Whitelist USB Devices on Windows
AccessPatrol’s USB whitelisting feature allows administrators to grant access to authorized USB devices by adding them to the Allowed List. Combine this feature with the USB Device Blocking feature to block unauthorized peripheral devices by default.
Prevent data loss in your organization with advanced awareness and control over high-risk peripherals including USB sticks, Bluetooth, external hard drives, and SD/MM cards—All without the need to manually create Group Policy Objects.
Allow Trusted USB Storage Devices & Other Peripherals
- Allow authorized devices to be used on specific computers or by specific users
- Remove support bottlenecks by providing super users with unrestricted device use
- Control the flow of sensitive data by limiting USB storage device use and monitoring USB file transfers
- Add authorized devices based on vendor ID, serial number, and PNP device ID
Temporarily Bypass Device Control Security Settings
Want to temporarily provide unrestricted USB flash drive use on a specific endpoint? Use AccessPatrol’s Access Code Generator to provide a time-limited bypass of AccessPatrol’s device policy settings.
- Works on remote computers, even without an internet connection
- Balance security and productivity by providing limited access for edge-cases such as trusted vendors and other third-parties
- Access codes are single-use, unique to a specific computer, and automatically expire to prevent misuse
Manage USB Security From a Convenient Central Console
CurrentWare’s centralized management console makes managing your in-house and remote workforce simple and convenient. Customized USB permissions based on groups of computers or users.
Generate user activity reports and remotely manage USB control policies all from the central CurrentWare web console.
The web console can be installed on various editions of Windows server, Windows 8.1, as well as Windows 10 or 11 Pro/Enterprise
Monitor USB Activity for Suspicious & High-risk Behavior
AccessPatrol’s USB device control features include a USB activity monitor for increased visibility into high-risk data transfers.
- Receive real time email alerts when employees violate your endpoint security policies
- Audit file operations reports to see files that have been copied, created, deleted, or renamed on removable devices
- Review USB activity logs to trace data breaches back to their source
- Get information on USB activity with device classes, descriptions, allow/block status, timestamps, and the computer/user that used the specific device
Why Use USB Device Control Solutions?
As part of a multi-layered data loss prevention strategy you will need security controls to protect data against theft to USB storage.
AccessPatrol’s USB blocking tool provides the critical security controls you need to prevent employees, guests, and contractors from stealing sensitive data such as personally identifiable information (PII), trade secrets, and financial records.
- USB Security: Block unauthorized devices as a critical security control for enforcing your removable media policy. Prevent installation of apps via flash drives and protect sensitive data against theft.
- Prevent Data Breaches: Flash drives are portable and easy to hide. AccessPatrol’s technical safeguards stop insider threats from transferring data to all forms of removable media.
- Endpoint Security: USB devices can unknowingly infect company computers with ransomware and other malicious software. Disable USB ports to mitigate this security risk.
AccessPatrol’s Device Permissions
AccessPatrol lets administrators easily control device access permissions for the users and endpoints in their network by assigning Full Access, Read Only, and No Access device control policies.
AccessPatrol’s USB blocker will continue to enforce data protection policies even when managed devices lose connection to the CurrentWare server, allowing users to be monitored and managed when they are working offline or on another network.
- Full Access: The computer or user with this access permission can read and write to the specified removable device that is connected to the computer.
- Read Only: The computer or user with this access permission can only read the information from the specified external device that is connected to the computer. The user will not be able to copy any information to the specified external device. The read access only option is only available to storage devices.
- No Access: The computer or user with this access permission cannot read or write to the specified external devices that are connected to the computer.
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“CurrentWare saved us a lot of time and money. If we didn’t have AccessPatrol we would have never known what was going on. I cannot thank all of you enough for this software.”