The most common approach to secure the networks is putting them behind firewalls and installing anti-virus programs and filters on the servers as well as on all client workstations. But securing the network and computers only is not sufficient at all, you should also secure your data from getting leaked and misused.
Imagine what would happen if someone brings his own USB drive or a memory stick and connect it to the computer at your office or home? A small sized 2 GB USB drive is capable of keeping an entire company’s essential data. You can imagine that within few minutes or even seconds that person would have all those files which he needs in order to start up his own business and take all your customers with him. Alternatively, a careless employee can accidentally damage the network with an infected USB drive.
As an administrator, if you wish to establish at least a minimum level of security, it is very important that at first you control which users can connect USB drives and other memory sticks to the computer. Unfortunately, a default Windows XP or Windows 2000 installation comes with the limitations on who is able to install and use USB storage media that it only distinguishes between whether or not a USB storage device can be installed on a particular computer.
Portable USB drives are undeniably very useful, but at the same time they can also be used to upload malicious code to your computer (either knowingly or unintentionally), or to copy confidential information from your computer and take it away. To prevent such incidences to happen, you must block USB drives from accessing your computer illegitimately.
Device Block is a data leak prevention software that lets you block all the unauthorized USB drives and memory sticks so that no one can steal your data by plugging in such devices neither can he upload any malware or malicious code to your computer.
A recent study in the U.S. has reported that around 1.8 Billion records have been compromised because of unauthorized access of USB drives and other such portable devices from 2000 to 2009. This is because of the fact that it is practically not possible to foresee through which channel the next data leak will take place; because one doesn’t have to be an administrator to plug in a small USB drive or thumb drive to the USB port of your computer and begin copying whatever he wants from your computer.Â Therefore, it is mandatory to block USB drives from accessing your computer so that you can prevent data leak and can also protect corporate information from getting misused.
Device Block helps you to protect your data from getting leaked and misused by blocking unauthorized devices from accessing your data. It prompts for the password every time a USB drive is plugged into the computer where Device Block is installed. However, all those devices which you have added to your authorize list will get full access to your computer as soon as they plug in.
By default, USB devices and ports have been blocked. However if you wish, you can deactivate this protection.
You have got to try Device Block. .