How to disable USB drives with AccessPatrol

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With the necessity of portable storage devices, theft of proprietary data is a growing challenge in today’s world . Portable devices also provide an easy entryway for infecting systems with viruses, spyware, trojans and malware that could potentially compromise an entire organization’s network.

AccessPatrol provides a proactive solution for securing company endpoints (USB devices, iPhones, tablets, smartphones, Bluetooth and etc) to prevent the illicit transfer of data to unauthorized devices.

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On this page, we will show you how to use AccessPatrol endpoint security to restrict employee access to USB devices. Doing so will prevent computer misuse and data breaches in the workplace.

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Install CurrentWare Web Filter Console on IT manager's computer

1. Install the CurrentWare Console on the manager's computer

  1. Run the setup file.
  2. Select AccessPatrol.
  3. The Installer will proceed to install the CurrentWare Server, Console and AccessPatrol onto your computer.
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2. Install the CurrentWare Clients on your employee's computers

  1. Take the CurrentWare Client setup file and run it on the client computer.
  2. The installer will ask you for the computer name of the CurrentWare Console to establish a connection.
  3. After the CurrentWare Client is installed, it will connect to your CurrentWare Console automatically.
  4. Repeat step 1-3 on all the computers you want to control endpoint devices.
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3. Return to the Manager’s computer and launch the CurrentWare Console

From the CurrentWare Console, set the permissions and restrictions for the different USB devices on your network.

1. Give Read Only Access

Read Only

With the Read Only permission set, users will only be able to view or open the files on the USB device. They will not be able to transfer files to or from the USB device.

  1. Select the folder/group of your computers.
  2. Go to Device Blocking and choose the devices to set permission.
  3. Click on Read Only.
  4. Apply permission to group.

2. Allow Full Access

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With the Full Access permission set, users will have full access to open, view, and run any files or programs on the USB device. Users will also be able to transfer files or programs between the USB device and the computer.

  1. Select the folder/group of your computers.
  2. Go to Device Blocking and choose the devices to set permission.
  3. Click on Full Access.
  4. Apply permission to group.

3. Provide No Access to Endpoint Devices

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With the No Access permission set, users will have no access to any USB device. USB devices will not be listed when connected to the computer, restricting users from using the device all together.

  1. Select the folder/group of your computers.
  2. Go to Device Blocking and choose the devices to set the restriction.
  3. Click on No Access.
  4. Apply restriction to group.
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That's it! You now have full control over the USB devices on your network!

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