SAN RAMON, Calif., Feb. 20 -The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) have recently upgraded almost 1,600 of their patrol car terminals to Mobile Data Computers in order to provide their officers with a reliable tool to aid in their law enforcement activities, such as database querying and dispatching calls. A key component of the new computers is Faronics Deep Freeze and Faronics Anti-Executable software. Both products have been deployed on the laptops in order to protect them against external security threats, possible operating system corruption issues, and to enforce the LAPD's Acceptable Use Policies.
"Deep Freeze and Anti-Executable are crucial to preserving an image determined for mission critical law enforcement systems used 24x7 to ensure reliability and security with minimal downtime, and with the least reliance on IT personnel," said Tim Riley, the chief information officer at the LAPD.
Deep Freeze's reboot-to-restore technology instantly protects and preserves original computer configurations, eliminating routine IT maintenance while allowing complete, unrestricted workstation access. Rather than bringing in laptops to be re-imaged or replaced, creating downtime for the LAPD patrol car, the user can quickly reboot the laptop to return it to its original configuration every single time. The laptops are always protected against configuration issues, software conflicts, and operating system corruption.
Anti-Executable's whitelist technology standardizes any environment by preventing all unauthorized or unwanted programs from being installed. Because of the sensitivity of the information on the LAPD laptops, it is vital to have a system that will protect against unauthorized software such as spyware or keyloggers that could read, scan, or extract any critical information. Anti- Executable also protects laptops against software piracy, thereby eliminating tasks that are often performed to avoid software compliance problems, such as software inventory, licensing documentation, and routine software audits. "Anti-Executable will serve to increase a user's productivity by blocking the installation of non-business and harmful files that could prevent the use of a mission critical system," said Mr. Riley.
Fully functional evaluation versions of Deep Freeze and Anti-Executable can be downloaded at http://www.faronics.com.
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