USB Control

USB device control - ManageEngine Device Control Plus

What is USB device control?

USB device control is the technique of controlling USB and removable media devices to prevent the entry of malware into your PC and other devices. It can either be done manually or in a significantly more efficient fashion using a USB port control software. Controlling USB devices helps prevent threats via unauthorized peripherals and removable storage. Controlling these USB devices also helps prevent users from installing malicious USB and peripheral devices.

Why do I need a USB control software?

USBs are an indispensable part of our daily business operations. Since USB devices are capable of spoofing, it's hard to identify their intent. For instance, when an employee plugs in a random pen drive into the USB port, it's likely that they won't give a second thought about possible consequences like USB malware. Windows computers are, by nature, plug and play (PnP) friendly, leaving them easily prone to USB malware infections. Since all the device connections are established via physical ports, a versatile USB port control software becomes essential to implement USB port control. Utilizing a diligent and precise USB device control software will help you keep all the USB malware away from your computer. 

A USB device control software is used predominantly to achieve the following

  • Control USB devices
  • Control USB device access to computers
  • Prevent data loss and system infection

How to control USB device?

Device Control Plus is a robust and meticulous usb control software that monitors and regulates various device accesses to your computer through the administration of strict device access policies. This drastically reduces the point of exfiltration and the chances of data loss and theft. Below are just a few features that Device Control Plus offers.

Key features of Device Control Plus

Centrally enforce strict device access policies.

Classify the type of access level a device can have based on the device's roles, tasks, and whom it belongs to. Create device access policies to block USB ports, and set read-only permission or both read and write permission. You can deploy these policies to devices either inside or outside the network without having to physically connect them to your computer.

Detect and alert in the event of unauthorized access

Device Control Plus continuously monitors all device and file usage activities. Whenever there is an occurrence of unauthorized device connection, you will receive an alert on the details of blocked devices. You will also receive reports on every device and file activity to the configured email address.

Respond to alerts

By viewing the reports, you can monitor who is using what device on which endpoint, which files are going in and out, and what level of access needs to be rendered to an employee based on their behavioral pattern.

Supported USB devices

Data within networks are constantly transferred through various devices. From prompt detection to comprehensive monitoring, Device Control Plus is capable of supporting up to 15 types of USB devices which include:

  1. Biometric
  2. Removable Storage Device
  3. Imaging Devices
  4. Infrared
  5. Modem
  6. Mouse
  7. Printer
  8. SmartCard Reader
  9. Tape Drive
  10. WCEUSBS
  11. Windows Portable Devices
  12. Apple Devices
  13. Serial Ports(COM)
  14. Parallel Ports(LPT)
  15. Wireless Network Adapters

Prevent data loss with Device Control Plus

Data is a valuable corporate asset and must be protected. Since USB and peripheral devices are vulnerable to carrying malware in them, they could infect your computers, too. Device Control Plus enables you to protect your confidential data from USB devices that may otherwise modify, delete, or steal it. Additionally, allowing access to only authorized devices significantly reduces the risks of USB malware, data theft, and loss.

An effective device control solution like Device Control Plus can reduce your operational costs, lower your security budget, and make adhering to compliance regulations a breeze. Download a free 30-day trial of Device Control Plus and try out these features today!