SysUtils Device Manager – the removable device access control solution. Once SysUtils Device Manager is installed, administrators are able to control access to floppies, CDROMs, and other devices.

Also SysUtils Device Manager can protect network and local computers against viruses, trojan horses, and other malicious programs often introduced by removable media.

Developments in removable media technology are escalating. The newer versions of portable devices, such as flash memory, have been increasing in capacity and performance making them:

■ Easy and fast to install.

■ Capable of storing huge amounts of data.

■ Physically small enough to carry in a pocket.

As a result, internal users may deliberately or accidentally:

■ Expose confidential information.

■ Introduce malicious code (e.g. viruses, trojans) which can bring the entire corporate network down.

■ Make personal copies of company information and intellectual property.

In an attempt to control these threats organizations have started to prohibit the use of portable devices at work. The challenge with controlling devices attached to USB ports is to distinguish between devices that have a legitimate use and devices that may be of cause of concern for security reasons.

A simple solution could be to disable USB ports in the computer's BIOS and effectively disable all USB attached devices. However, this would also disable devices such as printers, pointing devices or keyboards.

SysUtils Device Manager provides the flexibility to control access on a per user basis to:

■ External Storage Devices;

■ CD-ROM/DVD Drives;

■ Floppy Disks;

■ Digital Cameras.

Every time the user wants to access a device, SysUtils Device Manager Agent intercepts this request at the kernel level of the operating system. SysUtils Device Manager Agent checks the user rights in the appropriate Access Control List (ACL). If the user does not have rights to access this device, an "access denied" error message is returned.

SysUtils Device Manager consists of two parts: the Agent (SysUtils Device Manager Agent Service) and the administration console.

SysUtils Device Manager Agent is installed on each client system, runs automatically, and provides device protection on the client machine while remaining invisible to that computer's local users.

The administration console is the control interface that systems administrators use to remotely manage each system that has Device Manager Agent.


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