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With Deep Freeze you are assured of Absolute Workstation Integrity, upon each and every reboot. Choosing between different versions usually comes down to the choice of how you wish to manage your installation. Deep Freeze still gets installed onto your workstation if your choose either On Premise or Cloud solutions. The choice of On Premise or Cloud comes down to management, features and additional software.

On Premise: If you have 1 or a few windows PCs, then Deep Freeze Standard is your best choice. If you have more than, say, 10 computers, Deep Freeze Enterprise is chosen by many customers. Enterprise offers Automation of tasks, and Network management. You can manage the computers with either On Premise consoles, being the Deep Freeze Enterprise or Core Consoles. The optional Cloud Connector, 'webifies' the Deep Freeze Enterprise console only. If you have Macs, then Deep Freeze Mac On Premise is the only choice, and it can be managed by Apple Remote Desktop for network management. Deep Freeze Enterprise remains the most popular choice for customers, with Cloud quickly catching up. On Premise is offered as perpetual licenses with yearly Maintenance.

Cloud: The Cloud platform is the focus for all new development for Deep Freeze/Faronics. It allows both Windows and Mac computers to be managed from the same web based console. It allows for small and large deployments. The Cloud platform is based on AWS. You can think of Cloud as moving the On Premise console into the Cloud - removing your internal hardware requirements and providing significant improvements. Deep Freeze Cloud is offered in a number of packages, either, on its own with Deep Freeze Basic, or as a bundle with other Faronics products, with the Premium or Ultimate bundles. One significant advantage for the Cloud platform is for remote branch networking. Typically, open access PCs in a remote branch library (for example), was always difficult, with VPNs, Vlans, etc. Now, with the Cloud platform, these remote PCs only need internet access to be fully managed. Cloud is offered as subscription licenses.

Cloud Connector: The On Premise Deep Freeze Enterprise console can be 'webified' with purchase of the optional Cloud Connector. This provides both On Premise and Cloud console. It is designed for existing customers for a hybrid cloud solution. There is no additional deployment required with Cloud Connector, as the existing Deep Freeze Enterprise client workstations will appear in the Cloud console as well as the On Premise Enterprise console. This is different when moving to pure Deep Freeze cloud, where any existing Deep Freeze Enterprise client workstations need to be de-installed in favour of the cloud installer. Cloud Connector is not compatible with Core Console. Cloud Connector is offered as subscription licenses as an add on to Deep Freeze Enterprise or Deep Freeze Standard.

Faronics Anti Virus: Deep Freeze can work with your existing AV solution - and there are white papers available detailing this. Faronics Anti Virus was developed to ensure that it would work seamlessly with Deep Freeze - so that daily AV definitions could be applied whilst the workstation was still frozen. Faronics Anti Virus is available for both Deep Freeze Enteprise and Cloud as an optional purchase. On Premise Faronics Anti Virus works with both the Deep Freeze Enterprise and Core Console. It is designed for Windows based workstations only. Faronics Anti Virus is offered as subscription licenses as a standalone product or as an add on to Deep Freeze Enterprise or Deep Freeze Cloud.

The comparison charts here are designed to help you identify the key features of each product.
On Premise
On Premise
Absolute Protection      
Guarantees 100% workstation recovery on restart
Provides password protection and complete security
Protects multiple hard drives and partitions
Supports multi-boot environment across Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10
Central Management
Offers silent install option for rapid network as part of a master image or on demand deployment
Schedule Restart, Shutdown, Send Message, Wake-On-LAN, Freeze, Thaw and Thaw Locked tasks dynamically to take place once or on a regular basis
Power-on workstations using Wake-On-LAN technology
Manage workstations easily with user defined groups
Remotely deploy, execute, and control software on workstations
Invoke system maintenance on demand
Connect to computers on the local LAN using RDP
Get realtime status updates on tasks executed from the management console
Use Deep Freeze Command Line Control Utility (DFC) for remote management using 3rd party desktop management solutions
Hosted solution without any hardware requirements
Manage computers on your network from any browser from any location
Manage computers from a mobile device using the Deep Freeze Administrator mobile app
Centrally manage computers located at different physical locations using Sites
Assign different levels of permissions and sites to users
Secure access to the management console with 2-step authentication process
Dashboard widgets visually represent events and status of Services on your entire network
Generate multiple reports for all products and services. Export reports to HTML, PDF and CSV fromats
Organize using tags, including location tags and support ticket tags
Configuration Options
Available in six languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese & Simplified Chinese
Create visible or hidden ThawSpaces on a workstation to store programs, save files, or make permanent changes upto 1 TB
Selectively Freeze or Thaw fixed drives
Retain important user profile data, files, folders and registry keys and keep everything else Frozen with Data Igloo
Create customized installation files using the Configuration Administrator/Policies
Provide customized console views with tailored features and abilities
Restart computer on Logoff or Shutdown after a preset length of inactivity
Schedule Thawed Maintenance periods to perform Windows updates through the Internet or a SUS/WSUS server or run a custom batch file to update other software
Schedule a maintenance period where all the Services can be disabled for system maintenance
Additional Feature Available via Cloud
Automatically download and update 75+ popular products
Ensure total endpoint productivity by only allowing approved applications to run on a computer
Empower administrators with full control over Windows operating system features
Monitor licensing, computer usage and application usage
Endpoint security with Antivirus, Anti-Spyware, Anti-Rootkit, Firewall and Web Filtering that updates seamlessly on computers protected by Deep Freeze
Allow users to report incidents from computers
Provide intelligent non-disruptive PC power management
Allow end users to securely access and manage their data stored on Google Drive or Dropbox
Available with Optional add-on via Cloud Connector
Deep Freeze      
Ensures Windows platform integrity
High availability and instant recovery of workstations
Optimized disk space utilization
Reduce IT tickets with simple reboot to fix issues
Thaw mode to retain important data
Windows update management
Schedule restarts, shutdown and other tasks
App data and user profile redirection
AD Integration
Web-based Console
Do real time Deep Freeze on-demand actions from any web browser
Anytime, anywhere access from any Web enabled device
Supports 2-tier authentication with OTP
High availability with Amazon as the cloud platform
Enable and add new cloud based services with a single click
Mobile App
Mobile App to Freeze and Thaw Deep Freeze workstations
iOS and Android apps for managing Deep Freeze workstations on the go
QR code login for admin login without password
Auto launch cloud console without entering credentials
Push cloud agent on workstations without carrying install files
Force policy refresh on workstations without agent service restart
Create and tag workstations using the mobile app
Unified Control Center
Centrally manage multiple sites across different locations using a single login
Centralized deployment for enabling all services
Remote management of workstations from anywhere and any device
Integrated monitoring of all services in a single view
Policy orchestration for desired configuration of services
Admin user role management for delegated access
Multisite management from single Web login and portal
Manage Windows and Mac end points from the same web portal
Enable tagging of objects for easy identification and logical grouping
Dashboard with real-time snapshot of all metrics
Upgrade all Faronics services with just one click
Software Automation - Software Updater
Automatically install and update popular products across DF computers
Built-in mechanism to control Thaw /Freeze Deep Freeze computers for updates
Keep apps updated across all workstation with or without Deep Freeze installed
Manage updates and new install of 75+ frequently updated third-party applications
Anti-Executable & WinSelect
Authorize applications to run
Block shareware, ultrasurf, keylogger and phishing malware programs
Block files based on hash value, digital signatures and publishers
Authorize control over .exe, .dll, .com, .scr, .jar and .bat files
Advanced intrusion protection
Threat management with denial of services
Data protection with restricted/controlled access
Access management with time and user based policy
Controlled lockdown of resources in Windows desktop
Simplified GPO based user desktop lockdown
Disable file extensions
Printer and network access management
One click to enable Kiosk mode
Usage Stats
Monitor and report on computer usage
Monitor and report on application usage
Monitor and report on user logins and their associated computer usage
Graphical dashboard that illustrates computer usage and top utilized applications
Ensure compliance by monitoring software deployment and utilization
Select software products that can be monitored and managed right away
Graphical dashboard that illustrates top managed software, license utilization and compliance
Generate reports for over-deployed or under-utilized software
Generate reports that illustrate the usage of managed software
Anonymous and non-anonymous reporting of incidents from managed workstations
Specified contacts receive incident reports via email
Reported incidents may be exported or viewed in a report
Power Management - Power Save
Intelligent power management by monitoring CPU, network, and disk activity
Eliminate computer energy waste without affecting productivity
Audit Mode provides a baseline measure of consumed energy and shows projected annual savings
Energy savings translate into reduced carbon footprint that leads to environmental benefits
Create Energy Consumption Profiles to fine tune individual workstation power use
Generate energy use and savings reports based upon your regional electricity cost
Generate reports on best/worst energy savers, and power saving history
Anti-Virus Endpoint Protection
Comprehensive protection with Antivirus, Anti-Spyware, Anti-Rootkit
Built-in firewall protection
Email and web security
Multi layer detection with heuristics, behavioral analysis, signature detections.
Advanced MX-Virtualization technology for real-time malware analysis
Central management of Anti-Virus updates/td>
Seamless integration with Deep Freeze workstation
Deep Freeze Mac
Ensures Mac platform integrity
High availability and instant recovery of Mac workstations
Optimized disk space utilization
Reduce IT tickets with simple reboot to fix issues
Create ThawSpaces to retain important data
Schedule Apple software updates, restarts, shutdown and other tasks
App data and user profile redirection
Live Actions - now available for Deep Freeze Mac
Included with purchase
Additional/Optional Add-on purchase required
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