Hey everyone, this is Dale here. I am the Digital Marketing Manager for CurrentWare.
In today’s video, I’d like to show off the new USB activity dashboards introduced to AccessPatrol in version 7.0.
These dashboards provide a convenient overview of the peripheral device usage of your entire workforce as well as specific groups or users—all from the convenience of a web browser.
They work in tandem with AccessPatrol’s device control features and USB activity reports to protect sensitive data against the security risks of portable storage devices.
Today’s video is just a sneak peek of what AccessPatrol is capable of; as time goes on you can expect to see further enhancements and data points added to these dashboards.
At this time, AccessPatrol can track activities from the following peripherals:
This device usage data is used to populate various graphs across AccessPatrol’s dashboards. You can further refine how granular this data is by limiting the time frame, selecting only specific groups, and even investigating individual users.
Having these metrics available at a glance makes detecting potential insider threats far more efficient as your organization scales.
Any groups or users that need to be reviewed further can be investigated using the more granular dashboards and AccessPatrol’s device activity reports.
For a more proactive approach to insider threat management you can set up targeted alerts that will notify designated staff members when these high-risk activities occur.
For the most up-to-date information on AccessPatrol’s activity tracking and data loss prevention capabilities, visit our knowledge base at CurrentWare.com/Support or visit the AccessPatrol product page at CurrentWare.com/AccessPatrol
In the overview dashboard you can review the following metrics:
Moving on to the Files Dashboard you will see…
Finally, we have the Devices Dashboard.
In this dashboard, we have…
As you can see, we have specific users that are repeatedly trying to use devices that have not been approved for use by the organization.
While this could just be an accidental oversight on the user’s part, there’s a risk that it’s something much more serious.
For example, what if this is actually a disgruntled employee trying to steal trade secrets or sensitive customer data so they can bring it to a competitor, or worse, sell it to cybercriminals on the dark web.
Between the costs associated with a damaged reputation, fines, loss of competitive advantage, and remediation, a data breach like this could completely ruin a company.
Before we confront this employee or send them for retraining, let’s investigate this incident further so we can make an informed decision.
Clicking on this user, we’ll be taken to a dashboard that focuses exclusively on their activity.
Looking at the Devices graph we can see that they have made multiple attempts to use blocked devices.
Scrolling down, we can see that they’ve been trying to use unauthorized portable storage devices.
Since AccessPatrol is currently blocking any devices that are not explicitly allowed, I know that the only way sensitive data is leaving through a USB drive is if it’s a device that we’ve allowed before. So, let’s take a closer look at how they’ve been using their approved devices.
As you can see here, the types of files that they are transferring are more than capable of containing sensitive data; let’s take a look at the file names for more details.
With the Activity Log we can use the filters, sorting, and column options to isolate our view to the entries we’re the most interested in.
Once we find something that looks off, we have more than enough information to confront this employee and take any necessary corrective actions.
Ready to protect your sensitive data against theft to USB portable storage devices? Block and monitor peripheral device usage today with a free trial of AccessPatrol, CurrentWare’s USB control software.
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AccessPatrol keeps data secure by…
AccessPatrol’s central console allows you to apply USB DLP security policies and run reports on your user’s USB activities from the convenience of a web browser.
The security policies are enforced by a software agent that is installed on your user’s computers. This keeps devices restricted and monitored even when the computers are taken off of the network.
Here’s an overview of AccessPatrol’s key USB data loss prevention features.
Under Device Permissions, you can assign unique device control policies for specific groups of computers or users.
AccessPatrol controls a variety of peripherals, including…
Under the allowed list you can specify trusted devices that can be used on your computers.
If you need to temporarily lift device restrictions for devices that aren’t on the allowed list, you can use the access code generator.
This allows you to set a time-limited policy exemption for a specific computer. The access code generator does not require internet access to work, making it the ideal solution for traveling users and other special circumstances.
To further protect sensitive data, AccessPatrol allows you to block file transfers based on file names and extensions. This ensures that even allowed devices can’t transfer sensitive data.
AccessPatrol also includes a variety of USB activity reports to help organizations audit data transfers and peripheral device use.
These reports provide insight into…
AccessPatrol’s reports can be generated on-demand, on a set schedule, or automatically sent to your inbox to alert you of specific events.
Don’t let a preventable data leak ruin your organization. Take back control over portable storage devices with a free trial of AccessPatrol.
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