Deep Freeze Mac
Deep Freeze Mac
7.20.220.0107

3.3

Deep Freeze Mac free download for Mac

Deep Freeze Mac

7.20.220.0107
11 October 2019

Standardize workstations, provides reboot-to-restore safety.

Overview

Deep Freeze Mac has changed the way IT Professionals approach end-point security; its non-restrictive concept offers the most robust Mac protection available. The need for IT professionals to perform rebuilds, re-image, or troubleshoot computers is eliminated with Deep Freeze Mac ARD reboot-to-restore technology. The result is a dramatic reduction in support and IT expenditures and a substantial increase in computer uptime. This edition of Deep Freeze Mac can be deployed and controlled with Apple Remote Desktop (ARD).

Protection and Security:
  • Guarantees 100% workstation recovery on restart
  • Provides password protection and complete security
  • Protects multiple hard drives and partitions
Configuration Options:
  • Customize user name and password
  • Choose whether the Deep Freeze icon will appear in the menu bar
  • Choose whether the hard drive icon will appear with the Deep Freeze badge
Control and Flexibility:
  • Freeze administrator accounts or root account
  • Selectively Freeze or Thaw fixed drives, volumes, or partitions
  • Import or export configuration information files to or from other Deep Freeze Controllers for deployment
  • Use Deep Freeze Assistant to create customized installation packages

Integration and Compatibility:
  • Integrates with Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) 2 or 3 for enterprise style capability
  • Use Deep Freeze Assistant to install specific Saved Tasks into the ARD console
  • Use Saved Tasks related to Deep Freeze for use with ARD, such as Boot Frozen, Boot Thawed, Uninstall Deep Freeze, and others
  • Localized in English, French, Spanish, German, Russian, and Japanese

What's new in Deep Freeze Mac

Version 7.20.220.0107:
New Features:
  • Support for macOS Catalina 10.15
  • ARD Info Field
  • Users can select matching Computer Info Field (1–4) to display the Deep Freeze global status in Apple Remote Desktop.
  • Restart on log out
  • When enabled, the computer will restart when the user logs out (or when the last user logs out if Fast user switching is enabled).
  • Maintenance scheduling capability
  • Users can create maintenance schedules to define repeating or once-only maintenance periods where you can perform Apple software update, run a script or perform any other maintenance required. Other available options include: the ability to lock out users during the maintenance period, to warn users that a maintenance period is about to occur, and to shut down the computer at the conclusion of the maintenance period.
  • Note: Deep Freeze will not restart the computer to set it to Frozen mode at the end of a maintenance period.
  • Deep Freeze Tasks for ARD
  • A utility for installing pre-configured actions used to manage Deep Freeze via Apple Remote Desktop.

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9 Deep Freeze Mac Reviews

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Purps
24 October 2012

Most helpful

Phenomenal app. The best at what it does. Nothing else comes close.
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Version 5.50.2200.0658
Purps
24 October 2012
Phenomenal app. The best at what it does. Nothing else comes close.
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Version 5.50.2200.0658
Purps
18 October 2012
4.5? I think they're on 5.5 now. This page hasn't been updated in a thousand years.
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Version 4.51.2200.0365
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Regular-Warren
Regular-Warren
18 October 2012
Updated! Thanks. :-)
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Steve-Howe
14 September 2010
I think people are turning to this product when its not the right solution for them in the first place. This software works and works well, it is not a replacement for locally managed user preferences (MCX) or a alternative to having a server-client infrastructure, as others have said this fits a very niche and specific area, its not for home users, that's what Apple's parental controls are for, its not for kids or one time users That's what the Apple's Guest account is for. Apple have implemented a perfect array of utilities into Mac OS X that if your looking at this product hopefully you have already ruled them out and know why your looking at this product. This is in my view is a 2 scenario product; 1) For a computer residing in a public-ally accessable area. 2) Ensure that the computer is the same every time on reboot. I have used this at internet cafe's, exam rooms, museums, conferences, trade shows, libraries, shops / demo environments and a few more. It does what it says on the tin and does it well provided you know what your doing and why.
Like (3)
Version 4.51.2200.0365
New-User
13 January 2009
Useful pre-Leopard. Post Leopard, I see no advantage over using the Guest account. It gets wiped when they logout, and they'd need an admin password to screw up anything outside the guest account anyway.
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Version 4.10.070.0316
scotteg
16 November 2008
My use of DF is perhaps not the norm, but not all that unusual or inconceivable. I partitioned my MacBook (aluminum) to install Mac OS X on two separate volumes. The intent was to install DF on one Mac OS X partition and use that as a Sandbox to test software, etc. Installation and setup was a breeze. And, DF did what it said it would do regarding that installation of Mac OS X. However, it also caused several side effects on my other Mac OS X installation (Macintosh HD), ranging from annoying (e.g., wiping out random preferences like Spaces, computer name, etc.) to debilitating (it reduced my only user account on Macintosh HD to a standard account, so I couldn't do anything that required admin authentication. This resulted in my having to completely reinstall the OS). Tech support attempted to be helpful--via a lengthy exchange of email and over an hour on the phone--to no avail. Finally, I threw my hands up and decided to just reimage. I don't think Faronics fully-tested their software in this nonstandard (but highly likely usage, for techs like me) environment. The tech support rep did suggest that they have been having problems with the new MacBook line. My gripe is that they should have tested this realistic use of their software on this hardware that has been out for several weeks now, and alerted customers of any known issues, especially since this is not a beta version. The final piece to this that frustrated me the most, and thus motivated me to write this review, was an email from the tech support rep. He wrote that he'd brought this to his manager's attention, who closed the ticket because they haven't received similar reports of this problem. C'mon guys! Roll up your sleeves and try to replicate the problem. Don't expect your customers to do bug discovery and be testing beds for your troubleshooting!
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Version 4.10.070.0316
Chris-Flynn
01 November 2007
In a classroom setting, a program like this might be useful, as having students always saving their stuff to the hard drive, or downloading fonts on the mac is always a problem. With this, they could still download fonts etc. but would have to copy them to their flash drives so that the computer wouldn't become a mish-mash mystery meat of font stew... Yes? My school should maybe get this, especially if you can control with along with Apple Remote Desktop.
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Version 4.00.070.0218
Kuphd
27 November 2006
Here's what Deep Freeze does: Every time your computer is rebooted, it reverts back to its original state (set when you set up the app). Everything done after that original setup gets deleted (settings, files, etc.). So, if you're a home user, you do NOT want this on your computer. If you're working in a lab, you do NOT want this on your computer. An example of when you DO want this is if you're in a library (or some other place where people walk in off the street to use computers). When they log out, the computer reboots and resets itself...deleting anything they've downloaded, installed or changed. It basically removes the problem of security (i.e., someone who leaves their resume file on the Desktop). No one who uses the computer after them will be able to see their personal information. In short, this app can be very handy, but in very limited situations.
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Version 3.20.071.0163
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Greenie
Greenie
08 March 2007
You can also setup area's that do not get reverted after a restart, but in general yes its more for libraries etc and computer labs where the students have a thumb drive for example
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Version 3.21.070.0167
Mr-Kitty
27 November 2006
got to love it when the product description is a marketing press release, instead of something that would indicate what the product is.
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Version 3.20.071.0163
Hagi
06 June 2006
nice version numbering ...
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Version 3.00.071.0119
$35.50

3.3

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.13.0 or later
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