PortBlocker cost-effectively helps enterprises ensure no unauthorized data leaves your organization on USB storage devices
DataLocker, Inc., a leading provider of encryption solutions, announced PortBlocker, an endpoint protection agent that limits USB mass storage devices used on a user’s workstation. It is a straightforward approach to prevent data breaches while also keeping malware out of your workstation. Integrated with SafeConsole® central management platform for encrypted devices and endpoints, PortBlocker™ is easy to deploy and remotely manage.
PortBlocker™ can filter USB mass storage, MTP, and PTP devices. Common USB-connected peripherals known to use the USB mass-storage device class include:
USB flash drives
USB external hard drives
Media card readers
Other devices, such as USB mice and keyboards, are always allowed.
PortBlocker™ is installed on workstations to ensure only whitelisted devices may be mounted as USB mass storage devices. This blocks usage of unsecured and unaudited USB mass storage devices and ensures that those infected with malware cannot infect the workstation or network. PortBlocker™ also logs USB activity and reports back to the SafeConsole® management server for auditing. Managing PortBlocker™ with SafeConsole® allows administrators to control which devices are allowed or blocked, set policies for different groups, and see audit logs and activity.
“PortBlocker™ represents the next step in the evolution of DataLocker as a Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solution for removable storage. It allows organizations to ensure that the only devices used to copy files in its environment are approved, secured and audited. Its integration with SafeConsole®, the leading central management solution for encrypted storage, makes locking down your USB ports simple and hassle free,” said Jay Kim, CEO, DataLocker.
Active SafeConsole® account (v5.4.0+)
SafeConsole® account (base) is required for new accounts, plus a valid PortBlocker™ license per workstation (licenses available in 1 or 3 years)
Windows™ 7 or 10 (macOS support coming Q2 2019)
512MB of RAM
1GB of available hard-disk space
Connection to SafeConsole® server for registration and policy updates
1Mbps network connection
Intel Quad Core Atom processor, or equivalent x86 – x64 processor
Uses the WinINET (Internet Explorer) system user’s proxy settings. Can use either manual proxy settings or a pac script.