Manageengine's Device Control Plus is a web based administrative console that enables IT administrators and operators to control, block and monitor all the USB and peripheral devices from a single console. It also enables the administrator to assign strict file access and file transfer policies that prevent unneccessary access and transfer of data by unauthorized devices.
The Device Control Plus server is located in the customer's site. Within the enterprise, this server facilitates various tasks such as :
Once the server assigns a policy to a computer, it is interpreted even when the system goes offline. All the device control tasks such as controlling, blocking and monitoring devices can be completed using Device Control Plus's web based administrative console.
Device Control Plus agent is a lightweight software application that is installed in computers which are managed using Device Control Plus. It is installed automatically in the computers in a LAN. It helps to complete various tasks that are initiated in the Device Control Plus server. For example, if you want to block a device from a computer in your network, you can make the required settings for this task in the Device Control Plus server. The agent replicates these settings and ensures that the task is completed effectively.
The agent also updates the Device Control Plus server with the details of all the connected devices to the computers in the form of reports and audits. The agent contacts the server during every 15 minute refresh interval.
The Web console of Device Control Plus provides a central point from where an administrator can control all the devices that attempt to connect with your computer. This console can be accessed from anywhere. For example, it can be accessed through a LAN, WAN and from home using the Internet or a VPN. Separate client installations are not required to access the Web console.
In an Active Directory-based domain setup, the Device Control Plus server gathers data from the Active Directory to generate the reports for the following:
This enables administrators to access all the information that is stored by the Active Directory.