Deep Freeze, the flagship offering of Faronics, guarantees optimal functionality and 100% availability of critical medical systems. The patented Reboot to Restore technology, preserves the admin-defined configuration of medical computers and reloads it with each reboot. This keeps the configurational integrity of the systems intact and ensures that critical healthcare operations keep running smoothly without any disruptions.
Medical institutions have a diverse range of endpoints in their IT infrastructure, such as hospital data computers, medical examination systems, and Computers On Wheels (COW). These computing systems play a crucial role in the execution of day-to-day medical operations, such as storing and maintaining patient records, billing, appointment scheduling, medicine inventory maintenance, and patient service. Even minutes of downtime of any of these devices can severely impact the patient care standard of healthcare facilities.
Keeping these medical endpoints (most of which have multi-user accessibility) at their optimal performance level while ensuring zero downtime is an uphill task for the IT professionals. In today’s large and complex healthcare setup, manual inspection of the computer systems can only be performed periodically, the intervals for which are long. It leaves these systems vulnerable to unwanted changes and external threats that arise between two audits.
Issues like configurational gaps and unauthorized software downloads can result in compromising system integrity and frequent events of malfunctioning. This calls for prompt IT intervention and quick servicing, which poses an additional burden on the IT team. Moreover, conventional system recovery procedures that include manually rebuilding or re-imaging of machines are quite strenuous and time-consuming. This only furthers system downtime, delaying patient care services and causing reputational damage.
Instantly restore healthcare computers with Deep Freeze
The core functionality of Deep Freeze is based on the non-restrictive Reboot to Restore technology that can revert system configuration back to its optimal state on each restart. Specifically built for simplifying management and security of multi-user computing environments, Deep Freeze allows IT admins to setup and control a desired configuration as the baseline. When a device is restarted, the software reverts the system to the admin-defined baseline while deleting the user-generated inputs. It thus secures the preferred system state from the ill effects of constant use and any unauthorized changes.
The following capabilities of Deep Freeze have made it the preferred endpoint management solution for healthcare organizations globally:
High Availability of Medical Systems: By reverting the healthcare systems to the baseline settings on reboot, Deep Freeze makes system restoration an instantaneous process. Healthcare IT professionals leveraging the reboot to restore capabilities of this software can thus reduce operating costs while maximizing uptime of medical systems.
Providing Standardized Configuration: Deep Freeze prevents critical medical systems to deviate from the admin-defined baseline and keeps it immune to harmful changes. This enables IT professionals achieve and maintain standardized configuration across networked devices and aids in maintaining a HIPAA-compliant IT environment.
Seamless Continuity of Healthcare Operations: In the event of any system malfunction, medical staff only have to restart the concerned system to bring it back to its optimal functionality. Such user empowerment and reduced dependency on tech intervention boost up their productivity and help them to avoid delay in patient care.
Central Management Capabilities: The Enterprise version of Deep Freeze offers a centralized admin console that makes it easy for medical IT professionals to deploy, configure, and manage all Deep Freeze endpoints across the network.
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Founded in 1996, Faronics is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia and is a privately-held company with nearly 30,000 unique customers using over ten million licenses in over 150 countries. Faronics delivers software that helps manage, simplify, and secure multi-user computing environments. Our suite of products ensures 100% workstation availability and frees up IT teams from tedious technical support and software issues.