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DeviceLock version 5.7 released PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 31 January 2005 16:00

New in DeviceLock® 5.7 (versus 5.62):

  • Added the new function - Auditing. DeviceLock® can audit user's activity for a particular device type. This capability allows you to audit activities that belong to a certain user or user group. DeviceLock employs the standard event logging subsystem and writes audit records to the Windows event log so they can be read using any event viewer software (such as EventViewer) as well as with DeviceLock's built-in Audit Log Viewer.
  • The new management tool is added. DeviceLock® Enterprise Manager is a new generation of the "Batch Permissions" function available in DeviceLock® Manager. Based on the multithreaded engine, it speeds up all activity - including installation/uninstallation of DeviceLock® Service, setting permissions and reporting permissions - making it one of the most powerful management systems for large networks.
  • Now you can control DeviceLock® via Group Policy in an Active Directory domain. DeviceLock® Group Policy Manager allows you to manage DeviceLock® settings and permissions via Group Policy as an alternative to installing DeviceLock® Manager on the server. You can deploy DeviceLock® Service and its settings to the entire network using standard policy management tools because Group Policy is a built-in mechanism of Active Directory. DeviceLock® Group Policy Manager installs as a separate tool, using setup_gp.exe (located in the devicelock.zip file).
  • The read-only access type can be set directly for USB and FireWire ports. However, it affects storage devices only.
  • Now you can instruct DeviceLock® to use a fixed TCP port for the RPC communication between DeviceLock® Service and DeviceLock® Manager, making it easier to configure a firewall.

Existing customers that are still within their one-year free maintenance period can use this new version without any fee!

DeviceLock is a unique security solution on the market that lets System Administrators restrict access to USB, FireWire, WiFi (802.11) and Bluetooth devices on Windows 2000/XP and Windows Server 2003. Standard access control solutions coming with Windows operating systems do not allow the assignment of permissions for any of these ports or devices. Anyone can bring and plug a tiny device (such as 40GB MP3 player) and download tens of gigabytes of proprietary information. You do not have to be an administrator to use one of these devices, and you can not manage USB and FireWire devices via Group Policy.

DeviceLock provides System Administrators control over which users can access certain devices on a local computer. You do not need to physically remove or block any hardware. All you need is to install the software and assign the appropriate privileges to each user or user group.

DeviceLock significantly reduces the total cost of network management in enterprise environments by enabling IT personnel to control user access to floppy drives, other removable media, CD-ROM drives, tape devices, external hard drives, WiFi cards, Bluetooth devices or USB, FireWire, infrared, serial and parallel ports. What you get is the full control over which users, when and how will be able to use devices inside your corporate network.

DeviceLock helps hospitals and health practiotioners to achieve HIPAA compliance and operate in a secure environment.

Being extremely user friendly, DeviceLock does not require administrators to pore over help manuals just to learn how to use this program effectively.