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Protect your Computer Systems with Horizon DataSys

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TechSoup Canada is proud to announce Horizon DataSys as our newest donor partner! 

Horizon Datasys is a software development company that provides instant-recovery software that keeps computers in a preset state, which can help you instantly recover from any IT catastrophe.

Horizon DataSys is offering two products* through TechSoup Canada’s donations program: Reboot Restore Rx Pro and RollBack Rx Professional.

*Please note: Horizon DataSys is offering Reboot Restore Rx Pro (5 user license) and Rollback Rx Professional (5 user license) as donated products. If you require more licenses, you can request them through Horizon DataSys’ discount program.

Reboot Restore Rx Pro

Reboot Restore Rx Pro is a program designed for public access computers (like in a library, internet cafe or school PC lab). It saves resources on maintaining computer systems by automatically resetting windows-based PCs back to a predetermined state (aka a 'snapshot'), on a specified schedule. While users are on a computer, they feel like they have full control; but regardless of what they attempt to do - delete files or install software - the PC will eventually reset back to your desired baseline settings.

You can use Reboot Restore Rx Pro to ensure that your public access computers will continually perform well and provide a consistent user-experience.

With Reboot Restore Rx Pro, you can…

  • Schedule computers to reset on a predetermined schedule (e.g. every time a user restarts the computer, logs off, or when a computer is idle for a certain amount of time, etc)
  • Protect shared computers from malware, user errors, and other performance-affecting software
  • Save resources when maintaining public access computers
  • Create ‘virtual drive space’: personal folders where users can save and store files permanently (they’re not erased during a reset!)
  • Restrict access to USB and disk drives

RollBack Rx Professional

RollBack Rx Professional is an instant time machine for your PC. It allows you to take an unlimited number of ‘snapshots’ of a computer’s state and then reset your computer back to that previous state. It increases productivity by allowing users to easily revert to a previous snapshot in seconds whenever a computer becomes unstable due to a virus, malware, or other issues.

Even if a computer crashes and cannot reboot, you can use RollBack Rx Professional to restore and retrieve files from a previous snapshot. This program acts as a safety net against any IT disaster.

With RollBack Rx Professional, you can...

  • Restore snapshots within seconds, without having to restart your system
  • Reverse system crashes, even when Windows cannot boot
  • Instantly recover from a botched installation or a virus/malware attack; this allows for a safe environment to test new software installations
  • Revert backwards to a previous snapshot, or move forwards to a more recent snapshot
  • Explore, browse, and retrieve files from any snapshot with a drag-and-drop interface
  • Create unlimited snapshots and auto-schedule snapshots
  • Uses minimal resources, and doesn’t affect user experience
  • Network administrators can manage, configure, and control all client installations remotely

Is my organization eligible for the Horizon DataSys donation program?

This program is available to qualifying Canadian Registered Charities registered with the Canada Revenue Agency, Canadian nonprofits incorporated either provincially or at the federal level, and Canadian public libraries with a library symbol from Library and Archives Canada. For a more detailed breakdown of eligible and ineligible organizations, check out Horizon DataSys' program details.

To see if you are eligible for Horizon DataSys, log into your TechSoup Canada Account, click on the “My Organization” tab and check your eligibility status for Horizon DataSys.

Is it right for my organization?

Reboot Restore Rx Pro is ideal for organizations using public access computer systems. If you are spending time maintaining your public computers by manually clearing unwanted files and programs that users have downloaded or installed, Reboot Restore Rx Pro will save you time and resources by automating your processes.

RollBack Rx Professional is ideal for any organization that uses multiple computers and whose users regularly download and install new software. It’s also ideal for organizations holding important or confidential information internally, where RollBack Rx can protect files from virus/malware attacks or PC system crashes.

These products seem similar, what are the big differences?

Both programs revert windows-based PCs back to a previous snapshot, but there are a few major differences that set them apart.


Reboot Restore Rx Pro

RollBack Rx Professional

Can take only one snapshot

Can take 60,000 snapshots

Automatically reverts PCs to your snapshot on a set schedule

Must revert to a snapshot manually

Must revert to a snapshot to access files present in that snapshot

Has interface to browse and move files between snapshots without having to revert to a specific snapshot

Ideal for publicly-used computers

Ideal for internal computer systems

Customer and technical support

All licences come with Horizon DataSys’ Silver Support plan which provides customer service via email, online chat and over the phone (during business hours). Members have the option to upgrade to the Gold or Platinum Support plans for a discounted price (depending on how many user licenses are purchased).

Not registered with TechSoup Canada, but think you are eligible for Horizon DataSys?

The first step is to register with TechSoup Canada — it’s free and simple. Once we have processed your registration, we will let you know if you qualify for Horizon DataSys.

Registering with us also grants you access to discounts and donations from up to 29 other donor partners, which includes popular software like office productivity suites, graphic design software, accounting packages and security programs. Find out how the donations program can work for an organization like yours!