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Sunday, 06 April 2008 16:00

SAN RAMON, Calif. – April 7, 2008 – DeviceLock, Inc., a worldwide leader in endpoint device control security, today announced the release of DeviceLock® 6.3. DeviceLock controls and audits activity at all plug-and-play ports and drives, and via removable devices. Now with version 6.3, it offers granular user access control, auditing and shadowing for local, network and virtual printers, as well as local sync object filtering for any Palm® OS based smartphones and PDAs.

DeviceLock will be demonstrating its latest software technology at this week’s RSA Conference in San Francisco in booth #2245.

Currently deployed on millions of computers worldwide, DeviceLock delivers comprehensive user access control for a complete range of peripheral devices and local ports. This added layer of protection prevents employees from using their corporate and personal mobile computing resources to extract valued information beyond the scope of their jobs and outside the guidelines of IT security policy.

DeviceLock 6.3 allows security administrators to centrally define permissions-based control and audit of user access to any local, network, and virtual printers regardless of how they connect to the PC including any non-USB connections. Printing events are logged, centrally collected, stored into a database, and audited. In addition, full copies of any printed documents can be shadowed for centralized reviewing in a built-in graphical viewer.

Printing from corporate computers can not be overlooked as a means for insiders to leak protected data from a network. Insiders can just walk away with hardcopy documents or disguise them in a .pdf file,” explains Ashot Oganesyan, DeviceLock’s chief technology officer. “DeviceLock 6.3 is the first product on the market that puts local printing under the strict control of corporate security administration.”

DeviceLock 6.3 also features a patent-pending local sync filtering technology allowing IT administrators to set permissions for different objects (pictures, contacts, e-mails, etc.) transferring to/from PDAs running Palm OS. “As more and more users connect their own personal mobile devices to corporate networks, local sync communications are attracting the attention of security and information risk managers as a potentially dangerous avenue of corporate data leakage that is poorly controlled and too often overlooked,” said Scott Crawford, research director with Enterprise Management Associates. “Building granular object-based filtering on top of device/port access controls that use network application protocols results in solid, multi-layer protection from data leakage and corporate network infiltration by malware via the local ports of distributed computers.”

Featuring flexible centralized management, natively integrated with Microsoft Active Directory®, DeviceLock enables security administrators to precisely control, online monitor, shadow-copy, log, and analyze end-user access to any type of peripheral devices and local ports on corporate computers, as well as automatically block operations of USB and PS/2 hardware keyloggers.

DeviceLock 6.3 is immediately available. Prices begin at $42 (US) for a single-user license. Discounts are available for multi-user licenses and for Educational Institutions. For more information, please contact our sales team.


What's New in DeviceLock® 6.3 (versus 6.2.1):

  • Added granular access control, auditing and shadowing for Palm OS devices. Now you can set permissions for different objects (pictures, contacts, e-mails, etc.) transferring to/from PDAs running Palm OS. Also, you can enable auditing and shadowing for objects copying from the PCs to PDAs. All connection interfaces (USB, COM, IrDA, Bluetooth, WiFi) are supported.
  • Added granular access control, auditing and shadowing for local and network printers. Now you can control who can send documents to printers as well as when printing is permissible. All connection interfaces (USB, LPT, network, etc.) are supported. Also, you can enable auditing and shadowing of printing activities. Later, saved copies of any printed documents can be viewed using the built-in viewer.
  • New flag for Security Settings parameters - "Access control for virtual printers". By disabling this flag you can prevent control, audit and shadowing of those printers which do not send documents to real devices, but instead print to files (e.g. PDF converters).
  • Now using the Temporary White List it is possible to allow a device for a current user’s session.
  • Improved compatibility with Windows Vista Service Pack 1.
  • Improved Windows 2000 TrueCrypt support.
  • Improved support for PGP Whole Disk Encryption version 9.8.
  • Enhanced compatibility with the Intel GM965 Express chipset.
  • Reduced loading of SQL Server while processing logs in DeviceLock® Enterprise Server.

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