Which devices can I control with AccessPatrol?

AccessPatrol allows you to control the following external devices on your users computers.

Device ClassDevicesAccess Permissions
Storage DevicesUSBFull / Read only / No access
DVD /CDFull / Read only / No access
FloppyFull / Read only / No access
TapeFull / Read only / No access
External Hard driveFull / Read only / No access
FirewireFull / Read only / No access
SD CardFull / Read only / No access
MM CardFull / Read only / No access
Wireless DevicesBluetoothFull / No access
InfraredFull / No access
WifiFull / No access
Communication PortsSerial Full / No access
ParallelFull / No access
Imaging DevicesScannersFull / No access
Cameras, Webcams & OthersFull / No access
OthersPrintersFull / No access
USB Ethernet AdapterFull / No access
Sound CardsFull / No access
Portable Devices (iPhones, Mobiles)Full / No access
Network ShareFull / No access

How do I block external devices on my user’s computers?

  1. Click on a group or a computer.
  2. From the AccessPatrol tab, select Device Blocking.
  3. Select the device you want to control on the left-hand pane.
  4. Assign the access permission on the right-hand pane.
  5. You can block the access permission for all devices by selecting All Devices and assign No Access to it.
  6. The devices that are blocked will be listed in the CurrentWare Console under the column Devices Blocked.

Read-Only Permission: Allows the user to read the file but cannot make changes to it. The user will not have the ability to create new files on the controlled devices. Read Only permission is available for storage devices only.

Note on System Restart: while the policy is updated instantly to the client computers, some restrictions involve updating the system drivers, and a system restart is required on the client computers.

Displaying a warning message when a device is blocked

You can customize the warning message your users will see when they insert a device is blocked by AccessPatrol. To enable and customize this message, go to the AccessPatrol menu > Device Blocking > Warning Message > Message Box.

Blocked Device Warning Message

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