Prevent Unauthorized use of USB Ports with NetWrix USB Blocker

Satheesh C B | Thursday, March 05, 2009 | 1 comments

If proper steps are not taken to secure your computing environment, a USB flash drive would be an ideal means of collecting valuable information and literally pocketing it. So what steps can be taken to secure your environment against these potentially sinister little devices?

The freeware NetWrix USB Blocker enforces centralized access control to preventSparksspace1 unauthorized use of removable media that connects to computer USB ports, for example, memory sticks, removable hard disks, iPods, and more. USB port access control is a very important aspect of your endpoint security, no matter how good your antivirus and firewall are. The USB device lockdown protects your network against malware and prevents theft of sensitive corporate data.

Unlike other solutions, it requires no deployment of agents on client computers. Another advantage of the tool is simplicity, only a couple of mouse clicks to get the work done. And the most exciting: the software is completely free of charge.

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Benefits:
1) Prevents unauthorized use of removable devices.
2) Hardens endpoint security.
3) Enables regulatory compliance, such as SOX, GLBA and HIPAA.
4) Freeware! Saves your IT buck for other important projects.
Features:
1) Seamlessly integrates with Active Directory.
2) Requires no client deployment (no agents).
3) Fully centralized management.
4) Very simple to use, no monster tools and long learning curves

download_thumb[1] NetWrix USB Blocker Freeware 795 KB

Update (30-10-2009) : Download NetWrix USB Blocker Version 3.5

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1 comment:

  1. Another thing to consider, is the use of secure USB drives that are password protected and encrypted.

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