DeviceLock version 5.72 released
Sunday, 30 October 2005 16:00
SmartLine Inc has once again expanded the DeviceLock® feature set so now even users with local administrator privileges can't disable DeviceLock® Service or remove it from their computers, if they are not in this list of DeviceLock® administrators. A new function, Temporary White List, makes granting users temporary access to USB devices possible when there is no network connection (Administrators provide users with the special access codes over the phone that temporarily unlock access to requested devices).
What's New in DeviceLock® 5.72 (versus 5.71):
- Now you can define a discrete list of accounts that are able to administer (install, uninstall, modify permissions and other settings, etc.) DeviceLock®. Even users with local administrator privileges can't disable DeviceLock® Service or remove it from their computers, if they are not in this list of DeviceLock® administrators.
- A new function, Temporary White List, has been added. Useful in exceptional situations, this function grants users temporary access to USB devices when there is no network connection. In use, DeviceLock® administrators provide users with special access codes over the phone. These codes will unlock DeviceLock® and enable temporary access to requested devices. Two new administration tools have also been added to support this function: "Temporary White List Administration Tool" and "Certificate Generation Tool". Also, the Control Panel applet "Temporary White List Authorization Tool" installs on computers running DeviceLock® Service.
- The USB White List now supports devices with unique serial numbers, so you can now allow access to a unique device and lock out all others, as long as the device vendor assigns serial numbers to its products individually.
- You can now define a custom message to be displayed to users when a denied attempt is made to plug in a USB or FireWire device.
- In DeviceLock® Enterprise Manager you can now browse the LDAP tree and select computers for processing directly from directory services (such as MS Active Directory, Novell eDirectory, etc.).
- The new interface for DeviceLock® Group Policy Manager. Now it allows you to set parameters to the "not configured" state.
- Added the "Set Default" button on the "Audit" dialog. It allows you to add predefined accounts (Everyone and Users) to the auditing list.
- There is now the option to "Enable access control for FireWire storage devices" for situations when you want to lock all non-storage FireWire devices on the port level and control access to storage devices on the Removable type level.
- Using the context menu, you can add devices to the USB White List from the plug-in window Report PnP Devices.
Existing customers that are within their one-year free maintenance period can use this new version without any fee!
Other customers can also receive an upgrade but for the additional fee. If you want to purchase an upgrade, please e-mail us at sales (at) advancedforce.com. (Please delete the space before and after the "(at)" letters and also replace "(at)" with @ mark. We are sorry for this inconvenience, but these steps are necessary to help us avoid SPAM.)