Menlo Technical is very bullish on considering USB endpoint solutions for mobile workforce members. Any device that can go outside of the building needs this security consideration. Novell makes an excellent Zenworks Endpoint Security Management product that we can’t stop talking about for how well it performs in the enterprise.
A short list of the USB portion of this product includes these features:
* Data theft protection that allows you to enable or disable or set any removable file storage device to read-only, including USB, floppy, CD/DVD, and zip drives; .mp3 players; and flash memory, SCSI, and PCMCIA cards.
* Granular white listing controls that allow administrators to control the use of USB devices.
* Un-auditable transaction prevention that locks out local storage devices capable of copying data without leaving an audit trail.
* Optical writer (DVD/CD) and floppy drive controls that can allow, deny, or set drive access to rad-only, depending on a user’s location and security situation.
Unfortunately with the recent increase in popularity of Trojans that pass themselves through both email and the machine USB devices, it is necessary to consider this kind of protection, as well as true concerns about corporate Intellectual Property transfer concerns.
Stop over at Novell’s website today and consider the features that are offered in this endpoint security product. It is possibly the most mature endpoint security product on the market today.