How to Disable USB drives with AccessPatrol

With the necessity of portable storage devices, theft of proprietary data is a growing challenge in today’s world. AccessPatrol provides a proactive solution for securing company endpoints to prevent the illicit transfer of data to unauthorized devices.

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IT Service Desk Supervisor, First Choice Health

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Restrict and Audit Access to USB and Endpoint Devices

With the influx of mobile storage devices such as USB devices and smartphones, stealing confidential data and electronic personal health information (ePHI) files can be achieved quite discreetly without the approval or knowledge of authorities.

AccessPatrol provides comprehensive endpoint security to prevent theft of sensitive data and ePHI:

Enforce selective data access: Implement access privileges: read only, read and write, or no access to patient data files.

Whitelist Endpoints: Completely block access to all endpoints. Allow access to authorized endpoint devices, such as USBs and external hard drives, using the AccessPatrol Allowed List.

Removable Storage Auditing: Inclusive reporting ensures speedy identification of abusive use of endpoint devices.

Offsite Management: Endpoint security policies will be maintained, even if the computer or laptop is used outside the building.

3 Easy Steps to Install CurrentWare

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On the Manager’s computer, install the CurrentWare Console
  1. Run the CurrentWare.exe setup file. 
  2. Select AccessPatrol, BrowseControl and BrowseReporter
  3. The Installer will proceed to install the CurrentWare Server, Console and the 3 solutions onto the Manager’s computer.
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On the employees' computers, install the CurrentWare Client
  1. Deploy the CurrentWare Client onto your employee’s computers using the built-in remote client install or Active Directory
  2. Connect your computers to the CurrentWare Server.
  3. You can now control your employee’s computers
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Return to the Manager’s PC, launch the CurrentWare Console
  1. Under the AccessPatrol menu, you can set device permissions, add devices to your allowed list and etc.
  2. Under the BrowseControl menu, you can block websites and applications. 
  3. Under the BrowseReporter menu, you can monitor computer activities.

 DEVICE PERMISSIONS

Granular control over a variety of peripheral devices

Increase endpoint security by blocking or limiting the use of storage devices, wireless connectivity, communication ports, imaging devices, and other peripherals. Policies can be uniquely configured for each user, endpoint, and department.

  • Easily block USBs, optical discs, external hard drives, SD cards, and other removable media
  • Disable wireless connections through Bluetooth, infrared, and Wifi
  • Block employees from using scanners, printers, and cameras to steal sensitive data

 DEVICE REPORTS

Monitor USB activity for suspicious behavior

AccessPatrol’s USB activity monitor improves your endpoint security through increased visibility into high-risk data transfers.

  • Receive instant email alerts when employees violate your endpoint security policy by using unauthorized USB devices or transferring sensitive files
  • Audit file operations reports to see files that have been copied, created, deleted, or renamed on removable media devices
  • Review USB activity logs to trace data breaches back to their source

 ACCESS CODE GENERATOR

Enforce endpoint security and device control policies

AccessPatrol gives you the device control features you need to enforce and manage your endpoint security policies.

  • Effortlessly block all peripheral devices that fall outside of your allowed devices lists
  • Exempt USB devices used by tech support and other trusted users
  • Temporarily grant time-limited access to blocked devices using the Access Code Generator
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First Choice Health protects their patients' information

“We never have to worry about what may happen when someone plugs a device into one of our machines. AccessPatrol has made our lives easy. We just set it, forget it, and it works!”

CurrentWare Customer First Choice Health

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