Control network access of portable storage devices and
drives, such as USB drives, iPods and PDAs
invested in network anti-virus software, firewalls, email and web
content security to protect against external threats.
any user can come into the office, plug in a USB drive the size of
the average keychain and take in/out over 80 GB of data. This poses
a tremendous threat:
Users can take confidential data or
they can unknowingly introduce viruses, trojans, illegal software
and more actions that can affect your network and company severely.
Yet, as an administrator you have no way to control this!
Group policy offers no control and total lock down of USB ports is
no sustainable solution.
|Why choose GFI EndPointSecurity?|
are five reasons that you should choose GFI EndPointSecurity :
> Blocks insider data theft by fully
controlling access to portable storage devices like memory
cards, CDs, USB drives and more
> Prevents the
introduction of viruses and unauthorized software by
controlling all endpoint connectable devices such as PDAs,
laptops and more
> Allows administrators to exercise
group-based control over a wide array of portable devices
without affecting authorized users
productivity loss by blocking unauthorized uploads of games
and other personal files from portable storage devices
> Ships with three protection policies: for laptops,
workstations and servers.
|GFI Regain control over your network with GFI
GFI EndPointSecurity allows
administrators to actively manage user access and log the
>Media players, including iPods,
Creative Zen and others
>USB drives, CompactFlash,
memory cards, CDs, floppies & other portable storage
>PDAs, BlackBerry handhelds, mobile phone
and similar communication devices
laptops and other network connections.
|Survey highlights UK companies' naive approach to risks
posed by USB sticks, iPods and PDAs|
In London, 65% of companies needlessly put
themselves at risk because they underestimate the threat posed
to their network's security by USB sticks, flash drives, iPods
and PDAs, research conducted among 370 UK companies shows.
Although 49% of UK companies surveyed are
concerned about data theft, 65% do not consider the use of
these devices on their network to be a security threat. On the
contrary, 71% are of the opinion that the use of portable
storage devices is important or very important to the
Nearly half of the
respondents said they had no clue how many employees were
actually using USB sticks or iPods at the office, and while
37% said it was their company's policy to monitor portable
storage devices, only 22% had some form of hardware or
software installed to control their usage on the network...
|Prevent data theft and virus infection from within with
endpoint security software|
According to a 2005 FBI Computer Crime Survey, 44%
of organizations have reported network intrusions from within
their own organizations.
Gartner warns that portable devices containing a USB or
FireWire connection are a serious new threat to businesses. In
their report, Gartner named portable storage devices as a
significant security risk in the workplace and advised that
these can be used both to download confidential data, and also
to introduce a virus into the company network.
|Gold Award for GFI EndPointSecurity|
WindowSecurity.com, a resource for IT administrators
on Windows networks, has given a Gold Award and a rating of
4.5 out of 5 to GFI EndPointSecurity last month.
In a lengthy review of GFI EndPointSecurity, Jakob
H. Heidelberg talks about the ever-growing threat posed to
networks by portable storage devices. He says that although a
written corporate portable storage control policy as part of
the companys IT security policy is a must, administrators
also need to ensure that the policy is followed by users.
Since Windows Group Policies gives us very limited
control over the mentioned devices, the common approach has
been anything from physically blocking ports (USB / FireWire,
etc.) to a total ban of iPods and similar devices on the
network. Its obvious that none of these countermeasures are
adequate in most scenarios. We need technological barriers,
such as those offered by GFI EndPointSecurity, to protect
networks against unauthorized device usage, Heidelberg wrote.
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