Introducing Faronics Anti-Virus

When evaluating the options provided by current anti-virus products, consider Faronics Anti-Virus Enterprise.

May 29, 2012

When evaluating the options provided by current anti-virus products, consider Faronics Anti-Virus Enterprise. In this section you can learn if Faronics Anti-Virus is right for your environment. Here are some common questions and answers:

Q: I understand that deployment of the anti-virus client should be easy. What is Faronics’ solution to easy deployment and management?

A: Faronics Anti-Virus is managed and deployed with Faronics Core, Faronics’ complimentary network management platform. You have one central place to see all managed computers in your environment, even if they are not members of a Windows domain.

Faronics Core can quickly discover computers on your network, send the anti-virus client to them and do the installation without any user interaction.

Optionally, you can send an installation package to the client via Group Policy, SCCM or your own software management system. Or, you can also use the package to manually install clients across a network or from removable media.

Q: Management is often the hardest part of any system. What does Faronics Anti-Virus do to help me manage my new investment?

A: Once the end-point is in the Faronics Core database, each computer can be configured, examined and reported on. Anti-virus settings can be defined in policies and remotely applied to an individual computer, a group of computers, or your entire enterprise. Selection parameters are very flexible, computers can be grouped by their configuration settings, or physical location.

Q: I am interested in a layered defense approach. What other solutions can I utilize to establish a solid layered defense perimeter?

A: In addition to anti-virus, Faronics offers an application whitelisting solution, Faronics Anti-Executable, and an instant system restore product called Deep Freeze.

Although Faronics Anti-Virus is one of the most effective anti-virus solutions on the market, it cannot control unauthorized or unlicensed applications that are not malicious. Faronics Anti-Executable automatically creates an approved “whitelist” of applications permitted to run, and denies all other programs from running.

Faronics Anti-Executable is also the most effective method for preventing new “Day Zero” executable malware from running on your systems. It was designed to work with Faronics Anti-Virus and accommodate virus definition and engine updates without reconfiguring the whitelist or relaxing security policies.

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Deep Freeze is 100% effective in removing any configuration changes on a protected workstation with every restart. The absolute majority of malware requires a reboot in order to become active. Even if such threats penetrate the layer of active anti-virus or application whitelisting, Deep Freeze can eliminate such threats upon restart. Deep Freeze was designed for integration with Faronics Anti-Virus, allowing definition updates to be retained between restarts even on protected end nodes.

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Q: How will I notice malware found in my organization?

A: The Faronics Core console includes extensive reporting options. In addition to a variety of detailed and summary reports for anti-virus, reports for Anti-Executable and Deep Freeze can be created.

Q: Is Faronics Anti-Virus proven, stable and fast?

Although the Faronics Anti-Virus solution is new, it is built on Sunbelt Software’s highly regarded VIPRE anti-virus technology. VIPRE is well-known for being light-weight in resource usage but a “heavy” in detection and protection. West Cost Labs, a prominent security certification and accreditation organization has awarded Faronics Anti-Virus its feature Checkmark certification. You can also visit www.faronics.com to check out recent testimonials and case studies of Faronics Anti-Virus, Anti-Executable, and Deep Freeze.

Q: How will I address my various Windows machines (Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows 2008)?

A: Faronics Anti-Virus is available for all currently supported versions of Windows, including 32 and 64 bits versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server 2008.