Faronics delivers software that helps manage, simplify, and secure desktop computers. Our products ensure users enjoy a trouble-free computing experience, and have freed IT personnel from tedious helpdesk requests. Faronics products benefit educational institutions, healthcare facilities, libraries, government organizations, and corporations in over fifty countries worldwide.

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Whitepaper: Security vs. Flexibility: Must IT Management Choose?

by FaronicsJun 06, 2008

IT Managers are tasked with making the desktop environment more secure and locked down to a uniform corporate standard, yet flexible enough to handle the myriad of exceptions that arise across the enterprise. Centralized Configuration Management (CCM) tools are great, especially in environments with branch offices. But CCM tools can�t do the big job of making your environment inherently more secure or more flexible. This paper focuses on how IT Managers can leverage CCM tools along with other techniques and tools to have it all: security, a uniform standard, and flexibility when needed.

Whitepaper: Reducing Desktop Power Consumption: How IT and Facilities Can Both Win

by FaronicsApr 08, 2008

These days, organizations of all sizes are awash in a sea of green. As a result of growing environmental sensitivity, businesses are feeling pressure from activists, consumers and government at all levels to make their operations more eco-friendly, and marketing departments are doing their best to cash in on this situation. "Greenwashing" - the practice of hyping eco-friendly product features that are dubious at best�has become commonplace. Two of the biggest business targets for greenwashing are Facilities Management and IT, in part because these two departments often need to work together to comply with energy conservation mandates. And greenwashing is not a small problem. In fact, 32 percent of the attendees at an April 2007 tradeshow sponsored by Today�s Facilities Manager cited "separating fact from fiction - what�s greenwash and what�s not?" as their biggest problem in dealing with environmental issues. Obviously, no one in Facilities Management or IT has any time to waste on questionable products, green or otherwise. But hidden among the many green claims that have little merit, there are products that can deliver quantifiable benefits and quick paybacks, including broad environmental benefits such as the reduction of a company�s carbon footprint.

Whitepaper: Blacklist Versus Whitelist Software Solutions

by FaronicsJan 01, 2008

The problems caused by malware and malicious code in the form of rootkits and Trojans are multiplying and increasing everyday. The response to these pervasive and escalating problems has created a new industry of antivirus and anti-spyware software and solutions. This white paper discusses blacklist-based software, one of the most common response solutions in the marketplace that focuses on eliminating or handling the growing problem of malware. The paper also discusses the relatively new and less common approach of whitelist-based software to combat the problem.

Whitepaper: Non-Restrictive Technology in Education: The Reboot-to-Restore Concept

by FaronicsJan 01, 2008

Computers, once a rarity in an office, are now indispensable items in the workplace. Computer literacy is now a required skill for most occupations. Educational institutions, where more and more people are learning their computer skills, represent a unique and complex learning environment from a technological standpoint. This white paper discusses some of the technological issues facing education, outlines the typical and traditional responses to these issues, and describes an alternative approach in the form of non-restrictive technology and the reboot-to-restore concept.

Whitepaper: Green Computing Beyond the Data Center

by FaronicsNov 11, 2007

This document explains "green" computing. First, it explains briefly the traditional area where energy conservation, pollution reduction, and green issues are being addressed: the data center. Then it describes the aspects of green computing that go beyond the data center. For organizations that have never considered the consumption of resources driven by decentralized computing, this information could come as a surprise.