Faronics’ intelligent utility puts Intel Macs in the Deep Freeze

On the heels of the release of the new Intel-based Macs, Faronics has released a version of Deep Freeze Mac with ARD integration to support the new platform. Faronics Deep Freeze software has supported Macintosh platforms since May of 2003.

Faronics has taken the core functionality and the most useful features from the Windows versions of Deep Freeze and has delivered them in the unique and familiar Macintosh style. The new version of Deep Freeze Mac provides the guaranteed bullet-proof protection for both Mac platforms for which Faronics has become known.

“Faronics is 100% committed to ensuring that Deep Freeze Mac and all of our future Macintosh products are native to the new Intel Mac platform,” said Brent Smithurst, VP of Technical Operations at Faronics in the press release. “We wish Apple the greatest success and look forward to further growth of the Mac.”

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.

More info about Deep Freeze Mac with ARD integration for Intel and download link here.

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  1. Anyone have any experence with this company or any earlier version of DeepFreeze Mac?

    Seems to me this would be useful for a family Mac with multiple accounts. I suppose it could be useful too for creating a “safe” environment for testing new software (Try before you buy).



  2. I guess this would be useful in someplace like a Apple Store, where every monkey in exisistance tries to break the config somehow.

    Change the desktop, install Seti@home, download “opener” and run it. Stuff like that.

    All a IT person has to do is pull the plug, everything goes back to normal.

    However for a machine nobody screws with, like your own, cloning the boot drive and auto-backup certain folders to external drive seems a more practical measure.

    It protects against hardware failure as well, as this software doesn’t seem to do that.

    Apple Remote Desktop requires one to open thier security and it hackable.

  3. Looks like Apple better buy this company and add this product to OSX. With three security problems this week alone, it is pretty obvious that OSX is a security nightmare. Couple this to the fact that Mac people are stupid and will click on anything and that Mac users don’t run an anti-virus program adds up to a disaster.

    So long as you don’t use Bluetooth, terminal, Safari, or Mail then you are safe. That makes the Macintosh the most useless computer in the world. You can’t use it for any of the basic functions of a computer on the internet without crashing to the ground. Too bad that Apple computers are $1000 more expensive then the competition which runs safe, secure, and fast Microsoft Windows.

  4. Mac “Realist” — Nice try, you pathetically-transparent so-called computer user who’s almost certainly stuck with Windows.

    Do you really think that any other WIndows user who might happen by here to read these comments won’t see you for the misguided, non-breastfed, attention-starved, dateless, virgin, 19 year-old computer dork that you are?

    Nice try, though. Really.

    Okay, NOT!

  5. I run the only Mac lab at our high school, everything else is ’doze. Deepfreeze has been a standard app on our school computers, (not my Macs) for a while now.

    Our IT staff swears by the program. They really feel it is a huge assist to keeping everything up and running well… Of course, we’re talking mostly Dulls
    and Cows running MS service pack whatever.

    I’ve not talked to anyone who has as yet used them on a Mac environment.

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