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USB storage devices can be used to upload deleterious codes onto networked machines in an organization. It can also be used to copy critical files and result in intellectual property (IP) theft. To check for such malicious activities, system administrators need to track the history of USB devices connected to any of the networked computers.
The following is a comparison between obtaining the USB usage history report with Windows PowerShell and ADAudit Plus:
Get-ItemProperty -Path 'HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\USBSTOR\*\*' | Select FriendlyName
As you can see in the figure, ManageEngine ADAudit Plus provides an extensive yet simple report with all the details required for a system administrator to identify the source of a potential attack:
The following are the limitations of obtaining a report on USB usage history using Windows PowerShell:
On the other hand, ADAudit Plus will generate the report of USB usage history and display it in a simple and intuitively designed UI.