a Sneak Peek at Faronics Deep Freeze Linux

Faronics kicked off Novell BrainShare 2007 by surprising attendees with an exclusive sneak peek at the highly anticipated Linux version of Faronics' flagship system integrity software, Deep Freeze. Faronics is currently demonstrating to BrainShare attendees how Faronics solutions deliver a secure, productive and cost effective IT environment in a world of choices and technologies. Novell BrainShare is the premier event for IT personnel looking for tools and knowledge to help them manage, simplify, secure and integrate heterogeneous IT environments.

Deep Freeze instantly protects and preserves original computer configurations, eliminating routine IT maintenance while allowing complete, unrestricted workstation access. Regardless of the changes made to a workstation, simply restart to reset the computer to its original state. The result is a protected system, free of viruses and unwanted programs. Since Deep Freeze's 'reboot-to-restore' process does not increase bootup times whatsoever and does not impact system resources, it triumphs over competing system restoration technologies, which require both user initiation and system downtime.

"The Linux operating system is fast gaining momentum as a viable alternative to the Microsoft Windows platform, especially in education and multi-user environments," said Brent Smithurst, Vice President of Technical Operations for Faronics. "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 is expected to be available in mid 2007, offering a similar feature set as Deep Freeze Standard. A free, fully functional 60-day evaluation version of Deep Freeze can be downloaded at for both the Windows and Mac platform. Deep Freeze also offers full integration with several enterprise management systems, including Novell ZENworks.